Twin Berlin
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Twin Berlin

Morris, Connecticut, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Morris, Connecticut, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Garage Rock

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May
10
Twin Berlin @ Snapper Magees

Torrington, Connecticut, USA

Torrington, Connecticut, USA

May
09
Twin Berlin @ Drury High School

North Adams, Connecticut, USA

North Adams, Connecticut, USA

Apr
27
Twin Berlin @ Cake Shop

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Music

Press


“a variety of noisy, melodic, and heavy-hitting tracks that exhibit true angst and raw emotion with each verse and chorus.” - Atlernative Nation


“an indie scrawl hinting at shades of some other powerful rock trios (think Dinosaur Jr, Nirvana, Blink-182)” - Purevolume


“a mix of dirty and jangly guitars, plus mile wide vocal hooks” - Diffuser.FM


“refined the underground feel to a perfect level” - Property Of Zack


“'Sleezebrain' is a dirty rock album that proves these dudes have studied every second of Dinosaur Jr’s 'You're Living All Over Me' and probably Mudhoney's 'Superfuzz Bigmuff' too.” - Red Bull


Twin Berlin came through the back door as a wildcard for the second time in this year’s Rumble. There was a good degree of buzz that the rooted in Connecticut alt(ish)/punk(ish) rockers would pull the upset of all upsets -– especially after a Monday night semifinals jaw dropper that ended with singer Matt Lopez sprawled out on T.T.’s beer soaked floor with his baby blue guitar exhaustively resting on his chest. There would be none of that Friday, as for the most part the band played it straight, once more silencing those comparisons to the Strokes with an energy that Julian Casablancas and Co. are typically too bored and detached to muster. This is an act that is still in the midst of an upward trajectory; one that shows no signs of wavering. - Vanyaland


It would seem that Twin Berlin had one mission in the 2013 Rumble: Remind everybody that rock ‘n’ roll is supposed to be fun. That’s exactly what them did in the Prelims. They did it again in the Semis, The Finals were no different. These guys are a blast. - Daykamp


Finally, Twin Berlin closed out the night. The second wildcard band, they would not disappoint. Despite what some might say (myself occasionally included), Twin Berlin are not your cookie-cutter garage band. They have a kickass sound all their own, and that’s exactly what it’s meant to do: kick ass. Their sheer energy onstage and desire to be there was pretty damn clear. “Wanna Be Your Girl” opened up their set slowly, before they turned up the volume and speed with “Give Up On Me.” They didn’t get naked onstage this time around, but still rocked out with “Kill It Slow.” For their last song, current single “Can’t Take, Take, Take,” They brought all the fans they brought to TT’s onstage for one huge mosh-like dance party. - Allston Pudding


Twin Berlin graced the stage first, and their energy and sheer determination onstage were a testament to how good they’ve been throughout the Rumble. Having survived two wildcard berths, they stuck to what they knew with their loud, bratty, catchy garage-rock. Did I mention loud? Their set was so in-your-face (and I was at the front of the crowd) that it was impossible not to jam along unless you were deaf. Their current single, “Can’t Take, Take, Take” blew the doors off the place at the end of their set and led to some lovely stage destruction. - See more at: http://allstonpudding.com/2013-rock-n-roll-rumble-finals-recap/#sthash.q4OcXHSw.dpuf - Allston Pudding


Travis Barker Selects Winner of Guitar Center's Your Next Record Unsigned Artist Competition
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Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:03pm EDT
Travis Barker Selects Winner of Guitar Center's Your Next Record Unsigned Artist Competition

Twin Berlin Lands Unprecedented Opportunity to Record With Travis Barker at Red Bull Studios Plus $10,000 in New Gear

PR Newswire

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 25, 2011

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center (http://www.guitarcenter.com), the world's largest musical instrument retailer, and Travis Barker today announced Twin Berlin as the winner of Guitar Center's Your Next Record unsigned artist competition. After an intense 8-week period of peer judging through OurStage.com, Barker personally selected the winning band from the top 100 artists entered, sending one talented unsigned band into Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles with the acclaimed drummer and producer.

As winner, Twin Berlin will have the opportunity to record a 3-song EP with Barker, have Barker appear on their single from the EP, receive worldwide digital distribution of the album through TuneCore as well as $10,000 in new gear from Guitar Center.

"This was definitely not an easy decision, a lot of these artists really stepped up," says Barker. "I can't wait to get into the studio with Twin Berlin. Their mix of gritty guitars and undeniable hooks really drew me in. I think we'll be able to create some incredible music together. It's really cool that Guitar Center has given an unsigned band such a unique opportunity."

A Connecticut-based trio with a growing following in the Boston-area, Twin Berlin (http://www.ourstage.com/profile/twinberlin) draw from a recent rock lineage that includes The Strokes, The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys. The band's high-energy sound has already garnered heavy radio airplay on FNX Radio Boston and a MTV VMA "Best Breakout Boston" award nomination. Another huge career boost will come from the break Guitar Center has provided through the Your Next Record competition, and the chance to work with a respected artist like Travis Barker.

