Paste Premieres DWNTWN’s “Missing You” From Their Self-Titled Debut on Jullian Records
East and West Coast Tour dates Announced
“Shimmery, ethereal indie/electro-pop in excelsis.” – The Guardian
“We need all the sunshine we can get right now, and DWNTWN has it in spades.” – USA Today’s Pop Candy
“It is absolutely sublime.” – My Old Kentucky Blog
“…catchy melancholy pop with twinkling electronics that could be sung by thousands during a festival twilight in the near future.” – RCRD LBL
“…devastatingly affecting indie-pop.” – Buzzbands LA
“We don’t know much about L.A. electro-pop duo DWNTWN besides the fact that we want to hear a lot more music from them.” – NYLON Magazine
“Easing tension with mellow and drawn-out soundscapes” – Earmilk
Like Taylor Swift with indie cred, DWNTWN brings their sweeping wall of sound, complete with synths, banjos, handclaps, and singer Jamie Leffler’s ethereal voice. Paste is equally as head over heels for the track, which premiered yesterday.
“This is a song for my grandpa who passed away last year. He was the most loving man and I miss him everyday, but writing this song helped me come to terms with losing him. I hope it can relate to anyone who has lost someone special”, says Leffler.
People Magazine just featured the band’s “Till Tomorrow” as one of ten songs to soundtrack the desert road trip to Coachella, and also this week, Blackbird Blackbird got a goose bump inducing remix from DWNTWN’s Robert Cepeda for his new single “There is Nowhere”, which premiered on Earmilk. Haunting guitar and sparse drum kicks build to a harmonious vocal crescendo of Blackbird Blackbird’s Mikey Maramag and DWNTWN’s Jamie Leffler.
“Missing You” will be released on DWNTWN’s self-titled EP, dropping April 29th on Jullian Records. Copies of the EP are available for review.
Thursday April 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Standard Hotel downtown (Free)
Thursday April 24 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room (Tickets here)
Friday April 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Neck of The Woods (Tickets Here)
Monday April 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ School Night/Bardot (Free, EP Release show)
Tuesday April 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sayers Club (Free, 2nd EP Release show)
Thursday May 1 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House (Tickets here)
Friday May 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery w/ New Young Pony Club (Tickets Here)