Aug 8, 2012 0
NEWS + BLOG
Jul 27, 2012 0
Logan Lynn Interviewed by Sugarbang This Week on Life, Love, Working with Marina and The Diamonds, and More!
From Sugarbang, 7/26/2012:
“We’re so excited to bring you guys an exclusive interview with SugarBanger regular, Logan Lynn! His current single (and dance pop anthem) “Turn Me Out” was featured on our HUMP DAY MIX a few weeks back and now he has an accompanying music video that came out a few days ago! The Portland-based electro pop singer/songwriter is incredibly geniune and frank and it all oozes out in his work. His candor responses about his music, inspiration and what it’s like to be an out artist was quite refreshing to hear. So without further adieu, let’s dive in!
Sugarbang: Tell us about your single “Turn Me Out” and the concept for the music video.
Logan Lynn: The song is about longing for your partner to want you, about the complexities of intimacy between two people who are very close…ultimately it’s about my wanting to get fucked and be loved by the man I love. As for the video, the concept all gets credited to Director Curtis Speer. It was his photography which led me to working with him on this video. He has a very particular point of view which I think is great. There’s something so haunting about his photographs.
Sugarbang: Your album Tramp Stamps & Birthmarks is dropping on 12/4/12. What can we expect from the album? Will there be more epic dance anthems similar to “Turn Me Out”?
Logan Lynn: Yeah, this one is a high energy pop banger start to finish, it seems. My writing partner is David Appaloosa, who is also in a band called THE HUGS, and he is this 22 year old partyboy who has been able to really tap into my inner 22 year old party boy in the studio. Read the rest of this entry »Tweet
Jul 17, 2012 0
(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 7/13/2012)
My grandfather is turning 100 years old next month, which completely blows my mind. I’m flying to South Dakota with my partner to do strange Americana activities at Mt. Rushmore and then celebrate his century of life with everyone on my mother’s side of the family. It’s going to be a very special time, and I am really looking forward to it. I wish my aunt could be there with us, but this year has brought with it big heartaches, as well, and she is no longer here. It’s devastating to think about my grandpa having to endure losing his daughter so late in his life, but he is a very wise old man, and he has handled her passing better than any of the rest of us.
I suppose that sort of deep understanding about death is to be expected of a person who has lived 100 years. He has already said goodbye to his grandparents, his parents, his cousins, his siblings, all his friends, and his wife. He is at peace with having loved and lost, and he seems to be fine with his own mortality. Clearly, this man knows something about life that I have yet to learn.
Read the rest of this entry »
Jul 9, 2012 4
Calling All DJ’s, Bands, Producers and Music Nerds: Logan Lynn’s “Turn Me Out” Remix Contest Now Taking Submissions!
It’s that time again! With the “Turn Me Out” music video approaching (and the full record following closely behind) Davey, Gino and I decided that it would be fun to have a good, old-fashioned remix contest. If you are a DJ, Band, Producer or Music Nerd and would like to have your work showcased on upcoming singles and used all over ye ole internets and in dance clubs promoting this new record we’ve been working on the past two years, here’s your chance!
We are looking for remixes of my new single “Turn Me Out” in all genres. Winners will receive my entire discography (1999-2012) as well as more exposure than you will know what to do with. All submissions must be received by Friday, August 10th (so you have a little over one month to make the magic happen). Please submit your track in hi-quality WAV or AIFF format to Logan@LoganLynnMusic.com. To download all the files and remixable audio stems you’ll need for said magic making, CLICK HERE (for the instruments and vocals) and also HERE (for the dry vocals). All entries, even those which are not chosen as contest winners, will be featured on LoganLynnMusic.com. Additionally, if we choose to officially release your track, you will get 50% of the profit from sales.
I can’t wait to hear what you all come up with!
To listen to “Turn Me Out” free now, click on the single cover below.Tweet
Jul 8, 2012 0
Photographer Curtis Speer directed the “Turn Me Out” video and it will be premiering (on ye ole interwebz) on Tuesday, July 24th. To check out some stills from the video now (to tide you over) click HERE. To get a feel for Curtis Speer’s work and vision, click HERE.
Stay tuned for television premier air dates as well, to be announced in the coming weeks. FUN, right?!?!Tweet
Jun 17, 2012 1
Logan Lynn – Queer Celebrities Need Love, Too (Part 3: Pride Edition): An Interview With Fred Schneider, Chris March, Katastrophe, Hunx and His Punx, Kaia Wilson, Girl in a Coma, Christeene, Slava Mogutin, and Scott Matthews
(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 6/15/2012)
Happy Pride Month, everybody! I am preparing to be neck-deep in an array of Portland’s gape ride festivities this coming weekend, then I’m flying east to New York City with my man to promote my new single, relax, and do Pride all over again. There is much to celebrate this year! For me, this time is about honoring our love, valuing who we are as people, and remembering the brave LGBT folks who have paved the way for us.
For this (third) round of “Queer Celebrities Need Love, Too” I chatted with pop legend Fred Schneider (The B-52s, The Superions), Bravo’s Chris March (Project Runway, Mad Fashion), transgender rapper Katastrophe, electrorock lovechild Seth Bogart (Gravy Train!!!!, Hunx and His Punx), queercore pioneer turned folk powerhouse Kaia Wilson (Team Dresch, The Butchies), Joan Jett‘s indie rock prodigies Girl in a Coma, self-proclaimed drag terrorist Christeene, artist/author Slava Mogutin, and English singer/songwriter Scott Matthews. They all answered the same five questions about what queer pride means to them:
1. If you could sum up in one word what it means for you to have queer pride, what would it be?
2. How will you celebrate pride this year?
3. Would you ever be in a relationship with someone who was still in the closet and planned on remaining that way?
4. In thinking about your own experience with relationships and just what exactly we are celebrating this Pride Month, please tell us about the first time in your life when you felt proud of who you are and of your queer love.
5. If that personal pride experience were adapted into a film, what song would be the soundtrack to that scene?
Jun 14, 2012 0
Two Featured Articles by Logan Lynn in This Year’s Annual Portland Mercury Queer Guide. Check Them Out Here.
I wrote a couple of the articles in this year’s Annual Portland Mercury Queer Guide. One is called “Your Nuptials Are Illegal: Five Above-the-Law Ways to Protect Your Partnership in (and from) Oregon” and the other is called “Location Is Everything: The Best Places to Get Same-Sex Married“. Pick it up on stands tomorrow in Portland, or read the transcript(s) below…
From The Portland Mercury Queer Guide: (6/14/2012)
“Location Is Everything: The Best Places to Get Same-Sex Married” (in Portland)
It could be argued that where one gets married is as important as whom one wishes to marry—particularly when it comes to same-sex weddings. Everybody has their own idea about what makes a great ceremony, but here are a few locations where you can tie the knot in town without worrying about someone kicking your ass on your big day. Read the rest of this entry »Tweet