The Sheepdogs Future Nostalgia on 180g 2LP
The Sheepdogs will release their third album Future Nostalgia in October 2015 via Dine Alone Records. The highly-anticipated collection, mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White) in Nashville, TN brings the band back to their 70s-rock inspired roots and is the follow up to their self-titled, award-winning album in 2012.
Produced by lead vocalist and songwriter Ewan Currie alongside engineer Matt Ross-Spang (former engineer at Memphis' Sun Studios) the 18 freshly-minted tracks on Future Nostalgia were recorded in the quiet and idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, a conscientious choice by the band to ensure they kept all distractions at bay and the recording process as natural as possible.
The band, comprised of Currie, Ryan Gullen (bass/vox), Sam Corbett (drums/vox), Shamus Currie (keys/horns) and Rusty Matyas (guitar/vox), set up camp up for several weeks in a cottage in the remote country where they trucked in equipment to build a studio in order to record their latest effort. Says Currie, "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."
The latest record has many flavors showcasing the band's creative license when left to their own devices ranging from the catchy, signature-sounding single "Downtown" to the introspective, and soulful groove of "Bad Lieutenant" to "Help Us All," a fresh take on a vintage vibe featuring a trombone solo from Ewan's brother Shamus. Another highlight is the laid back, good-time, backyard jam "Same Old Feeling," as well as the closing 6 tracks which flow one into the other to create a cohesive medley, much like the band did on their debut LP Learn and Burn.