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.
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 am so excited I can barely contain myself, so I’ve decided not to. The big news today is that I am home from tour and am preparing to get back in the studio to work on a new single with one of my all-time musical heroes (and Godfather of the indie electropop genre) Belgian Producer Arne Van Petegem (aka Styrofoam)!
He has worked with Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service), Mum, Jimmy Eat World and a handful of other super talented folks previously, so…I am really honored that he wrote a song for me and that we are finally going to work together on something original!
Pretty fun, right? I’ll be sure and let you know more as this unfolds, but HELL YES for now!
Watch Styrofoam’s “After Sunset” music video:
A lovely and talented filmmaker and performance artist named Run Shayo has been flying all over the United States with us every step of the way this summer for our tour, capturing the good moments (and the ugly ones) as we go. He is making a documentary about our experience together on this queer music tour and it is going to be J.U.I.C.Y. when it’s all said and done. I trust this man’s vision wholeheartedly, and if you don’t already know his work, you soon will.
We are flying to New York City tonight for the grand finale at Webster Hall this Friday night. See you there!
Here’s a teaser trailer for the tour (and the film) by Run Shayo:
For more on Run Shayo, click HERE.
For tickets to the last show of my summer tour, click HERE.
(Photo credit: Wayne Bund Photography)
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.”