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Paste Magazine Feature: Logan Lynn and Jay Mohr Collaborating with 80s Pop Icon Tiffany, The Dandy Warhols, Jarryd James and Others on New Album, “My Movie Star”

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From Paste Magazine:

Portland, Oregon-based musician and producer Logan Lynn has recently completed work on a new record, titled My Movie Star, produced by actor/comedian Jay Mohr (Saturday Night Live, Jerry Maguire, Mohr Stories) and due out in 2018.

Today Lynn and Mohr announced that 80s pop icon Tiffany (“I Think We’re Alone Now”) has signed onto the project and will be collaborating with Lynn. The entire album is a collaboration with T-Pain muse GLASYS and features just Logan Lynn and a grand piano.

Breaking from his usual process, Logan wrote 19 new songs for My Movie Star by himself on the Steinway piano in his living room, then narrowed the tracklist down to 10 for the release. Unlike any of his previous work over the past 20 years, all of these tracks began with Lynn streaming his initial writing sessions live for his followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from his loft in Portland, Oregon.
He then took those Steinway Sessions live recordings offline and sent countless clips to co-Producer Jay Mohr for feedback and direction. This back-and-forth process — which mainly consisted of Jay telling Logan to quiet down and pushing him to be braver and more exposed — went on for most of 2016 while Lynn was on the road promoting his last release, ADIEU

From there, Logan invited Portland-based piano genius (and T-Pain collaborator) GLASYS to come on board to build out the key parts and a few months later they locked themselves in The Hallowed Halls with Justin Phelps (Amanda PalmerDresden DollsDead Kennedys) and Mike Blackburn (The Wild WarScars on 45Dungen) until My Movie Star was complete. Lynn credits Jay Mohr, who is also a writer on 2 of the songs, for inspiring the album as a whole.

Logan Lynn and Jay Mohr are currently shopping the album to record labels, but My Movie Star will ultimately be released as a 2-disc set alongside an album of all the songs reimagined by The Dandy Warhols, Tiffany, Jarryd James, Rian Lewis, The Upsidedown, DoublePlusGood, Stose and many more of Logan’s favorite bands, artists and musical heroes. The release will be supported by a short film of the same name, 3 new music videos, as well as a double header tour with Logan Lynn alongside Jay Mohr and GLASYS in the works. Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn on X-Ray FM’s “Gritty Birds” Radio Show and Podcast This Week Talking About Recovery, Old Portland and Pretty Shoes

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Thanks again to XRAY.FM and Jeni Wren for having me on “Gritty Birds” this week!

The episode just aired on the radio, but you can listen to the podcast now on iTunes, on the “Gritty Birds” Website, or by clicking play below:

Logan Lynn and Gino Mari on “Sounds of PDX” This Week with Vortex Music Magazine, Portland Radio Project and PDX Spotlight!

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Thanks again to Portland Radio Project, Vortex Music Magazine and PDX Spotlight for having us on Sounds of PDX this week! Listen HERE or keep reading below.

From Portland Radio Project:

Recording artist Logan Lynn and producer Gino Mari dropped by the show this week to talk about their influences, songwriting process and new album. A large part of the PDX Spotlight playlist was from Logan’s latest release titled Adieu, but we also listened to Gino and Logan’s influences including Mitski, Whitey, Sam Phillips, The Dandy Warhols, and more. We talked about their production process, touring together, and the maturation of artists. Our listeners heard Logan open up about his mental health and history with addiction. Logan also shared a lot of great information about Keep Oregon Well and his approach to mental health self care. A common theme through the night was the importance of being congruent with your art and being honest with yourself.

A huge thank you to Logan Lynn and Gino Mari for spending the evening with me and sharing their stories! Please enjoy the podcast!

Hutch Harris of The Thermals Publishes Story About Logan Lynn’s Life and New Record This Week in the Portland Mercury

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Portland pop punk royalty Hutch Harris of The Thermals wrote a piece called “Just Visiting: A Brief History of Logan Lynn” for this week’s issue of the Portland Mercury, out tomorrow.

It’s about my troubled youth, escape from the abusive church I was raised in, and subsequent journey into wellness and peace…oh, and my new record. Thanks so much for taking such a thoughtful approach to telling this story, Hutch.

