RSR257 – Packy Lundholm – Chip Tunes, Tetris Guitars, Vulfpeck & I Fight Dragons - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR257 – Packy Lundholm – Chip Tunes, Tetris Guitars, Vulfpeck & I Fight Dragons

Packy talked about creating Chip Tunes 8 bit music with I Fight Dragons, producing with members of Vulfpeck, How to create cool lofi sounds in your studio, the secret to great fuzz guitar tone, and how an artist benefits from working with a producer.

My guest today is Packy Lundholm a Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer/engineer. He plays the guitar with Nintendo rock band I Fight Dragons, who just released their third LP "Canon Eyes" and celebrated their 10th anniversary. Packy runs his recording operation out of the B-room at Sound Vault Studios in Chicago, where he records various artists, and works as a session musician at Rax Trax Recording and Gravity Studios as well. 

In recent years he has collaborated on several projects with Vulfpeck keyboardist Woody Goss, sharing credits with Vulf members Theo Katzman and Joe Dart. Outside of the studio he performs live in different contexts, from jobbing bands and bar mitzvahs to improv-heavy tributes to Traffic and the Grateful Dead.

Packy writes and records his own music from time to time, his most recent full-length release being 2016's American Soccer. His music draws heavily from early power pop influences with touches of psychedelic rock and Americana. He is slowly brewing plans to release more singles over this year, hopefully culminating in another full-length record in the nearest possible future.

Recently I saw a new video that Packy posted recording the song Don’t Leave A Thing Behind in his studio and I knew he would be great to have on the show to talk about recording yourself in the studio as well as playing with and producing other artists.

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