If the Land of Misfit Toys elected a team of cultural ambassadors, Logan Lynn would be its poet laureate. In Portland’s pulsating music scene, he occupies a singular position- a pop prophet with a penchant for electronic beats, preaching the Good Word to drug-damaged crybabies.
After getting a lo-fi mixtape from 1998 called “This Is Folk Techno” into the right hands, he released his debut album in 2000. Logan Lynn’s “GLEE” is a blissful, sex-drenched romp through some emotionally treacherous territory. Produced by Pfog, heavy themes of religion, sexuality and identity played out alongside upbeat grooves and smiley-face rhythms. Logan Lynn’s debut blended spleen-venting lyrics with “Let’s Dance!” optimism and it’s been said that Lynn “puts the DISCO back into DISCOMFORT.”
His self-titled sophomore effort was released in 2006, using his earlier work as a springboard for exploring fresh sonic territory. The album release coincided with a performance for a crowd of over 400,000 alongside The Presets, Bob Mould and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult at San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair. The release of “Logan Lynn” brought with it five music videos which can, for all intents and purposes, be credited for putting Lynn’s music on the map.
A remix collaboration with Producer Carlos Cortes of Portland DJ collective Assemble The Empire yielded an E.P. entitled “Feed Me To The Wolves”, which was released in the fall of 2007, as well as a demo E.P. called “Clean & Stupid” which was not professionally released until 2012. In 2008, Logan hosted the music television show “NewNowNext” on MTV’s Logo Network and his video for “Feed Me To The Wolves” was picked by the network as one of the “TOP 10 OF 2008″!
Lynn was signed to The Dandy Warhols’ record label, “BEAT THE WORLD” RECORDS from July 2007 to July 2010 and released his much anticipated 3rd full length record, “From Pillar To Post” on Labor Day weekend 2009.
In July of 2010, after completing a Summer tour of the U.S. with Portland electronic rock band The Gentry, Logan Lynn announced that he would be taking an extended break from the music industry to go work full time for LGBTQ equal rights at Portland’s Q Center. Instead of releasing the follow-up to 2009′s “From Pillar To Post” traditionally, Lynn completed “I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday” with Producer Bryan Cecil in 2010 and gave the proceeds to Portland’s Q Center, the only LGBT community center in the Pacific Northwest.
In June of 2011 Logan Lynn’s “Quickly As We Pass” video premiered on Logo and MTV to rave reviews in the press. “Blood In The Water” was released the same month and features Logan Lynn remixes by Styrofoam, Boy In Static, Flufftronix and 15 other amazing bands, producers and DJ’s. Logan contributed an original, previously unreleased song for “Live From Nowhere Near You (Volume 2)” alongside Pink Martini, The Strokes, Pearl Jam, Spoon, Elliott Smith, Queens of the Stone Age, The Dandy Warhols (and a bunch of other bands) in July of 2011. He also released an acoustic EP in December of 2011 called “Everything You Touch Turns To Gold”, featuring 5 new songs.
After taking a two and a half year hiatus from the music industry, Logan Lynn released a new 10 song album in December 2012 called “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks”. Produced by Gino Mari and recorded and mixed at The Country Club studios in Portland, the record features collaborations with Los Angeles electropop band Father Tiger, David Appaloosa from Portland indie boyband The Hugs, Spencer Lee Carroll from DJ duo LackLustre, The Gentry, Rowan Wren, Noah Daniel Wood, and more. In January of 2013 the fashion house of Oscar de la Renta began using Logan Lynn’s “Turn Me Out” for their Spring/Summer men’s campaign.
For an extended bio, please check out Logan’s Wikipedia page.
UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE
“Delightfully warm synth-pop…Feed Me to the Wolves toes the line between Cut Copy‘s epic chimes and Ladytron‘s dancefloor squiggling.”
+ Under The Radar
+ Reviewed by Amorn Bholsangngam
“The singer/songwriter sets his heartfelt confessionals to the sound of blaring synths, driving drum rhythms, and pulsing basslines. Sonically adventurous yet possessing the pop sensibilities that lesser artists would forsake in the name of artsiness, Lynn is set to become the new golden boy of sensitive electro-pop.”
+ Amorn Bholsangngam – URB Magazine
“Fans of electronic compositions and mood music will enjoy Logan Lynn, whose efforts are variously described as electro-pop and emotronic.”
+ USA TODAY
Indie Rock Cafe Music Blog
“Having surfaced to the indie music scene for all the right reasons in recent years, Logan Lynn has released an amazing collection of upbeat, sprawling electro-pop tracks that are not over-produced but engineered to be original and free-flowing. There’s a lot of musical experience and talent wrapped neatly in this well packaged upcoming release.”
+ INDIE ROCK CAFE MUSIC BLOG – IndieRockCafe.com