[Fwd: Rock Band Announces Pixies' Doolittle Album/ 200 Available
Rock Band Music Store Hits DLC Benchmark With More Than 200 Songs and 12
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the third album to be added to
the */Rock Band/^(TM) Music Store *catalog of downloadable content: the
*Pixies' /Doolittle/*. On June 24th, one of the most influential rock
records of the late '80s will get new life as */Rock Band/^(TM) *game
play. The addition of these Pixies songs pushes Rock Band's online
catalog to more than 200 songs available, a DLC milestone with over 12
million tracks sold!
Fledgling Black Francises, budding Kim Deals and diehard gamers alike
can now rock out to the original master recordings of one of the Pixies'
most eclectic and ambitious releases. Upon its release in 1989,
/Doolittle/ garnered immediate critical acclaim and eventually became
regarded as one of the most important alternative rock albums of the
1980s. /Doolittle /offers endless highlights for fans and players,
including the spaghetti Western-ish flavor of "Silver," the
biblically-themed "Dead" and the pop savvy hit single "Here Comes Your
Man." Gamers have been clamoring for these additional fourteen tracks
after months of playing the album's brilliantly surreal "Wave of
Mutilation," which was included on the original */Rock Band/^(TM) *game
The gold-certified /Doolittle/ was the Boston-based band's second studio
album and first for Elektra Records.
Each track will be available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points
for Xbox 360) or $18.99 (1520 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the album.
*Release date*: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 (Xbox LIVE® Marketplace)
Thursday, June 26, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)
*Tracks: *"Crackity Jones"
"Here Comes Your Man"
"La la Love You"
"Monkey Gone To Heaven"
"No 13 Baby"
"There Goes My Gun"
(All tracks utilize the original master recordings)
*Price: *$18.99 (1520 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Album or
$1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
*Locations: *Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION®Network
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **
/Doolittle/ joins Judas Priest's Screaming For Vengeance and The Cars'
"The Cars" as the third full-album DLC release available at the Rock
Band Music Store. With the addition of these tracks there are now more
than 200 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase
(complete list of tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc
*/Rock Band/^(TM)* continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans
and gamers' voracious appetite for rock as more than 12 million
downloads have been purchased since its launch on November 20, 2007. The
*/Rock Band/^(TM)* Music Store allows players to preview and purchase
downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection
of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they
build their own custom */Rock Band/^(TM)* library.
*/Rock Band/^(TM)* allows online play and features that expand the
boundaries of music gaming. */Rock Band/^(TM)* downloadable content is
playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo
Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or
online, and from any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable
content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must
own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for the Xbox 360®
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be available for
purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is
downloaded directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for
the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system's version of *Rock
Band^(TM)* will be available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION®Store
through the free PLAYSTATION Network and is downloaded directly to
PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive.
*/Rock Band/^(TM)* is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive
themes) by the ESRB.
For more information on */Rock Band/^(TM)* and Harmonix Music Systems
please visit www.rockband.com
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