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 HERE. 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.
"...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."
"It's Good. It's Different."
"A dayglo electro performer, Lynn’s ecstatic intelligence and untempered glee resembles a sweaty Postal Service capable of inelegant emotions or The Pet Shop Boys were they sorta hot and born to the civil unions generation...Another soldier joins the ranks, and I, for one, welcome our new glam overlords. 'Keep Portland Intriguing And Pretty And Well-Drugged' would be a far better bumper sticker."
"Moody dance-pop...Logan Lynn's electro-fueled music merges God, country, love and gloomy, artfully electronic tinged mope-pop sound...Lynn’s music puts the “disco” back into discomfort."
-MTV's Logo Network, NewNowNext Blog
“Lynn, along with producer Carlos Cortes, crafts hooky electro-pop tinged with equal parts melancholy and party-starter. Built of beats and straightforward emotion, Lynn's music charms its way into your skull with definite ease....Heartstrings and dance beats go hand in hand when it comes to the tunes of Portland resident Logan Lynn...Lynn's tunes provide the bait and hook for the lovesick among us. He's got earnest, understanding lyrics that ponder love and all of its shortcomings, strewn over catchy music that guides you to the dance floor so you can forget all about it".
"Logan Lynn delivers on the promise of his hit, “Feed Me To The Wolves” by creating a rich, atmospheric and electronic collection of sounds and voice...A cross breed of Depeche Mode starkness with Duran Duran production sensibilites....Melancholy heartache never sounded so pretty, simply breathtaking."
"Fans of electronic compositions and mood music will enjoy Logan Lynn, whose efforts are variously described as electro-pop and emotronic. He has been working on a CD that is scheduled for general release in the fall of 2009."
"(Logan Lynn) surfaced to the indie music scene for all the right reasons in recent years...(From Pillar To Post is) 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 Café
“Logan Lynn is a dark, if bubbly and bouncy, synth-pop buffet on which listeners can feast on.”
-Chicago Free Press
"Portland Oregon is puttin out copious amounts of awesomeness, but nothing hit my ears like the electronic trippiness of the sneak peeks for the upcoming album From Pillar to Post (set to release in the fall of 09). Admirable lyricism is a must on my list and Logan Lynn doesn’t fail to deliver. His electronic pop music is brimming with 'SYNTH-cerity'."
-The Audio Muffin (LA)
"Logan Lynn's 'From Pillar To Post' fits everywhere. Waking up, loving, cold weather, even loneliness...share the headphones."
-Broken Electro + Indie Beat
"Logan Lynn is one of Portland’s best original artists. It's official. Lynn’s new album resonates in a lyrical web of sticky sentimentalism and salty resolve, accompanied by spookily catchy electronic sheen; the tandem creates an uneasy but addictive listen...From Pillar to Post is a musical conundrum in essence – both an electro touchstone for the club kids and a somber lyrical experience for connoisseurs of heady melodies. "
-Just Out Weekly Newsmagazine
"Portland-based alternative electro pop artist Logan Lynn headed into the Odditorium labs (of Dandy Warhols fame) to pen the 13-track 'From Pillar To Post', which will be hitting shelves in the fall of 09. It's upbeat and anthemic, poppy, accessible, yet still forward-thinking enough to not end up in the bargain bin. Be on the lookout for sure for more about Logan Lynn and don't forget to pick up his debut when it hits. Godspeed!"
-The Culture Of Me (NYC)
"Show Review: Holocene, 6/23/09: Logan Lynn has a voice that put the audience in a trance. Crooning to hip, mesmerizing beats and sounds, Logan sang honest, heartfelt lyrics...Logan Lynn’s music is unique and original, yet has a warm familiarity. I was reminded of velvet-voiced artists like Sade, with his skill at using vocal range so smoothly and beautifully."
"From Pillar to Post is a lush, faithful and cozy record that will tug at your heart and give you a bear hug. It's an emotional affair that might just bring you to tears. It's Logan's ability to write songs that are that heavy that makes him such a fantastic artist. The fact that he can successfully do it by laying it on the line in and packaging those hopes and tales of love and spirituality in the form of a pop song is a testament to the guy's talent. Synth pop hasn't had this much honesty and heart in a long time."
-The Pop! Stereo