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Shawn Lee: "Computers are amazing, powerful machines, but they are kind of soulless"

Shawn Lee's music can be heard in everything from snowboard films and video games to documentaries and TV series. Over the course of his career, the Wichita, Kansas, native has released dozens of albums, both on his own and with Ping Pong Orchestra. Tonight, he stops by the Marquis with AM in support of their latest effort, La Musique Numerique. We recently spoke with Lee about his new music, how he balances fatherhood with being a touring musician and how he got into soundtracking.

See also: Tonight: AM & Shawn Lee at Marquis Theater, 10/8/13

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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