Kim Logan Debuts Video for Supergroup-Backed Single “Ladyboy”

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Psychedelic blues pop singer Kim Logan has long been a fixture in the local scene as well as a favorite of ours ever since the release of her self-titled debut LP in 2013. Adopting a bit more of an unconventional approach for her followup, Kim has, for more than a year, been releasing new music in mini installments dubbed Pseudoscience.

While Chapters 1 and 2 dropped in late 2016, Logan took a bit of a detour early last year, teaming up with The Hydramatic from her native Florida to flex her range with a soulful, r&b leaning EP called Fresh Juice. Last fall saw Kim return to her Pseudoscience series, however, with an inspired Chapter 3, fueled by a certifiable local supergroup.

Recorded to tape at Turkish Laundromat Studios by Gyasi Heus, the lineup for the release includes Kim, Heus, Dylan Whitlow (Blackfoot Gypsies), Amaia Agirre (Thelma and the Sleaze), and Houston Mathews (Buffalo Clover, The Minks). A-side “Ladyboy” just received well-deserved music video treatment from Michael Alley, which Logan describes as “pure homage to the 1970s New York City sounds and fashion that has been the zeitgeist for nearly 50 years”

Elaborating on the new spot and the inspiration for the her latest release, Kim says “Ladyboy” is “caught at a unique intersection of the history of rock and roll, the present of Americana fetishisation, and the mystery of the future of music,” explaining the she “has loved and worked with some of the most beautiful, fearless, creative, androgynous souls in Nashville. ‘Pseudoscience: Chapter 3’ is for and about them.”

You can watch Logan’s new video for “Ladyboy” below, and you can see her live March 24, for an intimate SoFar Sounds show at a secret location in The Nations- details here!

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Hear Kim Logan & The Hydramatic Team Up for “Monday Night Soul” from New EP ‘Fresh Juice’

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Though best known for the southern, psychedelic, poppy blues rock sound that made up her self-titled, 2013 debut LP and least year’s Pseudoscience releases, we’ve long known that talented local singer Kim Logan had a lot of range, and that’s exactly what she flexes on new EP Fresh Juice, a collaboration with The Hydramatic, a killer soul band from her native Florida.

Channeling strong Lauryn Hill, Sharon Jones, and Amy Winehouse vibes, the soulful, r&b leaning effort, which even includes a cover of Winehouse’s “Mr. Magic,” is a more intimate and personal endeavor, with warm, live to tape production that really highlights Logan’s unbelievable vocal chops. Unveiled today as a surprise release, we wanted to help spread the word by spotlighting standup track “Monday Night Soul.”

With its timeless, driving, soul groove, epic harmonies, vocal interplay, saxophone, and in the pocket performances, the song sounds like it could just as easily have been transported forward from the height of Motown as penned by modern soul revivalists, and though not a completely out of left field turn for Logan, nonetheless is a worthy and interesting new direction, made possible by the skillful collaborative chops of The Hydramatic.

On “Monday Night Soul,” Kim tells us:

“It was the first thing I wrote with the Hydramatic, and it came from a riff written by my guitar player Gyasi, who also produced all of ‘Fresh Juice.’  It was all recorded on a 1984 Tascam 388 system at Gyasi’s home studio in West Nashville, when I brought the Hydramatic up from Florida on tour.”

Check out the song below, and if you like what you hear, get a full glass of Fresh Juice right here!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Birdcloud, Civilian, Kim Logan, Conor Oberst & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions:

“Springwater” by Birdcloud
“Better Way” by Kim Logan
“Find Me” by Kings of Leon
“Cut & Run” by Civilian – Playing The High Watt on October 23
“Black Magic” by Cherub – Playing Marathon Music Works on December 31
“Think Twice” by Emily Vaughn
“The Void” by J. Marco
“Not Like Gold” by Milly Roze

Touring artist additions:

“Here In Spirit” by Jim James – Playing The Ryman on November 23
“The Rain Follows The Plow” by Conor Oberst – Playing The Ryman on November 6
“Katchi feat. Leon Bridges” by Nick Waterhouse – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 6

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Kim Logan Unveils Stylish Video for New Single “Better Way”

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Psychedelic blues pop singer Kim Logan has long been a fixture in the local scene as well as a favorite of ours ever since the release of her self-titled debut LP in 2013. We recently premiered Logan’s gritty, Vance Powell-produced single “Neighborhood,” from recent release Pseudoscience: Chapter 1, and, today, we’re especially excited to debut Kim’s stylish video for her latest single “Better Way.”

Produced by Brett Orrison, sound engineer for Austin, Texas psych kings the Black Angels, who also co-founded Levitation Fest and has spent several years on the road running sound for Widespread Panic, “Better Way” is a haunting, electric, and anthemic track, dripping in nostalgic psych rock influence while maintaining a contemporary bluesy, indie flair. The video, directed and produced by Logan, Michael Alley, and Cody Reid, perfectly captures the vibe of the song, and with its stylish visuals, artistic set pieces, and moody flair, it serves as a reminder as to why Kim Logan is one of Nashville’s most essential artists. Check it out below!

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New On Our Spotify Playlist: The Raconteurs, Cherub, Jordan Gable, The Lonely Biscuits & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions:

“Carolina Drama – Acoustic Mix” by The Raconteurs
“Satisfy Me” by Anderson East – Playing Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival on September 25
“Sensation” by Cherub
“In Stone” by BASECAMP
“Something On Fire (feat. REMMI)” by Hollow // Hum
“Next Ex” by Cappa
“Monopoly” by Mokita & Cade
“Didn’t Mean It” by Jordan Gable
“Sudden Feeling” by HalfNoise – Playing Exit/In on November 20
“Neighborhood” by Kim Logan – Playing Outlaw Roadshow at Mercy Lounge on September 15
“Stuck In Your Head” by Jess Nolan
“Talk About” by The Lonely Biscuits

Touring artist additions:

“Wish I Knew You” by The Revivalists – Playing Cannery Ballroom on October 20
“Doing It To Death” by The Kills – Playing Marathon Music Works on September 14

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