AM & Shawn Lee’s new video “Two Times”
”…the ultimate Friday afternoon track.” - Nylon
”…the ultimate Friday afternoon track.” - Nylon
“AM & Shawn Lee totally killed this Joe Jackson cover.” - Death And Taxes
“…one of the best contemporary acts on the planet”- RSL Boston
“…the album brings to mind the Moog synthesizer sounds of such early electronic innovators as Giorgio Moroder, Laurie Speigel, and Kraftwerk …and similarly synth-centric bands like AIR and Phoenix.” - 4/5 Stars All Music
AM & Shawn Lee on Tour:
6/13 Live on KEXP Seattle 9:30ampst
6/13: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios – TICKETS
6/14: Seattle, WA @ KEXP Presents Chop Suey – TICKETS
6/16: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt – TICKETS
6/18: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
6/19: Boston, MA @ Church of Boston- TICKETS
6/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory – TICKETS
6/21: Chicago, IL @ Schubas – TICKETS
6/22: Rochester, NY @ Lovin’ Cup – TICKETS
6/25: Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic
6/26: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop – TICKETS
6/28: Los Angeles, CA @ KCRW Presents The Echo – TICKETS
6/29: San Diego, CA @ The Griffin – TICKETS
Hailing from LA and London respectively, AM & Shawn Lee first bonded over their mutual love of vintage French and Italian Soundtrack music and 80’s digital effects. Separately, the two have racked up an impressive number of accomplishments: as a solo artist, AM has earned widespread acclaim for his unique mixture of pop, soul, R&B and psychedelia, and Shawn Lee, best known as instrumentalist groove-master, is also one of hip hop’s most sampled artists. The duo have shared stages with bands such as AIR, Phoenix, Sigur Ros, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Caetano Veloso, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. After releasing a debut album, Celestial Electric, in 2011 to praise from KEXP, FILTER, Under The Radar, NYLON and more, the duo is back with their first release on Park The Van Records (Dr. Dog, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Generationals.) Paying homage to the beginning of the digital era with their own brand of electro-tinged soul, AM & Shawn Lee’s La Musique Numerique will be released on May 7th. The album is currently available for pre-order HERE, where you can also grab a limited edition 7”!
Album opener “Two Times” blends 70’s funk with 80’s Sleng Teng Riddims, complete with an infectious groove that will keep you on your toes. For an early taste of the new album, you can download the “Two Times” MP3 where it premiered with Rolling Stone or HERE, and you’re encouraged to post & share the MP3.
Exploring themes of love, addiction, and even economic bitterness, La Musique Numeriqueis a throwback to the Casio’s heyday while remaining futuristic and inventive. Album track “Automatic” features an irresistiblechorus punctuated by a danceable beat, funky filtered bass lines, and an electric sitar intro that will have you immediately hooked. “All The Love” speeds up the pace with a toe-tapping disco beat, catchy vocal melodies, and a chorus that begs you to move. “In The Aftermath” is a sonically rich ballad with swirling layers of vintage synth instrumentation that set an atmospheric tone, showing a softer side of the album.
AM & Shawn Lee blur genre boundaries with a unique sound that fuses the best parts of funk, soul, disco, and electro, uniting the past and the future of music. Stay tuned for tour dates from AM & Shawn Lee, coming soon!
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“There’s always been a strong sense of self- discovery and independence in good kids’ music, and Play Date’s debut album Imagination has that for the punk rocker in training.” -NPR
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Check out this interview from AM & Shawn Lee at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival.
If you have photos or videos from AM & Shawn Lee’s performance on tour, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set your DVR for October 30- Fox featuring the AM & Shawn Lee tune “Somebody Like You” on The Mindy Kaling Project.
AM & Shawn Lee Tour Press + Marketing
“AM’s vocals were clean and pulled everyone into the world of his song”- DC Rock Live show review
“cosmic electronic grooves” -Metro Music Scene
“unique blend of electronic grooves.”-Enrique Grijalva Live Show Review
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“The Signal” Bumbershoot Live video : http://youtu.be/qN6hGTEY4Ls
”Dark Into Light” Bumbershoot Live video: http://youtu.be/4AhL0lsZ8Q0
“Somebody Like You” Bumbershoot Live video: http://youtu.be/ccgIkdxQiKg
“Somebody Like You” Bumbershoot Live video: http://youtu.be/xvZKpQoncW8
“has grown to become the 2012 AM & Shawn Lee experience: a well-attended, well-sung-along-to, well-danced-at production”-Seattle Weekly interview
“Reminiscent of Britt Daniel of Spoon and Darryl Hall of Hall & Oats” -Bangstyle Interview
Ryans Smashing Life and Bowery Boston Presented the show
KALX Presented the show
“cranking out space-age-bachelor-pad music with a singer-songwriter’s touch”-SF Bay Guardian Pick Of The Week
“Two of indie electronica’s more prolific and forward-thinking players”-KTVU preview
“a show that we’re pretty excited about”- Urb preview ticket giveaway (Phil Nacionales)
“tropicalia-dipped love child easily could have been conceived in the ’70s, yet it maintains an utterly modern edge.” -LA Weekly Pick Of The Week
“Sonically stimulating night” -Jigsaw Magazine show preview
AM & Shawn Lee live @ The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Friday, August 31, 2012