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The Downtown Fiction

The Downtown Fiction
Cameron Leahy performing with The Downtown Fiction in 2010
Background information
Origin Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Genres Power pop, pop rock, pop punk
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts The Ready Set, We The Kings, The Summer Set, All Time Low
Members Cameron Leahy
David Pavluk
Wes Dimond
Kyle Rodgers
Past members Devin Cooper
Eric Jones

The Downtown Fiction is an American[1] pop punk/power pop band from Fairfax, Virginia signed to Fearless Records. After two EPs, the band's first studio album, Let's Be Animals was released on April 25, 2011. Their second album, "Losers & Kings" was released on June 17, 2014.

Music career

Lead singer and guitar player Cameron Leahy met drummer Eric Jones (past member) at Westfield High School, where they became friends. They had a mutual interest in music, and formed The Downtown Fiction in the summer of 2008. They began to post demos on the band's MySpace[2] page, where their fan base initialized. Needing a bassist, Cameron and Eric added David Pavluk to the band, who also is responsible for background vocals. "The Downtown Fiction" is inspired by the film Pulp Fiction, a favorite film of the band. The Downtown Fiction toured for a year, and were soon signed to Photo Finish Records, an independent New York record label. They were a part of the Bamboozle Road Show 2010 and the Warped Tour 2010, and the “100 Bands You Need To Know” issue of Alternative Press Magazine. A self-titled EP by the band was released in March 2009, featuring a few of their rising hit songs, including "Is Anybody Out There?" and "Living Proof." This EP was succeeded by an additional EP a year later in March 2010 called Best I Never Had. In August 2010, the band premiered their first music video for the single "I Just Wanna Run". It is their most popular song, and is the first radio single for their first album Let's Be Animals. The Downtown Fiction released their third EP entitled The Double E.P, which incorporates all of their preceding EP's tracks, and a rough demo song called "Keep On Moving". In late February 2011, the band began The Glamour Kills Tour which featured The Ready Set as the headliner, along with Allstar Weekend, We Are The In Crowd, and briefly Marianas Trench. In early April, the band's second single for their debut album premiered, entitled "Thanks For Nothing".[3] In late April 2011, "Let's Be Animals,"[4] the band's first full-length studio album was released. The Downtown Fiction will also embark on their first headlining nationwide tour with the same album name. The Let's Be Animals Tour will also have Amely, Cady Groves, and He Is We.[5] This summer they will also be on the Friday is Forever Tour with We the Kings, The Summer Set, Hot Chelle Rae, and Action Item. On September 15, 2011, the band announced on their website that drummer Eric Jones was leaving the band to work in the industry side of music and live guitarist Wes Dimond is now an official band member.

The Downtown Fiction released their fourth EP, Pineapple EP, on December 20, 2011. The band has stated that they will be doing heavy touring in 2012 as well as recording new material. The band announced in December through Twitter that Kyle Rodgers will be their new drummer, replacing Eric Jones who left the band in September. On December 31, 2011, they opened for The Ready Set and The Romantics at the HOTFM 2011-2012 HOT New Year's Eve Party in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Downtown Fiction announced in April 2012 that they have begun working on their sophomore full-length effort in Los Angeles, CA. The band was also scheduled to tour South America in September 2012.

In the fall of 2014, The Downtown Fiction toured with fellow musicians Against the Current, The Ready Set, and Metro Station on "The Outsider's Tour."


In September 2013, the band signed with Fearless Records. The video for their single, "Some Place On Earth," debuted December 18th, 2013 on VEVO, [6]which appeared later on their new record, "Losers and Kings", which was released on June 17th, 2014. [7]

Current members

Past members

  • Devin Cooper – bass (2008)
  • Alan Scarpa – rhythm guitar (2008-2010; touring member)
  • Eric Jones – drums (2008-2011)

Appearances in media


The Downtown Fiction (EP) (2009)

  1. Your Voice
  2. Is Anybody Out There
  3. Hold My Breath
  4. When You're Around
  5. No Typical Thursday Night
  6. Living Proof
  7. Living Proof (Acoustic Version)
  8. Forgot It Was Christmas
  9. Keep Moving (Rough Demo)....

Best I Never Had (EP) (2010)

  1. Best I Never Had
  2. Oceans Between Us
  3. I Just Wanna Run
  4. Take Me Home
  5. You Were Wrong
  6. Where Dreams Go to Die

The Double (EP) (2010)

  1. Best I Never Had
  2. Oceans Between Us
  3. I Just Wanna Run
  4. Take Me Home
  5. You Were Wrong
  6. Where Dreams Go to Die
  7. Your Voice
  8. Is Anybody Out There
  9. Hold My Breath
  10. When You're Around
  11. No Typical Thursday Night
  12. Living Proof
  13. Living Proof (Acoustic Version)
  14. Forgot It Was Christmas
  15. Keep Moving (Rough Demo)...

Let's Be Animals (2011)

  1. Thanks For Nothing
  2. Freak
  3. Stoned
  4. I Just Wanna Run
  5. She Knows
  6. Let's Be Animals
  7. Wake Up
  8. Medicine For You
  9. Alibi
  10. Tell Me a Lie
  11. Losing My Mind
  12. Sierra
  13. A Wonderful Surprise
  14. Hurt Me So Good

Pineapple (EP) (2011)

  1. Out in the Streets
  2. Get It Right
  3. Happy (Without You)
  4. Feeling Better
  5. Circles

Losers & Kings (2014)

  1. Some Place on Earth
  2. Hope I Die on a Saturday Night
  3. Don't Count Me Out
  4. Kiss My Friends
  5. Santa Cruz
  6. No Generation
  7. Cool Kids
  8. So-Called Life
  9. Big Mistakes
  10. Right Where We Left Off
  11. Sometimes


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