That’s right folks, after months and months (and months) of waiting and mass voting, the results are in: Saskatoon’s The Sheepdogs are gonna be the first ever unsigned band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
This great achievement is well-deserved for this hard-working group of prairie dudes, and comes as no surprise to their ever-growing throng of fans.
Along with the cover shot, The ‘Dogs also get an appearance on Jimmy Fallon tomorrow, an opening slot on Kings of Leon’s Canadian dates (fingers crossed), a record deal with Atlantic Records and probably enough Garnier Fructis beard gel to last a lifetime.
The band will appear on the cover of Rolling Stone’s next issue, which comes out Thursday, August 18th.
See below to revisit a performance the boys did live a while back at CFCR. They stopped by the station to strum a couple tunes from their self-released album Learn And Burn.
The Sheepdogs – “I Don’t Know” (Live at CFCR)
The Sheepdogs – “I Don’t Get By” (Live at CFCR)
**Update: Atlantic Records just released a five-song EP of songs The Sheepdogs recorded over the course of the Rolling Stone contest. You can get a digital copy of the aptly titled Five Easy Pieces EP for yourself at the iTunes store.