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.
As many of you have already heard, we had back-to-back secret shows in Portland last weekend and filmed the whole thing so you could have a preview of what’s coming your way at this summer’s Queer Music Summer Tour Benefit for LGBTQ Mental Health Services & Suicide Prevention! Thanks so much to Kevin Forrest and Hippodrome Media for coming to the shows and making these for us.
Tour Dates, Cities and Ticket Links:
7/5 – Beatbox, San Francisco, CA – Tickets: http://bit.ly/15h9592
7/7 – Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA – Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/12kzPbS
7/11 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR – Tickets: http://bit.ly/11DxBPg
7/14 – Chop Suey, Seattle, WA – Tickets: http://bit.ly/18r0hgP
7/19 – Webster Hall, New York City, NY – Tickets: http://tktwb.tw/YfzqmD
We leave in just 5 days for the first leg of a month of travel, so I’ll be seeing you all very soon! In the meantime, here are some clips from my new live show:
Logan Lynn: “Turn Me Out” LIVE
Logan Lynn: “The Ghost Of Someone Else” LIVE
Logan Lynn: “Radio Silent” LIVE
Live sound design: DJ Gino Mari
Light design: Michael Brillig
Filmed Friday, June 21st, 2013
Featuring Logan Lynn & DJ Gino Mari
Video produced by Kevin Forrest
in association with Hippodrome Media
One of my favorite remixes of one of my songs is Flufftronix’s mix of “Feed Me To The Wolves” and it has been remastered and re-released by Fluffy himself. Download the remix for zero dollars HERE or click on the album cover below. Cool, huh?
From the Flufftronix Soundcloud page:
Recently I’ve been kind of rethinking my entire approach to making music, oddly enough around a quote from Cher, “If it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter.” Music is more disposable now than it’s ever been; trying to make music that transcends flavor of the month should really be a major concern if you want to last past a few internet cycles.
I’ve been at this production thing for some now, always learning A TON as I go (for reallllll to the point that it always feels like I learn better ways to do almost anything I was doing differently 6 months ago).. and really for the most part not thinking in terms of longevity. But I think I have occasionally succeeded at it, even if by accident sometimes—case in point this remix from the Summer of 2009. I find I do my best work when I have a solid melody and harmony to work around.. which is also one of the main things I’m trying to improve on learning how to do myself in 2013.
ANYHOO I’ve been doing some mixing and mastering work lately, and know way more about this stuff now than I did in 2009.. let alone 2012! I was never really happy with my shoddy DIY master on this track, so I took some time this past weekend to fix it up. I didn’t go back into the mix—I’m a budy dude and I know this would have sucked me in!—but I did do some much more appropriate compression and limiting. Thanks, hope yall dig! -Michael / Fluff