Comprised of Jamie Lefler and Robert Cepeda, the Los Angeles, CA-based duo of DWNTWN originally got their start when both Lefler and Cepeda were getting over really bad breakups — interestingly and perhaps awkwardly Lefler had been with Cepeda’s brother. After spending weekends recording demos into an iPhone and with the passing of time, both Lefler and Cepeda decided that they should turn those demos into fully-fleshed out songs. After the release of the duo’s debut EP, The Red Room the band expanded to a quartet, which further fleshed out the band’s sound.
The first single off the the band’s self-titled EP, slated for an April 29th release, “Til Tomorrow” was a breezy, summery song comprised of hazy synths and ethereal harmonies, while describing being stuck in a stale routine, desperately desiring some sort of escape.
“Missing You” the latest single off the band’s forthcoming EP manages to mesh electro pop and indie folk/alt country thanks to the use of swirling electronics and twangy guitars in a love ballad in which the song’s narrator describes not just how much they miss an old lover, but admits that they still love them and always will. For many of us this is a familiar sentiment, but without being cloying or cliched – the sentiment is very real and palpable.