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Canadian Rockers The Sheepdogs were winners of Rolling Stone Magazine's "Choose the Cover" Competition in 2011! They play Johnny Brendas in Philly on September 20, and will be our guest for a special XPN Free At Noon at The Porch (30th Street Amtrak Station) in University City on September 7!
Canadian rock band The Sheepdogs was formed back in 2006 in their hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Between 2007 and 2011
the band independently released three full-length albums before appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone in August 2011 after winning the magazine’s "Choose the Cover" competition. The Sheepdogs were the first unsigned band to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone and, after gaining recognition, the band was signed to the Warner Music Canada label and
Atlantic Records. The band has garnered critical success in Canada, winning awards such as "Favorite New Artist,"
"Favorite Indie Album," and "Favorite New Album" at the CASBY Awards in 2011, "Rock Album of the Year" at the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards, and "Rock Album of the Year," "Best New Group" and "Single of the Year" at the 2012 Juno Awards. The band just released the song "The Way it Is" in July as the first single for their new album. The self-titled album, which was produced by The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney, is set to release on September 4, just in time
for their XPN Free at Noon performance at The Porch (30th Street Station) in University City on September 7.