We have a variety of singles for you next week in the Rock Band Music Store, including some new fantastic lady-fronted band tracks and a whole mess of Rock Band debuts.
So what do we have for debuts, you may ask. Well, let me just tell you. Alternative rock group dc Talk debuts in Rock Band with “Jesus Freak,” the title track from their Grammy Award-winning album of the same name. Indie rockers The Decemberists also make their Rock Band debut with “The Perfect Crime # 2” from 2006’s The Crane Wife. Making their Rock Band debut as well, indie rockers Eels are bringing “Saturday Morning” from their 2004 album Shootenanny!. And English electro-pop duo La Roux also make their Rock Band debut next week with “Bulletproof” from their 2009 self-titled debut. The song debuted at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and went to No. 8 on the Billboard Chart in the United States. And finally, Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme-formed rock group Eagles of Death Metal debut in Rock Band with “I Only Want You,” the single from their 2004 album, Peace, Love, Death Metal.
We’re also adding to some artists’ Rock Band catalogs! From new wave goddess Blondie, we’re bringing you “Rapture,” one of the first mainstream hits to incorporate rap music and the first rap-influenced single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Chart. Atlanta-formed rap rockers Family Force 5 add to their Rock Band presence with “Love Addict” from their 2006 debut album, Business Up Front/Party in the Back. Next week’s additions will also include “Sturm & Drang” from metal rockers KMFDM’s 2002 album, Attak. KMFDM and Family Force 5 have previously only been available through the Rock Band Network Music Store.
You may also notice a new Rock Band spot on MTV next week talking up Blondie and La Roux from next week’s additions. Rock Band has a smattering of awesome lady artists in addition to those two, including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, No Doubt, Orianthi, P!nk, Paramore, and Pat Benatar, and more than 1,550 songs from which to choose. Check out www.rockband.com/music for the full catalog and then go get you some DLC!
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system for $1.99, and as individual tracks on Wii for $2 on August 3. To discuss this DLC, please visit the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forums.