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. His latest release, “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 a free digital EP in December of 2011 called “Everything You Touch Turns To Gold”, featuring 5 new songs, available exclusively on Bandcamp.
Logan began writing for The Huffington Post in January of 2012. His posts are all located on his author page. After taking a two year hiatus from the music industry, Logan Lynn has returned with a filthy, pounding, epic dance anthem in “Turn Me Out”. This track is the first single off Lynn’s long-awaited follow up to 2010′s critically acclaimed charity record “I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday” and 2009′s award winning, Dandy Warhols-produced “From Pillar To Post” and is just a taste of what’s to come when the full album, “Tramp Stamps & Birthmarks”, is released on 12/4/2012. The “Turn Me Out” Remix EP was released in August of 2012.
For an extended bio, please check out Logan’s Wikipedia page.