Published Jul 03, 2015The Sheepdogs have made major breakthroughs will their last couple of albums, with 2010's Learn & Burn being certified Platinum and winning Juno Awards and 2012's The Sheepdogs topping the Canadian charts. Now, the Saskatoon retro rockers have announced their latest full-length.
The new album is called Future Nostalgia, and it will be out on October 2 through Warner Music. It was produced by the band's frontman Ewan Currie along with engineer Matt Ross-Spang, with sessions taking place at a remote country house near Stony Lake, ON.
The album consists of 18 tracks, with the final six cuts tied together as a medley. It seems that the Sheepdogs upheld their reputation for retro-styled rock, as Currie said in a statement, "We worked from morning 'til night, but we kept it loose, had a real good time, and came away with a rock'n'roll record." Evidently the loss of guitarist Leot Hanson hasn't resulted a radical change in the group's sound.
Scroll past the tracklist below to hear the single "Downtown." As expected, it's a tuneful song with a classic rock vibe and just a hint of soulful rootsiness.
Also below, check out the band's tour schedule, which includes a string of Canadian festival dates throughout the summer and into the fall.
1. I'm Gonna Be Myself
2. I Really Wanna Be Your Man
4. Jim Gordon
5. Bad Lieutenant
6. Jim Sullivan
7. Back Down
8. Help Us All
9. Take a Trip
10. Same Old Feeling
11. Nothing All of the Time
12. Darryl & Dwight
13. Where I Can Roam
14. The Bridge City Turnaround
15. Plastic Man
16. Giving It Up (For My Baby)
17. I Get By
18. Where I Can Roam (Reprise)
07/03 Montreal, QC - Métropolis (Montreal Jazz Festival)
07/04 Elliot Lake/Rainy River District, ON - Elliot Lake Heritage Days
07/05 Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Blues Fest
07/08 Calgary, AB - Calgary Stampede
07/18 Colwood, BC - Rock the Shores
07/26 Oro Medonte, ON - WayHome Music and Arts Festival
08/07 Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival
08/08 Burnaby, BC - Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival
08/15 Jasper, AB - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
08/16 Fort McMurray, AB - MacDonald Island Park
08/18 Lethbridge, AB - Whoop-Up Days Family Festival
08/28 Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre (Blue Jays Summer Fan Fridays)
09/04 Vanderpool, TX - Utopiafest
09/15 Windsor, ON - The Coliseum at Caesars *
09/19 Ottawa, ON - Landsdowne Park (CityFolk)
11/27 Winnipeg, MB - RBC Convention Centre (Grey Cup Festival Concert Series)
* with Avett Brothers