La Musique Numerique Out Today!
“Two Times” Video Drops w/ USA Today’s Pop Candy
US Tour Kicks Off in June
“…a blissful experience from start to finish.” — USA Today’s Pop Candy
“…hooky, infectious and seductive.” — WNYC
“…twinkling synths and rolling vocals…” — 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.” — AllMusic (4.5 Stars)
AM & Shawn Lee release their sophomore album, La Musique Numérique today viaPark The Van Records! French for “digital music,” La Musique Numerique is a sun-filled, space-funk masterwork that blends early digital technology with decade-blurring songwriting and hints of disco, funk, soul and reggae. Full of danceable beats and memorable hooks, the album is currently streaming in full with MSN, and is now available via iTunes and other digital and physical retailers.
La Musique Numerique opens with single “Two Times,” giving a tip of the hat to Sleng Teng Riddim’s technological origin: the Casio MT-40 keyboard. The duo’s new video for the track features an eclectic mix of video footage, with appearances from some of the band’s musical icons. You can watch the “Two Times” video where it premiered withUSA Today’s Pop Candy today or HERE, and we encourage you to post & share!
Album track “Automatic” features an irresistible chorus punctuated by a danceable beat, funky filtered bass lines, and an electric sitar intro that will have you immediately hooked. “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. Closing the album is an otherworldly cover of Joe Jackson’s 1982 hit “Steppin’ Out“– a version that sees the new wave classic taken deeper into the cosmos.
Having already played alongside Phoenix, AIR, Sigur Ros, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, AM & Shawn Lee will bring their infectious live show on the road this summer. Be sure to catch the band live in your city!
AM & Shawn Lee
Sounds of Summer Tour 2013
6/13: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios – TICKETS
6/14: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey – TICKETS
6/16: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt – TICKETS
6/18: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall – TICKETS
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
6/26: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop – TICKETS
6/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo – TICKETS
6/29: San Diego, CA @ The Griffin – TICKETS