AM & Shawn Lee premiere new single “City Boy”

AM & Shawn Lee are hitting the road with Fool’s Gold to co-headline East Coast shows in support of their new album Celestial Electric on ESL. AM & Shawn Lee will be launching their tour as special guests touring as support for Thievery Corporation and performing their own headlining dates. They’ve also added a few extra in-store appearances and radio sessions along the way, including KCRW and KEXP.

The musical collaboration of AM & Shawn Lee has resulted in a unique brand of electro-soul that achieves seamless pop perfection, while mining a startlingly broad array of stylistic influences. The resulting blend of heartfelt, warmly melodic songcraft and vivid, inventive soundscapes underlines the artists’ abiding love for all manner of vintage genres, encompassing pop, soul, funk, jazz, Brazilian tropicalia, Turkish psychedelia, and soundtracks and library music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Shawn Lee is best known for his Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra project and as the composer of the Bully Video Game soundtrack and Ubiquity Records collaborations with Clutchy Hopkins, Princess Superstar, Money Mark, and Bei Bei and more. Shawn’s music has appeared on TV shows, movies, and commercials including Lost, Ugly Betty, and CSI. AM spent last year touring as support for AIR in North American and France, and also on tour with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Caetano Velosoo, and Josh Rouse.

AM & Shawn Lee documented their recording process in Los Angeles and London through photos, emails, and behind the scenes studio videos. The first behind the scenes video is for their debut single “Dark Into Light” see: Additional behind the scenes studio footage of the the song “Spin It Around” see here: The upcoming album Celestial Electric coming out September 6 on digipack CD, digital, and limited edition gatefold vinyl with artwork by Andy Votel. The album is now available for pre-order on Amazon iTunes & Dusty Grooves


08/31 Rendezvous Vinyl Listening Party Glassell Park, CA

09/06 Lou’s Records In-store Encinitas, CA

09/07 San Diego, CA House of Blues*

09/08 Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Los Angeles, CA

09/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues*

09/09 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater*

09/10 Las Vegas, NV Cosmopolitan*

09/13 Live on KEXP Seattle, WA

09/13 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern#

09/14 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios#

09/16 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*

09/19 Boston, Mass Middle East #

09/20 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie

09/21 Washington, DC Black Cat^

09/22 Mercury Lounge, NYC, NY^

09/24 Lovin’ Cup, Rochester NY#

09/28 Audio Absinthe Presents: Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA$

# = AM & Shawn Lee headlining shows

* = w/ Thievery Cooperation

^ = co-headlining with Fool’s Gold

$ = w/ Wax Poetics’ Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn Opening

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