One last hoorah before I go. Please come to Mississippi Studios next Friday, August 20th and let me thank you for the last 10 years in person. It’s going to be a really lovely night. RSVP to the Facebook Event Page HERE and get tickets HERE.
DJ Girlfriends, Matrimony & The Gentry are opening & I’ll be playing a short set of older songs by myself, then The Gentry is going to join me back on stage for a set of my new songs and new versions of my old songs with my full band. It’s gonna be epic.
Fake blood, real tears, loud music. Let’s party. I love you guys. Come dance with me next Friday!!! I’ll also be raising money for Q Center this night so you can be a do-gooder and dance at the same time!
Hey folks. Well, it’s been quite a week. I figured out how to embed YouTube playlists finally so I decided to post the full record (rough mix, unmastered) here so you could hear it! As of now there are no plans to release it in place so…I figured why not post it while it’s fresh. The last hoorah may as well have a soundtrack, right?
1. Smoke Rings
2. Things Are Looking Up
4. Quickly As We Pass
5. Tennis Whites
6. I Erased Who I Was For You
7. It’s Too Late
8. Fly Me Through
9. A Hundred Years Of Letting Me Down
10. Fall Into New Arms
As many of you have probably heard, I’ve been hard at work on a new record for the past 6 months. We finished this past week & will now be entering the next phase of the game. This is the part where we get serious, start mixing, bring in our musician and singer friends to make things even better, drink the awesome sauce, etc.
The record has taken shape in amazing ways. I’ve been working with a new producer, Bryan Cecil (aka Y-Tron, who also produced my cover of The Dandy Warhols song “The Last High“), and we have tons of talented people on board to lend their talents to this new group of tracks. The next few months are going to be very exciting as the record continues to make its way toward your ears. I’ll be sure and keep you posted as we go…but you know how I roll: It won’t be long before we leak a few of the newbies your way.
On top of all of this I have been working on a video for “Bleed Him Out” (with Justin Adams, director of “Water Wings“), gearing up for tour around the clock with The Gentry, and as of last week…hosting my own TV show. Lots going on. I’ll be announcing tour dates soon, and will let you know more about my adventures in television as they unfold.
As many of you already know, I have been working with a new producer (Y-TRON) on another record for a few months now. We are releasing our version of The Dandy Warhols‘ song “The Last High” next Tuesday (the 19th) as a sneak-peek of what’s coming later this year.
I spent the day recording and mixing the first track “Fall Into New Arms” off the new record (which has yet to be titled) all day Saturday with Jeremy Sherrer (at The Dandys’ studio) and I am feeling really excited about this new group of songs. Gonna be a GOOD year in music land. Thank god my personal life fell apart last year, eh? It’s equaling out to a million new songs as a result. Oh, irony: I hate you, I love you.
For those of you who haven’t picked up my latest release “From Pillar To Post”, there’s a contest to win FREE COPIES OF THE CD over at the “You Just Get Me” blog! Check it out HERE.
The folks over at the music blog “Your Moment Of Zen” had some nice stuff to say about the new record today! You can check the full post out HERE
…and now for a bit of the review:
“Technology has allowed for some truly amazing developments in music. These days one can write, record, remix, package and distribute an entire body of work with little or no help from anyone else. Marry this to the splintering of the music industry where labels are less important as a connection to alternative media outlets and you have an entirely new methodology of music. The human connection is more important than ever when it comes to getting people to listen to your music. So the fact that I am even reviewing music from Portland based Logan Lynn is a testament to his connections.
Signed to the label founded by THE DANDY WARHOLS is a step in the right direction. Even though musically Lynn’s sound is as far away from the Warhols, the name recognition helped me give it a chance. “Feed Me To the Wolves” almost sounds like a lost DEPECHE MODE B side (back when they gave a damn and weren’t just manufacturing sounds for a paycheck) whereas “Write It On My Left Arm” has more of a Laptop Pop Feel (a la THE POSTAL SERVICE) but with more vocal effects. Other parts of the album have a more atmospheric approach that recalls MOBY in both music and vocals.
Apparently Mr. Lynn is quite prolific and after releasing this latest record he plans on two more in the near future. Which is also a by product of this new DIY computer culture of music; a near endless stream of creativity direct to the consumers. And that is never a bad thing…”
You can read the full review of “From Pillar To Post” (and nab a couple of the tracks) on “The Pop! Stereo” HERE.
Here’s a bit from the piece from “The Pop! Stereo” Music Blog:
“Oregonian, Logan Lynn is a troubadour who utilizes beats, synths and the preaching of the good word to convince the lovelorn and depressed that there’s more to life then being gutted all the time. Having released two previous albums that dwelled heavily on themes of religion, sexuality, and identity, the idea of singing to those troubled by all three is nothing new to Logan. On his third album, From Pillar to Post Logan Lynn has continued to develop his ability to lift troubled souls up via song and has also dived head on into exploring new sonic territory. As his bio states, he’s put the disco back in discomfort.
With an approach that’s pretty darn near close to the Postal Service, Logan Lynn weaves his tales around a rather shy and introspective voice that sounds as if they were written by the kid no one paid attention to. His outsider looking in perspective serves his ethereal like synth pop well as it sounds as if he’s whispering the lyrics to each song into your ear. As a result, From Pillar to Post is an intimate and personal record that anyone who has ever had any sort identity or relationship crisis can relate to.
From Pillar to Post is a lush, faithful and cozy record that will tug at your heart and give you a bear hug. It’s an emotional affair that might just bring you to tears. It’s Logan’s ability to write songs that are that heavy that makes him such a fantastic artist. The fact that he can successfully do it by laying it on the line in and packaging those hopes and tales of love and spirituality in the form of a pop song is a testament to the guy’s talent. Synth pop hasn’t had this much honesty and heart in a long time and that’s why I like From Pillar to Post as much as I do.”