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Split releases are nothing new. Musical acts have been co-releasing buddy collaborations on record, cassette and CD for decades. Most of the time these projects, no matter how good, are simply two different albums sharing the same physical space. However, on rare occasions these split releases become something special, which is the case with “Hilltops & Highways,” the new joint CD from newgrass group The Repeating Arms and country-rockers The New Old-Fashioned.
The EP opens and closes with recordings featuring both bands. In between each act contributes a solo song and then another one featuring a member of the other band. David Payne of TNOF joins TRA for “You Loved Me Before” and TRA’s Max Nunery returns the favor by guesting on “Radio Waves” by TNOF.
“This EP is a true collaboration between friends,” Gas Daddy Go founder Don Thrasher said. “Call it a brollaboration, if you will. The sense of brotherhood is palpable in every song, from the opening group cut, ‘County Jail Hymnal,’ to the epic EP closer, ‘Some Nights.’
“When we first began discussing a split release with these guys, I had faith it would be really good but I had no clue it would turn out this amazing,” Thrasher added. “I couldn’t be prouder to be releasing this on Gas Daddy Go.”