Tobin Sprout - Empty Horses


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Artist, illustrator, writer and lo-fi innovator, Tobin Sprout was the super-productive partner of Robert Pollard in the legendary Guided By Voices. The gifted songwriter returns with a pensive, expansive part autobiographical new album Empty Horses. Here he’s part Townes Van Zandt, part John Prine, part Robbie Robertson at his retrospective best.

It;s a warm and melancholy country-infused album; a meticulously observed study of America and Americana (not just the music, but the state of mind); a collection of laments to simpler times and the struggle for what’s right, peppered with an examination of faith and the search for a sense of justice. Close up and personal, Empty Horses is a poignant carefully etched experience, a rolling journey in modern times, nodding back to tradition, a personal snapshot filled with honesty.

“The perfect aural encapsulation of melancholy: in turns somnambulant, romantic and all-consuming” - Rolling Stone

“Raw, honest and often revelatory” - Consequence Of Sound


  1. Wings Prelude
  2. The Return
  3. Breaking Down
  4. On Golden Rivers
  5. The Man I Used to Know Side
  6. Every Sweet Soul
  7. Empty Horses
  8. Antietam
  9. All In My Sleep
  10. No Shame


Deluxe book-back CD includes 24 pages of paintings and lyrics by Tobin Sprout