The Sheepdogs — “Rock and Roll”: DJ Pick of the Week

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The Sheepdogs released an ode to their most beloved music genre in “Rock and Roll (Ain’t No Simple Thing).” With an anthem-worthy chorus and display of skilled guitar playing, the song is the epitome of everything we’re looking for in a rock and roll jam. We’ll be spinning it all day today as Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week!

The song is the title track to the band’s new EP, No Simple Thing, which came out at the end of May this year. Because it was released three years after the band’s last album, Changing Colors, the EP was a happy surprise to fans. The Canada natives recorded it in the summer of 2020 in Montreal. Frontman Ewan Currie told Exclaim that “recording together during the pandemic was like finding a life raft after floating in the ocean for 90 days. We were itching to play music and above all else some human interaction. We missed the brotherly spirit the five of us have when we get together to jam.”

The visualizer stays true to the classic rock feel it takes after. With its vintage font, static overlay, and guitar string effect, it looks straight out of the ’60s and ’70s. You can check it out below!

Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Rock and Roll (Ain’t No Simple Thing)” by The Sheepdogs, featured as Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.

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