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LOGAN LYNN’S “QUICKLY AS WE PASS” VIDEO PREMIERED ON LOGO THIS WEEK IN THE STATES!!!

After months of re-edits to get my new video “Quickly As We Pass” ready (aka “clean enough”) for American television, it finally made its debut this week in the states on “NewNowNext” on Logo. It’s no big deal, really…just my song and video playing in millions of homes. For those of you without cable you can watch the very censored version of the video below or on their website HERE, then watch the original UNCENSORED VERSION HERE.

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Thank you, Logo. I love you as much today as I did when you first started playing my videos 5 years ago.

JUST OUT NEWSWEEKLY INTERVIEWS LOGAN LYNN ABOUT “QUICKLY AS WE PASS” + HIATUSES!

The kids over at Portland Newsweekly Just Out ran a mini-interview with me this week about a whole mess of messy stuff and posted my new video on their site! You can check it out by clicking the current issue cover below or keep reading under that for the transcript…

From Just Out: (4/4/2011)

Unless you’ve been living under rocks and/or endlessly napping the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard/read about Logan Lynn‘s excellent new video, the visually intriguing (stunning, even) “Quickly As We Pass.” A nostalgic blend of live action people and more two-dimensional, still cut-out counterparts (oh, how art mirrors life) make their way through cityscapes, streets, buildings, living rooms, bedrooms–and even get naked. Fitting for a song that talks about waking up “clothed in our right minds and nothing else.” As usual, Lynn takes the ordinary, the banal, mixes it all up, and turns out five minutes of salacious sensory overload. Like us, you’ll probably have to watch the video a few times before catching everything that’s happening–and even then you’ll be hard-pressed to soak up every bit, every quirk.

Just Out caught up with Logan and talked briefly about retirements and MTV. On his much-discussed hiatus, Lynn, who now helps lead the gay crusade at Q Center, opines: “I think people were always cynical about my motives for going on hiatus–like it was a big publicity stunt a la Cher where I was planning to pop out of a cake in 6 months with a new band and a world tour. I really did take the break because I needed to, and always said I was planning on turning music back into a hobby rather than my job. This is what that looks like. I got rid of the parts (and people) that were making me miserable a year ago and have spent the time since cultivating a personal life and rediscovering the parts which were enjoyable to me.”

On the fruitful video collaboration: “The director, Jeffrey McHale, and I had worked together on my ‘Bottom Your Way To The Top’ video in 2009, so the collaboration was a no-brainer. He’s a visionary.” Regarding wanting our MTV, and altering content a bit for MTV’s audiences: “These days MTV means Logo, VH1, & MTV2, but I have an artist page on MTV.com where I’m sure it will end up as well. They have always been very supportive of me and continue to be. I will say we are having a lot of edits from standards and practices this time around though. Evidently life-size cardboard cutout porn is a no-no for mainstream America. Who knew?”

The video and song, both vintage Logan Lynn–you’ll recognize the first beat and lyrical declaration, “no good deed will go unpunished”–are refreshing returns to electronic-pop form and the visual stylings fans know and love. (Read: there’s no band this time around.) So, dear readers, grab your best headphones and cozy up for awhile with “Quickly As We Pass.” Pay attention to the lyrics. You’ll be surprised by how well Logan Lynn gets you. And although we’re super sad he didn’t pop out of any cakes–we’re glad he’s “back.

-Daniel Borgen, Just Out Newsweekly

LOGAN LYNN FEATURED ON CATCH FIRE! MUSIC, POP CULTURE + POLITICS BLOG IN GERMANY THIS WEEK.

German music, pop culture and politics blog Catch Fire! featured me and my new video on their site this week alongside Dntel, YACHT, XiuXiu, Deerhoof & a bunch of other cool bands in their music ticker. You can check it out for yourself HERE!

“QUICKLY AS WE PASS” VIDEO FEATURED ON THE PORTLAND MERCURY’S MUSIC BLOG: END HITS!!!

