Chris McCaughan is Sundowner. He also plays in a punk band called the Lawrence Arms who released their sixth album Metropole this week. During our hour-long conversation we discuss the genesis and evolution of Sundowner’s latest album Neon Fiction, how relocating from Chicago to Portland has affected his worldview and get some handy tips on how to treat your mixologist from a guy whose been on both sides of the bar. “It’s a lonely record, I’m not lonely though,” he says his band’s latest release at one point—and in a way, that sentiment is strangely reassuring. Even if it comes from a guy whose band released an EP titled Buttsweat And Tears.