The Downtown Fiction is an American 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.
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 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". In late April 2011, "Let's Be Animals," 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. 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.