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In advance of a highly publicized festival showcase in Austin, Texas alongside Austra, Trust, Big Freedia and Mykki Blanco at Stargayzer Festival on Sunday, September 14th, Portland indie pop musician (and Dandy Warhols protégé) Logan Lynn is releasing the first two songs from his upcoming new record next week on 9.9.2014. The full album is slated for release in 2015.
A departure from the electronic sound Lynn has built his career around, “We Will Overcome” finds Logan Lynn and his band in a more organic space, pulling on influences that range from Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie to Fun and Elliott Smith.
Lynn debuted this new sound last year when he released a critically-acclaimed cover of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop”, which New York Magazine called “Dreamy” and “Guitar-heavy” and The Huffington Post described as “warm” and “bolder than the original”. Since the release of “We Can’t Stop” Read the rest of this entry »
Aug 15, 2014 0
Apparently there are posters of me with no pants on hanging up all over Colombia, advertising my appearance on “Official Music Presents” this Sunday, August 31st, at 7pm (Colombian time).
Those of you not living in Colombia will be able to listen in live via a partnership between Mixlr and Erase Una Vez La Musique at THIS LINK. If you miss the live broadcast, my interview will be available for streaming beginning Monday, September 1st at THIS LINK.
Here’s that poster I was mentioning, as well:
Apr 21, 2014 0
WATCH: Logan Lynn Performs “Turn Me Out”, “Break Me Down” and “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” LIVE at the 2014 Seattle Mo-Wave Festival (VIDEO)
For those of you who missed our 2014 Mo Wave showcase, I’m sorry! It was really fun. Wish you could have been there with us. Here are a few clips of me and my wild band boys Gino Mari (on guitar/backup vocals) and AC (on drums) getting down to “Turn Me Out”, a brand new song called “Break Me Down” from my forthcoming 2015 record, and “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” LIVE at Chop Suey as we open Day 3 of this year’s festival.Tweet
Mar 28, 2014 0
My interview starts at the 35:00 mark. We talk about everything from drug addiction to the Portland music scene to community work and Miley Cyrus.
Sep 16, 2013 0
I’m in really good company on the Gay Voices homepage today as well. Click the screenshot below to read the article, or keep reading below for the transcript:
From The Huffington Post: (9/16/2013)
“Logan Lynn Covers Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’ (VIDEO)”
Portland-based openly gay musician Logan Lynn is known for his dance and electronic music, but lately his sound has taken a different direction with his latest single, “Everything You Touch Turns To Gold“.
Now he’s released a free download of his cover of Miley Cyrus’ hit single, “We Can’t Stop” that continues his foray into a bold new direction.
Lynn has been releasing music since 2000. He gained national recognition when his music and videos were played on Logo TV, and while he may be known for his electro-emo music, on his website, he speaks about his new sound and breaking away from the music for which he’s historically been known:
‘You may notice that this cover (and my latest single, released 8/13) are a bit of a departure from the electronics I’ve become synonymous with over the course of the past 15 years. These are just a glimpse into the new direction I’m headed in sonically. I have to keep changing things up or I get bored. This round I’ve put down the dance music a little and Gino has been playing all kinds of instruments instead. It’s been turning out really warm and special so far as a result. I figured this cold, dead pop song was the perfect thing to try and bring to life. Don’t get me wrong — I actually really like Miley’s version, too…but it’s not particularly warm.’
So if Cyrus’ song has grown a bit stale after hearing it played everywhere for the past few months, then check out Lynn’s version to get a “warmer,” different take on this mammoth hit.”
Sep 14, 2013 0
On the heels of my summer tour of the U.S. with Big Dipper and Conquistador, I have just released a cover of We Can’t Stop (by Miley Cyrus) that is going to blow your mind. Click HERE to listen and download the single free on Soundcloud or HERE to do the same on Bandcamp. The official lyric video is also streaming on YouTube HERE. It technically doesn’t come out until Tuesday (9/17) but…you know…we can’t stop.
Produced by Gino Mari, who also produced my 2012 release Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks, this song features all organic instrumentation unlike anything else I’ve recorded to date. Why Miley, you ask? Well…I thought what Miley did on the VMAs was hilarious. I mean…Robin Thicke is a disgusting misogynistic pig who actively promotes rape culture, but that’s not Miley’s fault. She’s just young and awkward and having fun. I would have totally Twerked on him and everyone else in my way at her age. Going nuts and telling authority figures to go screw themselves is part of growing up. Also, where do I get one of those giant foam fingers she had for that performance? Is that a sports thing or what?!
You may notice that this cover (and my latest single, released 8/13) are a bit of a departure from the electronics I’ve become synonymous with over the course of the past 15 years. These are just a glimpse into the new direction I’m headed in sonically. I have to keep changing things up or I get bored. This round I’ve put down the dance music a little and Gino has been playing all kinds of instruments instead. It’s been turning out really warm and special so far as a result. I figured this cold, dead pop song was the perfect thing to try and bring to life. Don’t get me wrong – I actually really like Miley’s version, too…but it’s not particularly warm.
(Lyric Video by Dandy Jon)
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(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 8/8/13)
With a new video and EP out and plans for much more in the works, 2013 is shaping up to be a busy year for NYC’s black-magic electropopper KOORTWAH. I caught up with him this week to talk about the video for his new single “forty five” (below), how body fluids inform his artistic process, what it means to be a faceless artist in the age of manufactured celebrity, and much more.
(The interview begins after the video. WARNING: The video contains some graphic content. Watch at your own discretion.)
Logan Lynn: Hello, sir. Thanks for chatting with me today. I know you recently removed your face from your artistic identity. Why did you make this decision?
KOORTWAH: I suppose that I’m concerned with, among other things, the difference between personal fame and professional recognition. It’s not so much about hiding my identity, though, as it is about creating a new one. As an artist, I feel that it’s my job to encourage people to ask questions, as opposed to providing them with answers. A mask is really just another question. Read the rest of this entry »Tweet
Aug 7, 2013 0
I started contributing to BuzzFeed this month. You can subscribe to my posts on my BuzzFeed page HERE. In an ongoing effort to make my parents proud, I decided my first post should be about anal sex.
Check out “20 Songs About Butt Sex That Everyone Should Know About” HERE and share it with your friends! Everybody’s doing it, so you should too.
Jul 16, 2013 0
LISTEN: Logan Lynn Releases Free “LIVE From Seattle” Recording of Sunday’s Chop Suey Performance (AUDIO)
Logan Lynn: “LIVE from Seattle” was recorded at Chop Suey on Sunday, July 14th, 2013 at the Seattle, Washington stop of the A.B. Queer Music Benefit Tour with Logan Lynn, Big Dipper, Darling Gunsel and Rica Shay. Performing with Logan Lynn on this recording (and on tour) is Gino Mari (Backing Vocals, Live Sound Design).
If it sounds like we are dancing here, it’s because WE WERE.
1. Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks
3. Do You Want Me Or Not?
4. Smoke Rings
6. The Ghost Of Someone Else
7. Loud Enough
8. Radio Silent
9. Turn Me Out
10. Quickly As We Pass
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Kirsten Powell (Chop Suey, Seattle).
(Photo: Adrian Sotomayor)Tweet