Michael Carney Canadian beardsmen the Sheepdogs are riding high again. Their…
- Posted on Mar 29th 2012 9:30AM by Joshua Ostroff
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This is, well, true. But sometimes it's just about feeling familiar, not sounding familiar - which helps out a band like the Sheepdogs, whose biggest asset is a truly classic rock sound that not many modern-day rockers can pull off. Think of it as the Adele factor. She succeeds because she's genuine in what she's doing. The Sheepdogs tap into that same spirit.
Speaking of the Black Keys, before the blues-rock duo got ready for their impending arena tour, drummer Patrick Carney produced the Sheepdogs upcoming album.
"It was cool to do it that way and then go to this American major label and say, 'we actually have Pat from Black Keys, he's gonna do it.'"
"They've done this at every level so he has the wealth of experience to draw on - not to mention we have a lot of the same musical taste. Also, he's from Akron, Ohio and we're from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. There's probably a similarity to those two cities in terms of not being Toronto or New York."
But Currie assures that growing doesn't necessarily mean changing.
"We're not trying to push forward musically to some new form. I know that's what people want, they want an evolution. But we're just looking to make some good tunes that people haven't heard before and make you feel free and have a good time.