LOGAN LYNN // NEW MONEY \\ 1.21.22

  

Yeah the world is ending but Gucci is dressing me for release week again so I guess it’s fine.

I am not playing any shows until it’s safe, friends. We made another music video instead of doing any live album release stuff (for now). It comes out Friday alongside the record on Kill Rock Stars!

Fingers crossed for March shows. Hoping we get to see you in real life again this spring.

💚❤️

(White and gold mask eyewear with blood drip + crystal teardrop and “Sine Amore Nihil” wool GUCCY logo sweater by Alessandro Michele for Gucci)

Team PTM still going strong. 🖤

Just ran a final fundraising report for 2021 and as of today, I’ve partnered with my friends Portugal. The Man to raise and donate $274,615.27 to the community since the pandemic began.

Thank you to everyone who supported our work at PTM Foundation this year! We love you.

Trying to build a live show and plan for the future during this time in the world is hilarious.

I’ve been signing checks like LOL THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN.

I love you all! Be safe out there. 🖤

So anyway, I guess I’m leaving the house.

We start rehearsals next month for my new live show and just booked a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter to haul me and my lasers across the country for the big debut at SXSW in March.

Rave ‘til dawn, gays. See you in real life again this spring.

💚❤️

Just announced: SXSW 2022 Official Logan Lynn Artist Showcase

SXSW just announced the first round of showcasing artists for the 2022 music festival and I’m one of them. 💋

SXSW runs from March 14-21 in Austin. We’ll see you there.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE

New Money – Part 2: History

Here’s another clip of me and Gino Mari chatting about album stuff while songs and remixes from New Money play in the background.

This second video is about how we met and also tour disasters.

🎵 Logan Lynn – Rich and Beautiful (Xiu Xiu Remix)

👔 #GucciEpilogue by Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Pre-order New Money on vinyl, CD, and digital now from Kill Rock Stars at www.LoganLynn.gay

Launch Week Press Tour, Part 3

I am several outfits into this global press tour (from home) and still have several outfits to go.

Thank you to Adweek, Out Magazine, Bear World Magazine, Instinct Magazine, Edge Media Network, Yahoo Finance, and everyone else who took the time to chat with me this week about the launch of DotGay and what it means to me. I’m all talked out! 🏳️‍🌈

(GG Monogram Tracksuit, Lion Earrings, Eyewear, Sneakers and Lion Pendant by Alessandro Michele for Gucci. Pearl necklace by Tiffany & Co.)

Launch Week Press Tour, Part 2

Spent the day giving interviews about our new, 10 episode series “The Library”, which premieres tomorrow alongside the global launch of DotGay!

So excited for you all to see this thing. ❤️

(GG Monogram Tracksuit, Embroidered GG Monogram Polo, Crystal-Studded Eyewear, Headband, Jewelry, Sneakers, and Gold Ear Accessories by Alessandro Michele for Gucci)

#Gucci

Watch Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You FREE for the Next 72 Hours

Thanks to everyone who tuned in for today’s Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You livestream. It was great to celebrate this man’s life and music with you all.

The link to watch the film for free will be up for the next 72 hours. Go watch! 🖤 —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1-3Ss3z3Go

“From Pillar To Post” Turns 10 This Year!

I can’t believe my major label disaster From Pillar To Post turns 10 this year!

Not the greatest time in my life, as anyone who was even remotely tuned in back then will recall, but this record — and the signing that came with it — definitely gave me hope and something to live for while I was in, and then fresh out of the rehab that finally took.

Lots of really great people believed in me right then and gave me so many opportunities to become someone I just ultimately didn’t want to become. Looking back now it feels hard to imagine that person navigating all that he was navigating without going nuts, so I cut him slack for some of the messier parts where he did.

Anyway, thank you to The Dandy Warhols, Logo, Pati DeVries and the team at Devious Planet, the team at NewNowNext, Carlos Cortes, Jeremy Sherrer, cars & trains, Jacob Portrait, Ryan Wines and the Beat The World Records Team, Sidney McCain at Caroline Records, all those goddamn suits at EMI Records, and everybody else who was in my court for that whole ride.

There are too many of you to name, and it’s taken me a full decade to even wrap my head around it all, but I know for sure that I love each and every one of you, and that experience will always be ours.

OLD PORTLAND’S LAST HOORAH! 🖤 LISTEN AND BUY HERE.

Farewell (For Now) Mitski! We Love You.

I had a super deep conversation with Mitski a couple of years ago, just before she boarded the rocket ship to Mars, and it has always stuck with me.

She’s such a powerful force, such a bright light — but also so sensitive and aware. It’s a really special mix of humanity and talent that she has so generously shared with the world, and I recall just wanting to shield her from all of what I knew was headed her way at the time.

The thing about the music industry, touring endlessly, and the commodification of one’s innermost self, is that the business model is very rarely centered around taking care of that individual’s human needs — and for anyone even remotely rooted in authenticity, navigating this shit is exhausting.

I blew up my major label deal and the career I had spent decades building back in 2010 and it was the best decision I have ever made. That pivot is ultimately why I decided I liked music again and made it possible for me to come back as my whole self later.

