Sunday, March 07, 2010

New Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings in April

Ah, now here's a press release I can get behind. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' new album I Learned the Hard Way is due April 6 and can be pre-ordered immediately directly from Daptone Records. 15% of all pre-order sales from the official site will be donated to Doctors Without Borders’ Emergency Relief Fund, which will directly contribute to Haiti relief efforts. The first 1000 orders of the CD or LP will receive a bonus 45 single and the first 100 LPs will also be signed (oops, sold out of those). LPs come with a code to download the full album, which is how it should be for all LP releases. Pre-order from the Daptone online store.

Sharon Jones - This Land is Your Land [originally by Woody Guthrie]
From Triple J's Like a Version 3, this acoustic cover uses the arrangement from their album version except without the trademark backing horns. But it's still awesome. Speaking of which, the Dap-King horn section will be guests on The New Pornographers' new album Together due in early May. Can't wait to hear that unlikely combo!

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