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Published:February 5th, 2012 13:36 EST
SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Twin Berlin with 'Don't Hang Around' Produced by Travis Barker

SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring Twin Berlin with 'Don't Hang Around' Produced by Travis Barker

By SOP newswire2

`There Goes My Virtue` Produced by Travis Barker

Directly following the 20-year anniversary of Nirvana`s definitive Nevermind, and the 10-year anniversary of The Strokes` revolutionary album Is This It, comes the next breath of fresh air that the dormant rock scene so desperately needs. In an age of electro-pop, over-produced, indie rock, Twin Berlin rebels against the passing fad to bring the revival of no-frills, in-your-face rock and roll. And 2012 is about to be their year.

In 2009, Twin Berlin was 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. Just two months later, Twin Berlin conquered the Big Apple for the CMJ Music Marathon.

By 2010, Twin Berlin had broken out against the conventional indie-dance circuit, earning a reputation for a rabid, powerful live show. Garnering attention from the local press, Boston Music Spotlight named Twin Berlin as one of the eleven bands to watch for in 2011. They couldn`t have been any closer to the truth.

While recording new material in the studio this year, Mikey Welsh, formerly of the band Weezer, stepped in to create the cover art. When asked about the band in an interview, Welsh responded, they`re young, they`re good-looking they craft really good songs. But, before the recordings could even be finished, Travis Barker of Blink-182 became involved and selected Twin Berlin as the winner of Guitar Center`s Your Next Record, inviting them to record with him in Los Angeles.