Guy’s third solo album has been quite a while coming. First recordings were made back in 2013 but a busy schedule in recent years has meant its release is long overdue. The eight track LP (9 track CD) features the wonderful Bruce Molsky who takes the lead vocal on ‘Another Gale Blows’ and plays fiddle on several tracks. John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick feature on ‘Margaret Set’. Side B starts with the title track, ’High Roads’ featuring lead guitar from Ethan Johns and backing vocals from Sarah Ozelle. Other heavyweight contributors include Nigel Hitchcock, Danny Cummings, Ian Thomas, Marcus Cliffe, Miles Bould and Guy’s son Max. The record was mixed at British Grove Studios by legendary producer Glyn Johns.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, who both play in the Bad Seeds and Grinderman, score a lot of films together. Their latest endeavor is Hell or High Water, a David Mackenzie-directed film starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine. CBS Films will release the movie in theaters August 12, which is the same day the soundtrack comes out via Milan Records. It features several pieces of score from Cave and Ellis, plus songs by Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt, Chris Stapleton, and others.