Sundowner is Chris McCaughan, guitarist and co-vocalist of the Lawrence Arms’ solo project. If you’re at all familiar with his work in the Lawrence Arms, this album should be a shoe-in to your collection. If not, grab a copy, or head over to that silly punk news website to stream a few songs off the album. It’s solid and earnest. Try emotional, not “emo.” This is anything and everything BUT what Red Scare has been known to churn out: a good healthy heaping of pop punk mayhem. But it works, and it’s really great. While it might not get you to mosh and pogo, it’s punk rock as it should be—groundbreaking and beautiful.
–mrz (Red Scare)