TAS In Session (Video): AM & Shawn Lee
Electro-popsters AM & Shawn Lee released their debut album, Celestial Electric, on ESL Music in the States earlier this year, a bold, retro-gazing, synth-propelled splash of psychedelic soul. The quartet have even earned celebrity love — actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a fan and recently asked them to sing at an October event in Los Angeles.
The quartet, led by London composer Shawn Lee of Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra and Los Angeles-based singer and composer AM, who has toured with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Air, just dropped a new remix EP, Promises Are Never Far From Lies, this month. That record, available now, features knob twiddling from Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and Brooklyn's Captain Planet. Via Rolling Stone, you can download Garza's take on "Promises Are Never Far From Lies" here and listen to the EP in its entirety below.
AM & Shawn Lee, who also have a thriving career writing for television, video games and film, just wrapped a short November sprint through North America, but they are already lining up dates in the UK and France for February. The band recently visited The Alternate Side's Studio A for a low-key, laid-back session. Below, watch videos of live performances of tracks like "Sombody Like You" and "City Boy."