Synth-popsters DWNTWN got their start in the summer of 2010, when Jamie Leffler and Robert Cepeda recorded folk tunes on their iPhones during road trips. The duo transformed these raw songs into electro-pop tracks that draw influences from indie pop to new wave. The iconic French label Kitsuné took notice, and placed the band’s debut single, “See My Eyes” on an upbeat compilation last summer. An EP, featuring the single “Till Tomorrow” is on its way.
In January, DWNTWN, who have supported acts like Capital Cities and Body Language on tour, will play every Monday evening at the Satellite in Los Angeles. Catch DWNTWN live Friday at 9 p.m. PST on We Found New Music, hosted by Grant Owens on KX 93.5, Laguna’s only FM.