Looks like I got some more local love today for the new video! This time from The Portland Mercury. You can watch the video and see what they had to say by clicking the current issue cover below or keep reading below that…

From The Portland Mercury: (3/22/2011)

“Portland electronica artist Logan Lynn’s been pretty quiet since taking a break from music to focus on LGBTQ rights at Portland’s Q Center, but today he premiered a new video for his single “Quickly As We Pass,” directed by Jeffrey McHale. There’s some NSFW stuff happening here, as the 2-D cutouts populating Lynn’s world become braver and more amorous, but it’s still pretty tame for End Hits standards. Enjoy!”

Watch Logan Lynn’s “Quickly As We Pass” video on YouTube HERE.

NEW LOGAN LYNN VIDEO PREMIERS IN THE UK! FEATURE STORY AT GT MAGAZINE TODAY!

My new video “Quickly As We Pass” premiers in the UK this week and GT Magazine (the UK’s largest glossy GLBT Magazine) had some lovely stuff to say about me (and the video) today!

To redirect to their site to watch the video, click the current issue cover below or scroll just below that for the complete transcript…

From GT Magazine (3/21/2011):

“Logan Lynn’s music rides a bright green fixie bike through the same non-prescription specs and skinny jeans hipster soundscape as the likes of Death Cab For Cutie and Owl City; Except he’s not as whinily self-deprecating as Death Cab, and not as much of a twat as that guy from Owl City. Relaxed synths and deliciously soothing vocals bring to mind perhaps a laid back bar in Amsterdam that’s too cool to have a name but has an artsy clientele who wear their hair in dreadlocks and pretend they’re too poor for the designer clothes on their backs.

We want to say Logan Lynn’s music falls under the “chill” genre, but we’re not from the sixties or wearing tie-dye. Instead, suffice to say it slots into a new and inventive sub-category of electronica. Maybe we can come up with our own name for it. Suburb Chic? Ironic Synth? Aural Candourocity? Actually we don’t know, we’re just saying words now to be honest.

Either way the lovely gay synthmaster Mr Lynn is so fond of us here at GT we’ve been blessed with the honour of being the first to broadcast the video for his new single, Quickly As We Pass. In fact it’s the world premiere. We get a little thrill from saying that, we feel like we should get that man who announces The X Factor contestants to read it out for us. Anyway the video features a cityscape populated by a charismatic collection of cardboard cut-outs. They position themselves in various compromising scenarios, much to the confusion of bemused pedestrians and we love it, we think it’s somewhere between a mobile phone commercial and a Banksy art film. In a good way, obviously.

And with MTV and Logo already interested it’s set to be a big ‘un, so braid you hair, take a cycle ride to your nearest too-cool-for-school bar, sit back with your organic cocktail, and enjoy.”

LOGAN LYNN FEATURED ON THE DONNYBROOK WRITING ACADEMY, NEONGLIDE, LA 3E HEURE, MY DIRTY FKN MUSIC, AUDIOPORN CENTRAL & MORE THIS WEEK!!!

Well, for only having been out in the UK a week my new video “Quickly As We Pass” sure has been making its way all over the place! Below are some of the places it has popped up. I’m really excited that everybody’s digging it! Thanks to all of you who have been sharing it on Twitter and Facebook as well as in the blogosphere. You rule!

From The Donnybrook Writing Academy: (3/23/2011)
To redirect to this post and watch the video CLICK HERE.

“Something about Logan Lynn‘s new video makes me unexpectedly nostalgic, like a Norman Rockwell painting, the Cheers theme song, the Wonder Years, or a ’90s Tom Hanks movie. Maybe it’s those cardboard cutout people from different generations peppering scenes of ordinary life: women in ’80s leotards, men in ’70s workout gear, priests on the street, dandies in wingtips, and even some people in their birthday suits (this is semi-NSFW – there’s nudity, but nothing raunchy). The video premiered a few days ago in GT Magazine, the UK’s biggest GLBT glossy mag. Thanks to Chris for the tip!”

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To watch the video on Neonglide (France) CLICK HERE.

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To watch the video on La 3e Heure (France) CLICK HERE.

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To watch the video on My Dirty Fkn Music (Russia) CLICK HERE.

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To watch the video on Audioporn Central (USA) CLICK HERE.

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…and in case you missed it, you can check out write-ups the video got in GT Magazine (UK) HERE, The Portland Mercury HERE, and Portland Monthly Magazine HERE.

Press explosion, anyone?

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