PARKER LONGBOUGH – “FAKE SINATRA”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PREMIERE
Parker Longbough has always loved home recording. That spirit started over 15 years ago with the release of Commander Comatose, Longbough’s debut album that featured a handful of songs tracked on cassette tape. The 4 track tape machine has always represented independence, experimentation, and adventure for Longbough. Want to make that guitar solo weird? Flip the tape. Drum machines played on tiny pads with two fingers? Cool. 246 Tapes Vol.1 finds Longbough looking to harken back to releases like Ween’s The Pod, Beck’s One Foot in the Grave, and Guided By Voices’ Alien Lanes while providing commentary on the absurdity and dissonance of life in 2020.
“Fake Sinatra” is a song about Alaskan politics and the sweeping budget cuts made by Governor Mike Dunleavy in the summer of 2019. The state was in an uproar and headed to a possible recall vote for Dunleavy. Longbough had just finished repairing and refurbishing a 1986 Tascam 246 he bought off of eBay. This is notably the second song Longbough has referenced Dunleavy, the other being “Governor’s (Butter)Cup” from Green and Gold/Drink the Hemlock.
246 Tapes Vol. 1 was a chance for Longbough to retreat back to the most basic, simple, and transcendent elements of home recording. Even during a pandemic and in the solitude of quarantine, Longbough was able to connect with the equipment of his youth and the pure delight of creating a song without staring at another screen.
Release Date: July 30, 2021