DWNTWN are happy to reveal a video for their new single “Bloodshot Eyes.” The track is off the band’s upcoming debut album Racing Time due out July 21 (Jullian Records). DWNTWN’s Jamie Leffler notes, “‘Bloodshot Eyes’ is written about a time I felt trapped in a seemingly unbreakable cycle, and serves as a reminder that I am the keeper of my own fate. We worked closely with talented director Sean Hollihan to illustrate those feelings though unexpected quirky visuals. It’s unlike any video we’ve created, and I think it’s evident in watching how much fun it was to make.” The video premiered via Jezebel who say, “The breeziness, the overdrive, the echo effects on DWNTWN’s latest single, ‘Bloodshot Eyes,’ are all qualities that make its hefty pop hook even more indelible. Add to this pastel video which explores various levels of connectedness, and it’ll be burned in your brain, sweet and breathless and brave.” Read DWNTWN’s Q&A with Jezebel here and watch the video here:
“DWNTWN’s influences are varied: everything from Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Beach House, Crystal Castles, and The Carter Family. They put it all together with banjo, folk music, and electro-pop-and do it well.” – Interview Magazine
Listen to “Bloodshot Eyes” via Apple Music here and via Spotify here.
“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
“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
“…devastatingly affecting indie-pop.” – Buzzbands LA
In addition to the band’s vocalist Leffler, DWNTWN is Robert Cepeda (guitar and vocals), and Daniel Vanchieri (drums). They have released three EPs to date, which drew attention both in both North America and Europe. To date they have 13 million plays on Spotify and have enjoyed radio support in their hometown with plays on KROQ and KCRW. Racing Time finds the band barring both their songs and their souls. Lyrically, the LP explores relationships, coming of age, and the loss of Jamie’s father, former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ bassist Howie Epstein who tragically died of a heroin overdose when she was 14. The album’s release date has added significance as it comes out the day of her father’s birth.
DWNTWN will be touring in support of Racing Time – dates to be announced soon. In the past they have played alongside, among many others, Haim, Iggy Azelia, Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira, and have had slots at Broke LA, Aboot Kinney Festival, CMJ, and SXSW.
Racing Time track listing
Sticks & Stones
Little Night Song
Back & Forth
As The Sparrow Goes (feat. Carlene Carter)
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