As Mitski the very successful artist deletes social media, hangs up her cowboy hat, and exits the public eye to become Mitski Miyawaki the person again, I hope you will all join me in wishing her well.

These stages are forever yours, darling. They’ll be here if you want them. Now go rest, feel proud, and EAT EVERYTHING.

💜💙

Logan Lynn’s “My Movie Star” Tour Debacle Featured in IndiePulse Music Magazine This Week

The entire “My Movie Star” tour debacle is featured on the homepage of IndiePulse Music Magazine today.

Click HERE to check it out on IndiePulse Music, or keep reading below for the transcript.

From IndiePulse Music Magazine: (2/16/19)

“Portland, Oregon-based musician Logan Lynn, whom anticipated an amazing journey of music and new self-discovery hits major “Pot-Hole” in planning due to unforeseen, or imaginable circumstances and has cancelled his planned 2019 “My Movie Star” North American Tour.

Logan Lynn backstage - Summer Tour (2018)

Lynn’s tour saga, which involves an international criminal scandal involving Class B RV Manufacturing giants RoadTrek and Erwin Hymer Group, was published in a statement on the artist’s website Friday, February 15th.

In an additional email sent directly to fans on Friday, Logan Lynn wrote: Read the rest of this entry »

Logan Lynn Cancels 2019 “My Movie Star” Tour Ahead of March 1st Announcement – Full Statement Here

Those of you who have been following my #VanLife adventure since my professional pivot into the wild last year may have been scratching your head about why I seem to have not really gone on any sort of adventure at all.

Some of you have reached out to see what happened to our fall tour plans, or why I haven’t come to visit, even recreationally. Some of you just think I’m being a lazy rich kid who can’t be bothered (and have told me so). But those of you who know me in real life have picked up on the fact that not everything has gone as planned out here, expressing concern that I seem to be parked and isolating in remote corners of the Pacific NW.

The reality is, #VanLife is fucked.

This narrative doesn’t match a lot of my photo shoots and public posts because I’ve remained committed to finding beauty in nature and making the best of it, while holding onto the dream I first set out to realize and working to see it all through. It’s not miserable because I have somehow changed my mind about wanting to tour. I haven’t. I very much still want to promote this record and sing these special songs for (and with) all of you. And it’s not because I don’t like the small space or the sometimes-rugged complications of full-timing in an RV. I’m game for all of that anticipated (and un-anticipated) adventure stuff. That is not what’s happening here, either. And oh my god it’s not because I’m lazy or rich. Ugh. I wish! Unfortunately, neither of those things are true anymore (though they definitely have been before, so I get the perception). And it’s not even that I’m depressed or sketched out about the constant online bullying and death threats, which would normally be a major contender after so much time out here alone and so many thousands of homophobic trolls piling on with the release of this new record.

Sadly, what’s actually happening is much more heartbreaking (and potentially sinister).

I will start by officially announcing that we have to cancel our 2019 tour plans that were included in all of the “My Movie Star” album press over the past year. We were supposed to announce the bands and cities March 1st for shows beginning in spring, but instead, it’s canceled. All of it.  I’ve been dodging questions and playing along, but no more. Read the rest of this entry »

Indie Rant # (I Lost Count)

 

Nobody should need anything but their naked eye to see that since the beginning I’ve been hiring publicity teams to promote my music and film work, boost social posts, and find creative placement angles so mainstream media outlets embed my videos, bringing views and visibility.
 
I OPENLY CLAIM THIS.
 
And honestly, it’s just how it works when you are perpetually trying to get your name out there as a relatively unknown independent artist. We’re all out here just doing whatever we can to beat the almighty algorithm and stand out in the crowd.
 
I’ve been managing and funding the entire production of all of my records, videos and tours myself for the past 20 years. There have been a few times where I’ve done that while on a label, but even then I was navigating most of this whole thing solo. And believe it or not, mentally ill gay guys who refuse to stick to a single genre longer than one album cycle and sing openly about their issues related to overcoming sexual trauma and crack addiction aren’t what all A&R reps at every record label are looking for. 👻
 
I’ve been doing all this because I need an outlet to work my shit out, and as a byproduct it has actually helped me build community around things I care deeply about; but I’m the first to admit a lot of my journey both publicly and privately has been more than a little goofy.

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Logan Lynn and Portugal. The Man Featured on SetList.FM

I had such a great time with these rad humans this summer! Thanks for the shout-out, setlist.fm — And thank you to Portugal. The Man, forever and ever.

Check us out over on SetList HERE, or keep reading for the transcript below.

From SetList.FM: (9/27/18)

Portugal. The Man headlined a two-night stand at McMenamins Edgefield in Portland in August. Despite the thrill of a “hometown show” (the band is based in Portland) and a sold out show, their main focus of the night was on mental health.

Partnering with fellow Portland-based musician Logan Lynn, Portugal. The Man welcomed “Keep Oregon Well” to their performance, a company designed to reduce stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health. Volunteers donning “Keep Oregon Well” shirts roamed around the venue, and trucks with the same print were parked outside.


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