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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

Logan Lynn, Mary Lou Lord and Others on This Week’s Elliott Smith Documentary Livestream

Really looking forward to being a guest this Sunday at the Elliott Smith: Heaven Adores You livestream event celebrating our friend Elliott Smith’s life and music.

Tune in on Twitter to hear those of us who knew this magic man share stories from way back when as we watch this beautiful film together! ❤️

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’s ‘ADIEU’ Named “Vinyl of the Week” and Reviewed by Forestpunk This Week

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My new record ADIEU is “Vinyl of the Week” over at Forestpunk this week! Check out their killer review HERE, or keep reading below.

From Forestpunk: (1/28/2017)

Vinyl Of The Week: Logan Lynn – Adieu Review
A synthy Indie Pop “jazz hands mental crisis” from Portland‘s Logan Lynn on Adieu, Lynn’s eighth LP.

Both the record sleeve and the LP decals for Adieu feature a super cute crimson Pomeranian against a striking, cheery chartreuse backdrop. A closer examination reveals the pet being fed with blood from a slit wrist. It’s an apt entry point for Logan Lynn’s jaunty, musical theater-informed song cycle on breakups, mental health, suicidal thoughts, and recovery. Self help never sounded so fun!

Taken at the surface level, Adieu would simply be another peppy, upbeat synthpop record – albeit a very good one – with sharp, tight arrangements and eloquent lyrics. Diving into the lyric sheet (thoughtfully included with the 2xLP) cracks the shiny veneer, revealing an unexpected darkness, as Lynn peels off his skin, to share his shredded nerves and modern-day anxieties, delving into the seamy, sleazy side of life, while sounding like a Threepenny Opera.

Lynn and longtime collaborator Gino Mari broke the mold on Lynn’s traditional methodology, with Lynn writing all the vocals and lyrics acapella, then bringing them into the studio for further embellishment, both synthetic and organic. Classic piano pop – a la Ben FoldsHarry NilssonRandy Newman – meet lo-fi synths and canned beats, as heard on album opener double header “I Like It All The Time” followed by “Go There Where You Want To Be Loved” – the catchiest, most tuneful take on abandonment you’re likely to hear this month.

The melodicism and catchy arrangements – like the toppling piano chords and pots-and-pans percussion of “Go There” – are a perfect microcosm of what makes this album so exceptional, so unique, so palatable. Lynn laces the abyss with a wheelbarrow full of sugary Indie Pop. 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 »

Exclusive Interview with Logan Lynn on The Sound of Confusion (UK)

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From The Sound of Confusion: “The One + Exclusive Interview”

DJ, musician, writer, producer, TV presenter, activist, not to mention slaying a few demons along the way, Logan Lynn has packed a lot into his 36 years, and you can add to that releasing the very first single of 2016, as new track ‘The One’ became available at 00:00 on January 1st. Stylistically ‘The One’ sees a slight shift in direction for Lynn, whose past releases have been more electronic, whether it’s veering towards the dance floor or creating hook-filled alt-pop. This first track from his forthcoming new album ‘Adieu’ sees him (aided by producer Gino Mari) tackling garage inspired indie-rock without losing those catchy melodies and pop sparkle. In part a homage to his mentors The Dandy Warhols who have released his past work on their label, ‘The One’ is a fresh sounding hybrid of organic and synthetic instrumentation that stands out as one of the strongest songs he’s written thus far.

We asked Logan Lynn a few questions about the new album, his life and his music.

TSOC: You’ve covered a lot of musical styles in your career, including a dance music, electronic indie and pop, and your new single could be described as modern garage rock. Has this been a natural progression or a deliberate decision to try different genres?

Lynn: I think this has been a product of my having been so deeply influenced by artists in all different genres. Some of it has been deliberate, for sure… and some of it is just that, when I was first starting out I was a teenager who didn’t really know what he was doing, so electronic music, Read the rest of this entry »





 

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