Sundowner is the acoustic side-project of The Lawrence Arms’
Chris McCaughan. Neon Fiction is the
group’s third full-length and first release for Fat Wreck Chords. This time around Sundowner is McCaughan on guitar
and vocals and fellow Lawrence Arms member Neil Hennessy on bass and drums,
resulting in a sparse folksy pop rock sound.
Neon Fiction is a very
enjoyable, albeit soft-spoken (which is not a bad thing), record that deals with
issues of home and growth.