Look Recreation area is a task of Chris Collingwood, business lead singer and co-songwriter of power pop group Fountains of Wayne, his initial beyond the music group. Though theoretically a single affair, it steers free from vocalist/songwriter and D.We.Y. fare, rather embracing a psych-pop audio the musician called “music group music.” Called after a recreation area in Collingwood’s foundation of Northampton, Massachusetts, Appear Park started to consider type when Fountains of Wayne came back from a global tour to get their 2011 recording, Sky Filled with Holes. Collingwood published some songs by himself, and made a decision to intentionally forego any that he believed sounded like his group. Within the demos, he centered on classical guitar, piano, and limited percussion. The songwriter after that reached out to famous maker Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt). Both learned that that they had went to the same boarding college in Pa, and shared passions including a like from the Moody Blues. They continued to devise a psychedelic palette, including hazy keyboards and Mellotron, for the music. In 2015, Collingwood collected bassist Davey Faragher and drummer Michael Urbano, both previous associates of Cracker, in Froom’s house studio room in Santa Monica, California to record. Appear Park’s eponymous debut appeared via Yep Roc in the summertime of 2016.