"This is an unbelievable opportunity for us," says Twin Berlin's James Janocha. "We were literally jumping around the room when we got the call. We're in debt to Guitar Center now, it's just amazing to see a company take this kind of interest in helping unsigned bands. We never expected anyone to fork over this kind of opportunity. And Travis is someone we've wanted to work with really bad. He's got a punk touch, but he's also up on all kinds of music and what's cutting edge, so we feel like he'll bring a fresh touch to what we're doing."

In March 2011, Guitar Center teamed up with Barker, whose solo album Give The Drummer Some is out now, and commissioned OurStage.com (http://artists.ourstage.com/Welcome), the leading online music company for unsigned bands, adopting its proprietary competition management technology to collect and present each music artist's submissions, allowing music fans to rank them using the OurStage.com fan judging software. Each competing artist was equipped with digital tools to help encourage their fans to judge their submissions as well as other talented unsigned artists. After the 8-week submission and judging period, Barker personally evaluated the top 100 artists to select Twin Berlin as the winner of Guitar Center's Your Next Record with Travis Barker. - Guitar Center


What drew me to Twin Berlin was their song. It was really catchy and stuck with me. We had a good time recording for Guitar Center’s Your Next Record. - Travis Barker


the trifecta of songs represents Twin Berlin’s gritty, unapologetic style of rock and roll - MTV.com


raw, high-energy sound - Modern Drummer


Twin Berlin’s sense of style is impeccable, displaying a timeless sense of effortless cool, like someone whose collar just keeps popping up naturally. Their sound is a dashing one, roguishly dirty and ridiculously vibrant. - Boston Band Crush


good old-fashioned underground rock - Ryan's Smashing Life


truly showcase the band’s garage aesthetic, and there’s even a slight punk vibe to “Give Up on Me” that might have been influenced by the producer himself (or maybe just the drums). Either way, Twin Berlin is slowly growing into their talent… - Racecar Spacecar


Then there's Twin Berlin, who play such pitch-perfect three-minute indie rock, you have to wonder why they haven't found a label. - Boston Phoenix


I was like, you know what, they’re young, they’re good looking, they remind me of the Strokes a little bit, which is a good thing and they got good songs! But they’re reminiscent of things that are familiar to me but they craft really good songs, you know, and I was like, I can get behind this so I was just like yeah, and I just did it for them. - Square Cotton Candy


I can't wait to get into the studio with Twin Berlin. Their mix of gritty guitars and undeniable hooks really drew me in. I think we'll be able to create some incredible music together. - Reuters - Travis Barker (Blink 182)


Discography

Sleazebrain (2014)
There Goes My Virtue EP (2012)
Twin Single (2009)

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Bio

Raw and belligerent music born out of anxiety and self doubt, executed with a confident, sarcastic swagger.

In an age of electro-pop, over-produced, indie rock, Twin Berlin rebel against the passing fad to bring the revival of no-frills, in-your-face rock and roll. Upon formation, Twin Berlin was immediately recognized by MTV being nominated as the Best Breakout Boston band and playing a show on the 2009 VMA tour alongside All Time Low and The White Tie Affair. Consequently, Twin Berlin was launched into Comcast’s “On Demand” air time, and into rotation on Boston’s biggest indie/alternative radio station, WFNX.


While recording new material in the studio Mikey Welsh (Weezer) stepped in to create the cover art. But, before the recordings could even be finished, Travis Barker of Blink-182 became involved, inviting them to record with him in Los Angeles. “Their mix of gritty guitars and undeniable hooks really drew me in.” explained Barker.


Twin Berlin released the much-anticipated There Goes My Virtue (produced by Barker) in February 2012. The EP features the single “Can’t Take, Take, Take” and was released to rave reviews with Audio Perv calling the release “three songs of energetic rock that fuels your soul, pinches your neck, kicks your ass and says ‘you’re welcome!’” The band continued to make an impression that summer catching the attention of Boston’s Radio 929 and being invited to play alongside Third Eye Blind, Spin Doctors, Switchfoot and Eve 6 at their Earthfest celebration at the Hatch Shell in Boston.


The band went on to appear on NBC’s “Deception”, perform at The Outlaw Roadshow hosted by Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) and Ryan Spaulding at SXSW, the Rockstar Uproar Festival (Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed & Cambria), and cemented their place in New England music history at the 2013 Rock ‘n Roll Rumble in Boston with their high-energy, sweat, blood, and booze-covered performances.


In February 2014, Twin Berlin self-released their first full-length record, Sleazebrain. Immediately heralded by Property of Zack as an album that has “refined the underground feel to a perfect level," Sleazebrain features eleven raw and belligerent songs born out of anxiety and self doubt, executed with a confident, sarcastic swagger.

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