SXSW Interviews: Logan Lynn

Stop me if I’ve already said this before, but SXSW is just around the corner and it’s time for you to start preparing like we used to back in 2019. We will of course be doing our best to aid in your preparations with our yearly coverage, recommendations, interviews, etc. Today I am pleased to continue or ongoing coverage with an interview from Portland based artist Logan Lynn. Hit the jump for full interview and some new tunes.

ATH: What’s the name of the band/group? Where are you from?

LL: My name is Logan Lynn and thats also the name I perform under. Im based in Portland, Oregon.

ATH: Describe your groups sound.

LL: Indie pop, dance pop. Im a singer-songwriter, but also a reformed 90s raver. A lot of my music is techno for crybabies.

ATH: What was your most recent release? Any planned releases for 2022?

LL: My debut album for legendary record label Kill Rock Stars was just released at the end of January and we have a ton of remixes and special stuff cooking up for this year, and into 2023. Right now its all New Money, all the time.

ATH: Everyone’s been focused on the negative aspects of the last few years? What are a few good things that came about for you as an individual or the band as a whole during the last two pandemic-stricken years?

LL: I got a record deal, launched a global tech platform, brought a nonprofit foundation to life, and got to live out some lifelong fashion dreams. The loss and trauma of the last several years is very real, but so is that list. It’s been a really interesting / terrible time to have all of my dreams come true. I’m definitely very grateful.

ATH: Why play SXSW? What’s the draw for the band? What about this festival will bring you to Austin?

LL: We are debuting our new live show at the festival as part of the Kill Rock Stars label showcase. We’re excited to be part of that and hope everyone tunes in for our set.

ATH: Let’s say your band has booked an official showcase at a pop up venue somewhere in the middle of 6th street. The lineup features thrash metal, hip-hop, spoken word, and you. The sound is horrible, the lineup is not your style, and the crowd is growing antsy. How would your band deal with such a situation?

LL: We would never book a showcase like this, but if something we booked ended up being a disaster upon arrival, I would go on stage and simply name the disaster. Do our lasers still work in this scenario? If so, please enjoy the big gay light show.

ATH: There are tons of bands coming into town, but if you could create your own perfect festival, who would you have playing? Would it have a sick name? Where would it take place?

LL: I think my dream lineup would be all of the new school Kill Rock Stars acts playing alongside all of the historic KRS bands and artists. Super special.

ATH: What has everyone in the band been listening to, or, what plays in the tour van/car/bus?

LL: Im still in 1990-1994 over here. The Sundays, The Innocence Mission, Liz Phair, Simian, The Cardigans. Those records from that time continue to be a mainstay.

ATH: There’s been a lot of discussion about Spotify and streaming and all that these last few months. Where does the band stand? What’s your solution?

LL: My solution is give us more money per stream, ya corporate goons!

ATH: The band gets to create their own food truck to take on the road. What’s it called, and what are you serving?

LL: I grew up in the Midwest and love a casserole. Feels like there’s a distinct lack of vegan casserole options in food truck pods, so lets go with that.

Thanks again to Logan for making this time for us. You should definitely consider picking up his new album New Money via Kill Rock Stars (on sick pink vinyl)!

Also, here is his latest single “Baby Britain”:

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