You should all know that, like me, my mom and dad have done full 180s in their own lives in the years since some of this stuff happened. We love each other and are so close these days! The two of them turning into LGBTQ activists over the past decade is one of the happiest parts of this story’s happy ending. ❤️💛💚💙💜

Click HERE to read it over on the Portland Mercury website, or keep reading below for the transcript: Read the rest of this entry »

Feature Story on Logan Lynn’s Life and Career in York News Times This Week

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I went back to my hometown of York, Nebraska a couple of weeks ago while we were on the road promoting the release of my new record #ADIEU and the local paper interviewed me for a story that’s out today.

They interviewed one of my two favorite high school teachers and the man who taught me how to sing, too. It’s lovely.

Thanks, York News-Times!

The story ran on the front page in York as well as in the Grand Island Independent.  Click HERE to read it on the York News Times website or just keep reading below for the full transcript.

From York News Times: (11/17/2016)

“Struggles Lead Logan Lynn From York To FAME”

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Logan Lynn’s “ADIEU” Featured in the Current Issue of Willamette Week

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Thanks to Willamette Week for featuring my new record (and our Portland record release show) in this week’s issue. Hometown love!

From Willamette Week: (9/28/2016)

Veteran Portland Songwriter Logan Lynn Releases His Most Uncomfortable Album Yet
by Dom Sinacola

“Logan Lynn knows Old Portland.

Lynn came to Portland in 1996, fleeing a fundamentalist Christian upbringing. (“I grew up in a cult, frankly,” he says.) With a bedroom demo of wounded electro-pop disguising soul-baring subject matter behind disco glitz, he befriended many of the mid-’90s stalwarts of Portland music scene, like Elliott Smith and the Dandy Warhols, eventually signing to the latter’s Beat the World Records, a Caroline/EMI subsidiary.

But that doesn’t mean he misses it.

“I’m not pro-gentrification. I’d love us to have a better plan for the people being left behind or displaced,” he says.

But.

“There was a part of that scene that was mostly about getting high and not having jobs. I don’t know if I feel super-protective of that part of it. You can’t wish for something that’s not based in reality to last forever.”

Lynn has had his own issues. He overdosed in 2008, and though he’s been clean since, he says the pressures of being signed to a major label made it more difficult to navigate sobriety. That same year, midtour, he “freaked out” and quit. “I walked away and sent a press release to everyone about my career suicide, in the middle of the night,” he says. “I went and worked at a community center the next day. I needed to reclaim my humanity on some level.” Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn Interviewed by Glide Magazine This Week

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From Glide Magazine: “Logan Lynn Premieres Riffy “The One” Off Upcoming LP “Adieu” and Gives Candid Interview”

Logan Lynn’s resume reads like a true Renaissance Man: writer, producer, television personality and activist. Most importantly he is also a survivor of substance abuse and is “staying grateful” to continue contributing to society constructively, while continuing to evolve from his electro-pop and dance foundation musically. He has released seven studio albums, fifteen music videos, four singles, three compilation records, five EP’s and one mixtape since 1998. Videos of Lynn’s singles have been featured on Logo, MTV, VH1 and Spike TV.

With his eighth album Adieu being released in the coming weeks, Logan Lynn is premiering the hard rocking track “The One” that pays tribute to old Portland friends The Dandy Warhols and their landmark Stones’ riff hit ”Bohemian Like You.” Lynn has always had a knack for making danceable rock and pop and with “The One,” he shows that he can now confidently rock out with the same gusto. To kick off the New Year, Glide chatted with Lynn about the new album, his new sound and his many contributions to his musical and creative environments.

Your eighth album Adieu is due for release this year and with it comes a new sound. Can you please share with us what the new sound might be?

Well, I am known historically for being largely electropop or dance. My first record GLEE came out 15 years ago and was very much all about me and my Casio SK-1 being super lo-fi and glitchy…it was anti-pop. Over the years, and now seven albums later, my creative process has morphed. I work with a full band these days, and have been with my collaborator Gino Mari for nearly a decade at this point. We play instruments on my Read the rest of this entry »

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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