Behind the Scenes of Under the Influence
Posts on Huffington: These artists, such as Julia Easterlin, Pin Panelle and the Berklee String Metal Ensemble, are all getting their names out there. They can capture the fans of those they covered and draw them to their original work.”
Posts on Huffington: “The artists on “Under the Influence” also have an extensive collection of original songs available, and therein lies the genius…”
Cover Lay Down: “a pair of covers each from six incredible student and recent alumni musical acts, each a cross-genre tribute to the influences that brought the artists to the table in the first place, and the absolutely stunning sum total says more about the twinned talent and tenacity of the Berklee program than anything we’ve managed to put together in the past, for sure.”
Campusounds: ”Hard-working, impressive and improvisational, if this is the future of music in our country than I am truly proud and excited to experience the movement.”
Cover Lay Down: “It’s not all folk here, though it’s all good: Pinn Panelle’s screaming guitar-and-organ-driven cover of R.E.M. classic Radio Free Europe is a madcap jam-metal screamer, like a Phish and Duncan Sheik mashup on speed…”
Campusounds: “with Under the Influence, it seemed to be a bold and smart move to begin with powerhouse vocalist Julia Easterlin. Her cover of The Pixies song, Break My Body reaches a whole other level of beauty. For me, tears seemed to come from nowhere.”
Check out our latest project, Under the Influence on iTunes. The compilation features Berklee students and alumni covering some of rock’s biggest names, including REM, Green Day, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, and Smashing Pumpkins, and the seminal bands that influenced their sounds—Mission of Burma, Hüsker Dü, Joy Division, Gang of Four, the Pixies, and My Bloody Valentine.
Pinn Panelle Date: Friday April 6, 2012 Venue: Nashville Convention Center Address: Nashville, TN Time: 9 am Cost: N/A
Berklee’s Heavy Rotation Records announces the opening of submissions for Dorm Sessions 8. Interested artists/bands are to submit no more than two original songs or compositions (no covers please). Bands should send all music along with the band name, e-mail, and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected bands will not only be featured on the compilation album, but will also perform in the Heavy Rotation Show at the Berklee Performance Center, and will be presented the opportunity to perform at some of the biggest national festivals in the music industry. Past HRR artists have performed at SXSW, CMJ, Lollapalooza and the list continues to grow each year. Visit Dorm Sessions 8 event on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/6f6cyb4 for more information. Also,...