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Download: DWNTWN – “Missing You”

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Listen/download: DWNTWN – “Missing You”

“Shimmery, ethereal indie/electro-pop in excelsis.” – The Guardian

“We need all the sunshine we can get right now, and DWNTWN has it in spades.” – USA Today’s Pop Candy

“It is absolutely sublime.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

“…catchy melancholy pop with twinkling electronics that could be sung by thousands during a festival twilight in the near future.” – RCRD LBL

“…devastatingly affecting indie-pop.” – Buzzbands LA
“We don’t know much about L.A. electro-pop duo DWNTWN besides the fact that we want to hear a lot more music from them.” – NYLON Magazine

“Easing tension with mellow and drawn-out soundscapes” – Earmilk

DWNTWN brings their sweeping wall of sound, complete with synths, banjos, handclaps, and singer Jamie Leffler’s ethereal voice. 

“This is a song for my grandpa who passed away last year. He was the most loving man and I miss him everyday, but writing this song helped me come to terms with losing him. I hope it can relate to anyone who has lost someone special”, says Leffler.

People Magazine just featured the band’s “Til Tomorrow” (which I LOVE — and posted here) as one of ten songs to soundtrack the desert road trip to Coachella, and also Blackbird Blackbird got a goose bump inducing remix from DWNTWN’s Robert Cepeda for his new single “There is Nowhere”, which premiered on Earmilk.  Haunting guitar and sparse drum kicks build to a harmonious vocal crescendo of Blackbird Blackbird’s Mikey Maramag and DWNTWN’s Jamie Leffler.

“Missing You” will be released on DWNTWN’s self-titled EP, dropping April 29th on Jullian Records. 

DWNTWN Live:

Thursday April 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Standard Hotel downtown (Free) 
Thursday April 24 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room (Tickets here)
Friday April 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Neck of The Woods (Tickets Here)
Monday April 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ School Night/Bardot (Free, EP Release show) 
Tuesday April 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sayers Club (Free, 2nd EP Release show)
Thursday May 1 – New York, NY @ Santos Party House (Tickets here)
Friday May 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery w/ New Young Pony Club (Tickets Here)

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New Shizz From French Horn Rebellion

Photo Source: Baeble Music

Photo Source: Baeble Music

French Horn Rebellion has released their latest EP, The Fire. The EP features alternate versions of the title track “The Fire”, which is a collaboration with Savoir Adore. The two bands, related by marriage for the last few years, have finally collaborated to keep you warm all season long. Make like David of FHR and Deidre of Savoir Adore and cuddle up under the disco ball, dancing the night away.  Winter is here. As the snow falls and icicles form we need to keep a fire in our hearts. We pack into cozy bars to get warm and dance by the firelight to remember we’re alive. In “The Fire”, Savoir Adore’s forest fantasy pop blends with French Horn Rebellion’s hot dancefloor beats.

Listen: French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore – The Fire (Rubber Ross Remix) 

Robert from FHR said the following about the “Beaches & Friends” video:

 “As we were watching HBO’s Girls on our couches, hearing our song ‘Beaches and Friends’ from 2009, we suddenly came to think about that long lost music video we did…. And so we went searching for it. This never came out because we made a decision to release a video for ‘The Twelves Remix’ of the song instead, so this one was put on the shelf. We hope you enjoy watching our younger 2009 versions, as much as we are (and laughing a lot at David’s conquistador ‘stache)!”

French Horn Rebellion Live Shows:
Thu 2/20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Coliseum Music Lounge
Fri 2/21 – Denver, CO @ Bar Standard
Sat 3/1 – Medellín, Columbia @ Capital
Thu 3/6 – Brooklyn, NY  @ Glasslands Gallery
Sun 3/9 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri 3/14 Austin, TX @ The Green Room SXSW
more dates to be announced!
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The Fire EP Tracklist:
(iTunes HERE)
1. “The Fire” ft Savoir Adore
2. “The Fire” ft Savoir Adore (Autograf Remix)
3. “The Fire” ft Savoir Adore (Dan Solo and Future Friends Remix)
4. “The Fire” ft Savoir Adore (Rubber Ross Remix)

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