The Downtown Fiction is an American pop-punk band from Fairfax, Virginia signed to Photo Finish Records, a division of Atlantic Records. After two EPs, the band's first studio album, Let's Be Animals was released on April 25, 2011.
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 Cameron and Eric.