It has been well over four years since The Lawrence Arms released their last full length in 2006’s Oh! Calcutta!. While collectively the group has remained relatively quiet (to their standards), individually, they have remained active. Perhaps the most recognizably busiest one is guitarist Chris McCaughan. Under the Sundowner moniker, McCaughan found success in 2007 with his first “solo” record, Four One Five Two. After three years, Sundowner is ready to follow up its debut with We Chase the Waves. Punknews contributor Matthew Bentel caught up with Chris at a Mexican restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood to talk about the new record, his vision for Sundowner, and – of course – the Lawrence Arms.