Hailing from the small Canadian town of Saskatoon, SK, The Sheepdogs won an international competition in 2011 securing them the cover of Rolling Stone, making the group the first unsigned band to appear on its front page. The win, decided by 1.5 million public votes, also scored them a record deal with Atlantic, which offered up a new EP from the band, Five Easy Pieces, in August 2011. Their latest full length release, The Sheepdogs, was produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. Learn more about The Sheepdogs at their Official Website, “Like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter. We are no longer able to offer a free download of “The Way It Is,” but check out the video below.