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AM & Shawn Lee

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La Musique Numérique (French for Digital Music) is the second full-length record from Los Angeles / London electro soul duo AM & Shawn Lee. Drawing heavily on late 70's French library, 80's Italo Disco and Sleng Teng dancehall riddims, La Musique Numérique pays homage to the beginnings of the digital realm often employing recording equipment from the era (Simmons drums, period drum machines and rst generation digital effects).Themes of the album address new love (Good Blood), addiction (Automatic) and worldwide economic bitterness (Two Times, Suffer Like Me).

New Orleans-bred, L.A.-based tunesmith AM has won widespread acclaim by merging pop, soul, folk, R&B and psychedelia into highly personalized songcraft. In addition to releasing several albums on various labels, he spent practically all of last year out on the road touring with a diverse range of artists including AIR, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Josh Rouse and legendary Brazilian tropicalia icon Caetano Veloso. His music has been heard on TV shows such as Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, The Mindy Project, Teen Mom, Big Love, Royal Pains, Castle, and Friday Night Lights.

Kansas-born, London-based composer/producer/instrumentalist Shawn Lee has established a reputation as a mischievous sonic innovator and one of the most sampled artists in Hip Hop, releasing more than twenty genre-spanning albums of his original material, usually as Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra. He has recorded projects with artists such as Clutchy Hopkins, Saint Etienne, Arthur Verocai, Greyboy, Coldcut, Tony Joe White, Darondo, Money Mark and Tommy Guerrero and opened for bands such as Phoenix, Sigur Ros, Kings Of Convenience, and Bonnie Prince Billy. His music has been heard on television shows such as Entourage, CSI, Lost, and Nip/Tuck, and Desperate Housewives. He is an award winning video game music composer and winner of the award for best original music for the video game “Bully” by Gamespot and nominated for best original score from Spike VGA (video game awards).

2013 Radio Spotlight

  • KCRW Top 20
  • KEXP Top 20

 

e press quotes

"Air-y Moog pop tunes with a shaggy disco flavor, as sugary-sweet as Skittles.."
— SPIN
"FORGET THE NEW DAFT PUNK!"
— Bitcandy
"AM & Shawn Lee are the reincarnation of The Beatles in disco-funk-pop form."
— Redefine Magazine
"...bursts with collaborative energy"
— Billboard
"...a blissful experience from start to finish."
— USA Today
"Disco for the sophisticated set."
— Under The Radar
"analog-digital pop-funk soul brothers from different mothers"
— LA Record
"...retro-vibed porn soundtrack with a modernist edge in the best way possible. Clothing Optional."
— Filter Magazine
"sleek blend of funk, soul, disco, dub, dancehall...smooth vocals and shiny pop hooks."
— KEXP (Don Yates) — Song Of The Day
"...the ultimate Friday afternoon track."
— Nylon
".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."
— All Music, ★★★★½
"Riveting live band."
— KCRW
"Perfect top-down songs"
— Nylon Magazine, ★★★★
"Indie iconoclasts join forces. Results heavenly."
— Q Magazine
"One of the best live shows of the year"
— Seattle Weekly
"Make even the most hardened hipsters bob their head"
— KEXP