Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings reveal upcoming album details

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    Known for their high energy live shows and their consistent output of gritty studio recordings, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have successfully brought back soul music and reared it back to its more traditional 50’s sound in recent years. And in celebration of Jones’ birthday, the band has announced that they will be releasing their fourth full-length record entitled I Learned the Hard Way on the same day, May 4th, via Daptone Records.

    Recorded on an outdated Ampex eight-track tape machine, I Learned the Hard Way oozes with warmth and signals an aesthetic feel rarely found since the ‘ol days when Muscle Shoals and Stax reigned supreme. As expected Jones’ vocals boom aloud, drenched in raw, rhythmic swagger, allowing Jones’s unique ability to capture the same morose soulfulness that artists such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Tina Turner originally invented. From start to finish, I Learned the Hard Way is the “Daptone Sound” at its finest; packed with Jones’s fiery yell and the Dap-Kings ability to fly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with grace, subtlety and ease.

    I Learned The Hard Way Tracklist:
    01. The Game Gets Old
    02. I Learned The Hard Way
    03. Better Things
    04. Give It Back
    05. Money
    06. The Reason
    07. Window Shopping
    08. She Ain’t A Child No More
    09. I’ll Still Be True
    10. Without A Heart
    11. If You Call
    12. Mama Don’t Like My Man