As many of you know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, in my role as Chief Communications Officer of Trillium Family Services — Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families — I have had the pleasure of creating and launching a Mental Health Heroes Awards program, a comedic video campaign designed to lampoon stigma, and a community storytelling and advocacy blog for the organization.
I have always been lucky to have tons of talented, awesome people out there who listen to my music. This is not lost on me for a second…and I especially love it when those people do cool things with my songs in return.
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.
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.
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.