Thanks to Los Angeles entertainment and pop culture site SugarBang for featuring my new video “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” this week! Check out the post HERE or just keep reading below…
From SugarBang: (11/4/2013)
[WATCH] LOGAN LYNN – TRAMP STAMPS AND BIRTHMARKS (MUSIC VIDEO)
Check out the latest music video for “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” from Logan Lynn! The Oregon-based solo artist is no stranger to SugarBang as we’ve dedicated quite a few posts to this talented singer/songwriter. This song is the fourth (and final) single from his album with the same name. Head over to read our ALBUM REVIEW and grab a free download! Here’s what Logan has to say about the song.
“The song is about power, control, and the people ‘in charge’ who call the shots and oppress us throughout our lives,” said Lynn in a statement, “whether that’s in relationships, or just in general by way of our rank and positioning in the world. I have been caged and shackled to my experiences in the world over the years, and I am in an ongoing process to free myself. We set out to make a scary, psycho-sexual nightmare about that experience. On the surface, it’s about a man who drugs and kidnaps me, ties me up in an RV that is completely lined with black trash bags, drives me into the middle of the woods and puts me in a cage.”
Today will forever be known as the day New York Magazine called me “dreamy” on the internet. At least…that’s how I’m going to remember it.
Check out the article on NY Mag’s Vulture blog HERE or by clicking the current issue cover below.
From New York Magazine, Vulture: (9/18/2013)
“We Can’t Stop With These ‘We Can’t Stop’ Covers – And Why Should We? Arguably the track that would have been 2013′s Song of Summer were it not for “Blurred Lines,” Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” has managed to linger far beyond the whole twerking thing that initially captured popular attention. How do we know this? Aside from being stuck in our heads since its release and being played at every summer wedding we went to, the song has also produced several very good covers. Doo-wop ones, reggae ones, and ones that really get into the heart of the matter. Neon Hitch’s brass-filled reggae cover, Logan Lynn’s dreamy, guitar-heavy version, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox’s doo-wop version and Bastille’s incredible cover, which mashes up “We Can’t Stop” with Miley’s father Billy Ray’s “Achy Breaky Heart” to create a narrative of a rebellious child and her concerned father.”
Los Angeles entertainment & pop culture website SugarBang.com has featured my “We Can’t Stop” cover today on their site.
Check it out HERE.
From SugarBang: (9/19/2013)
“Portland based musician Logan Lynn has released a great cover of “We Can’t Stop” from Miley Cyrus. Produced by Gino Mari, who was also responsible for producing Lynn’s 2012 album ‘TRAMP STAMPS AND BIRTHMARKS’ which we raved about, the cover is completely different from the original. When I first heard this cover, my first thought was, if The O.C. was still on air, this would have been a perfect fit. I really liked the stripped down and raw rendition of the song. Also being sung by a proud and openly gay singer, I felt that the lyrics hit on a deeper level of openess and acceptance. Here’s what Logan had to say about the song and Miley’s VMAs performance: I thought what Miley did on the VMAs was hilarious. I mean…Robin Thicke is a misogynistic pig, 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?
Yeah, we agree. Ok, now onto the song! Oh did we tell you that it’s also available as a free download? Oh Logan, you’re such giver.”
For those of you living in Europe, pick up a copy of the current print (September 2013) issue of Mondo Sonoro Magazine. My new record “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” is reviewed on page 36! See below.
From Mondo Sonoro: (September 2013)
My new record “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” is reviewed in the July 2013 print issue of Spain’s Mondo Sonoro Magazine! They gave it 3 1/2 stars (out of 5), which means a B+. The star rating is about as much as I can read, but if you are Spanish-speaking, click on the July cover or just keep reading below for the review.
Thank you, Mondo Sonoro! I dig that you dig the record.
From Mondo Sonoro (July 2013 Issue):
“Disco De Logan Lynn: Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks – Activista de la comunidad LGBT, periodista y todo lo que le echen por delante, Logan Lynn ha ido virando su género hacia el hedonismo sin frenos del pop sintético de las pistas de baile desde que debutara en lo musical en 1998 rindiendo pleitesía a la indietrónica. Aunque, eso sí, sin hacerle ascos a nada dentro de ese género madre, ya que a lo largo de “Tramp Stamps And Birthmarks” se manifiestan en buena medida los tropicalismos indie a los que nos tiene acostumbrados Kitsuné (“The Ghost Of Someone Else”), la sombra de los siempre a reivindicar Silver Columns (“Loud Enough”), unos The Postal Service hipotéticamente desbocados por el techno pop (“Hologram”, una de las mejores del lote) y hits potenciales que podrían haber sonado perfectamente en boca de Frankmusik (“Radio Silent”). La nueva criatura de Lynn no renueva su sonido más reciente, pero nos deja un buen puñado de momentos perfectos para quemar calorías bailando antes de que se reserve dos últimos números que rebajan drásticamente la adrenalina del conjunto.”
I just picked up a copy of the current issue of Willamette Week and discovered that they picked my Portland show as one of their “Highly Recommended” events this week and included the following review of my new record, tour, return to music, etc. in print and online.
Thank you, Willy Week! I love love LOVE the hometown welcome I was given this week by the local press and community. Portland Monthly Magazine, The Portland Mercury, PQ Monthly and Willamette Week all picked the Portland stop on my summer tour as a must-do…which was such a treat! I’m blushing over all the gushing, Puddletown. Thanks so much!!!
From Willamette Week (July 10th, 2013 Print Issue)
“[GLOW STICKS, BOAS AND CASIO DREAMS] Since announcing his “extended hiatus” from music in 2010, former Dandy Warhols protégé Logan Lynn stepped back from the corporate machine behind major-label breakthrough From Pillar to Post and joined the staff at local queer hub Q Center. A few years and a charity record later, the Portland electro-popper is back with Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks, a layered confection of shiny beats, blips and synths with more lyrical heft (“Hologram,” “Loud Enough”) than the average dance-floor soundtrack. Lynn is back on the road, too, thanks to the Accidental Bear Queer Music Benefit tour, a five-city bicoastal trek to support LGBT and related mental-health resources nationwide. Also on the disco-ball-begging bill: trippy glam rockers Conquistador and the hairy hip-hop of Chicago bear MC Big Dipper, which is most assuredly not a football thing.”
Thanks to Seattle Weekly for picking my show (this coming Sunday night) as one of their official things to do in Seattle this weekend! Check it out online HERE.
…and in other Seattle news, The Stranger is giving away tickets to the show on their site this week as well. Click HERE to enter and read what they have to say about our big, gay spectacle pulling into town.
See you on Sunday, Seattle!