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.
In early 2015 they recorded a new full-length record, Drowner, at Zippah Studios in Boston. The band plan to release the record later this year.