It Ain't Easy To Go
Label: Atlantic Records
Heads up, all you fans of Father John Misty, Dawes and The Felice Brothers: The Sheepdogs is a classic-rock orgy produced by none other than Black Key Patrick Carney. What distinguishes these Canadian longhairs is their pop streak. While they're fully capable of channeling Crazy Horse and Stephen Stills, they sure do love their Gary Glitter stomp ("Feeling Good"), smooth yacht rock ("Alright OK") and roller-rink funk ("How Late, How Long"). On most of the tunes, singer (and guitarist) Ewan Currie is a dead ringer for Allman legend Dickey Betts. That's really cool, too.