My new video “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks“, the 1st single we have put out post-Miley boom, has passed the 300,000 views mark in just 3 weeks since its release! I seriously love you all for embracing this very scary piece of dance music horror filth we created. It’s really fun so have so many people dig it!
Huge thanks to Spencer Lee Carroll for writing this song with me, to Gino Mari for Mixing and Producing it, to Robert D’Esposito for being such a creep in the video, to Kevin Forrest for his vision, to Ben Starkey for his mad skills, to Emily Yurek for making everything so beautiful, and to Josh Smith and Kelly Raine for making everything work while we were shooting. I love Hippodrome Films and can’t wait to work with you kids again soon!
Watch the video on YouTube HERE or press play below:
Everyone involved in the making of my new video “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” has been freaking over the response so far! We released the single and video one week ago and it has been watched over 72,000 times on YouTube and over 8,000 times on Vimeo – which puts our view count at over 80,000 in just 7 days! Amazing, right?
Thanks for all the love, sweet world!
Watch it on YouTube HERE and on Vimeo HERE now.
Hometown love today from The Portland Mercury, who included my new video “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” in this week’s “Video Vriday!” weekly wrap-up! Check it out HERE or keep reading below the video:
From The Portland Mercury: (11/1/2013)
Logan Lynn released his new Halloween-y video this week; ‘Tramps Stamps and Birthmarks’ is a mysterious psychosexual clip made by Hippodrome Films. Lynn recorded the dark-tinged dance track with Spencer Lee Carroll (LackLustre), and Lynn says, “The horror of the video is meant to be a metaphor for the horrors of being trapped in our individual histories.”
Big thanks to The Huffington Post for premiering my new video “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” today! Watch the video and read the mini-interview I gave them HERE or by clicking the screenshot of the HuffPost Gay Voices homepage today just below!
From “The Huffington Post”: (10/31/2013)
“Logan Lynn is Back With a Spooky New Electropop Single”
Openly gay singer Logan Lynn is back with the fourth and final single from his new album “Tramp Stamps And Birthmarks.”
The electropopper’s latest single, the title track off the album, precedes a planned 12-month in-studio stint in which he will already begin work on his next album.
“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. You know… Happy Halloween!”
It’s Halloween tomorrow and my new video “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” premiers tonight at Midnight, but you can watch it here first! This is the title cut from my record by the same name and is the 4th and final single from that album. The song is about power and control and being shackled to my experience in the world, so we tried to portray that by way of this psycho-sexual short film.
I shot the video in Portland with Hippodrome Films and I am really happy with how it turned out. Thanks to the folks at Hippodrome for taking such good care of me (and my song).
Have a look here:
Logan Lynn: “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” (2013)
Cast: Logan Lynn & Robert D’Esposito
Kevin Forrest: Co-Director and Director of Photography
Ben Starkey: Co-Director and Editor
Josh Smith: Gaffer and Grip
Emily Yurek: Art Director
Kelly Raine: PA
Produced by Hippodrome Media
Lyrics and Vocals by Logan Lynn.
Music and Programming by Spencer Lee Carroll.
Produced and Engineered by Gino Mari.
Recorded & Mixed at The Country Club — Portland, Oregon.
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes at The Breakroom Recording Studio — Portland, Oregon
Listen and Download “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby and SoundCloud.
Every so often people send me stuff that they’ve created with my songs on their own, and I always find it moving when something of mine has spoken to someone else somehow.
This week I received a video from an artist named Dandy Jon who is also a fan. Dude made a music video of clips from Greg Araki‘s film “The Living End” set to my song “Things Are Looking Up” (the opening track from my 2010 record “I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday“) and holy shit. It’s awesome.
I’m back in Portland for a few days midway through our summer tour and figured I would tell you things about the first leg of shows!
The tour kicked-off in San Francisco at Beatbox on Friday night and was great. I heard after the show that one of my all-time musical heroes Bob Mould had asked the tour organizer the day before what time I was performing and then he came to the show! So awesome.
Of course, this also means that Bob got to see me knock both of my bottles of water off of a stool and onto the stage during a song, where they began pouring out into a rat’s nest of wires surrounding me. In an act of quick-thinking, fancy footwork, I repurposed my green LaCoste face towels (which Gino and I use to keep the sweat from blinding us on stage) and used one foot to mop it up while I sang the opening of our next song. It was pretty special. Here’s to not getting publicly electrocuted on stage in SF!
Here are some photos from that show:
Gino Mari (Performing on Tour with Logan Lynn)
On Sunday we played at Los Globos in Los Angeles and had a really special time with all of you there as well! I fucking LOVE LA.
Here are some photos from that show:
Logan Lynn with Chloe Sevigny
Big Dipper and Rica Shay
Thank you to Gino Mari and Michael Brillig for designing my live show and to Gino especially for being on the road with me and getting me from point A to point B every step of the way!
We’ll be in Portland on Thursday, Seattle on Sunday, and the grand finale in New York City on July 19th! See you again soon, California.