The Downtown Fiction (TDF) hailing from Fairfax, VA have quickly built a loyal fan base and quite the buzz. Citing influences ranging from Green Day to The Rolling Stones, the pop-rock trio has a sound comparable to the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, and The All-American Rejects.
Formed in the summer of 2008 by Cameron Leahy (vocals/guitar) and Eric Jones (drums), the two posted three demos on their MySpace and were blown away by the response. Soon after, they recruited friend David Pavluk on bass and backing vocals to round out the trio.
On March 3rd, the group released their self-titled debut EP on iTunes to rave reviews. Instantly peaking at #22 on the overall iTunes charts, it was made aware that TDF was something special. Thanks to their catchy pop melodies, clever lyrics, and witty YouTube videos, the band quickly moved into the Top 25 unsigned artists chart on Myspace.com with nearly 2.5 million plays (also on Myspace) all in a years time.
Earlier this year, signed with Photofinish Records (who also owns 100% of publishing). They recorded their EP with acclaimed producer Stacy Jones (American Hi-Fi, Ingrid Michaelson, Meg & Dia, and also plays with Miley Cyrus). The EP, Best I Never Had, was released in March 2010. Check out the video, which debuted Aug. 24 on mtv2.com, mtvU.com and mtv.com. The band has also been featured in a number of television shows, which has significantly increased awareness/digital sales.
TDF is in the middle of writing/recording their debut album, which is slated for release in March 2011. Troughout the month of September, the band will be on tour with We the Kings and Every Avenue in Japan. For official tour dates, check out their myspace (below). Definitely be on the lookout for The Downtown Fiction in 2010.