Singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Grant Sabin is proud to announce the release of his newest full-length album, Anthromusicology, to be released December 14th on Blank Tape Records. Anthromusicology is Sabin’s first album since 2011’s Home Sick EP, and his fourth full-length. Sabin, a talented songwriter and musician, grew up in Southern Colorado’s blues scene, performing his original music since age thirteen. Now older, wiser and well traveled, he is breaking new ground and vibrating at a higher frequency than ever.
Sabin’s 10 new tracks were produced and recorded by Conor Bourgal (The Changing Colors) and Marc Benning (34 Satellite), at Hideaway Studios, a residential studio located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The album’s title was inspired by the study of the innately human urge to manipulate resonance. Many of the tracks share a common ground in their subject matter: Human behavior and interaction. “I tend to gather inspiration from humans and their behavior, as if undergoing an anthropological study. I even scrutinize my own behavior to gather information to write songs that will help me later on in life. A sort of message in a bottle for myself and the rest of the human species.”
The album features collaborations with a number of well-known Southern Colorado musicians, including Alex Koshak (The Flumps, Briffaut) on drums, Sam Erickson (We Are Not a Glum Lot, Briffaut) on guitar, and producer/engineer Marc Benning on bass. Each member brings a new element and personality to the songs, but Sabin’s ability to transform himself from howling screams and growls, to soulful balladeer makes for his most exciting and versatile album to date.
“Sabin’s musical voice rings so true, we’re inclined to believe anything that raw voice sings” – HeyReverb
“Sabin’s Blank Tape debut is like the audio equivalent of the moment when The Wizard of Oz goes from black-and-white to color.” – Bill Forman, CS INDEPENDENT