"The Middle" has been my go to song ever since we started doing public demos for Rock Band 2. Need a warm up song? "The Middle." Need a party starter? "The Middle." Looking for something accessible and fun for all instruments? "The Middle." Needless to say, when we announced another 3 Jimmy Eat World songs as DLC in Feb 2K9 I was thrilled. And my go to catalog expands by three yet again with the Jimmy Eat World 02 pack coming out next week.
Jimmy Eat World is a surprisingly varied band, and I’m glad that we’re able to showcase that by collecting DLC from a few different albums spanning the last 10 years. Pack 02 wanders from the poppier side of the emo spectrum with "Bleed American," to the darker guitar driven (and surprisingly solo friendly) "Pain" to the slightly spacey "My Best Theory"+ from their most recent album. Each song has its own set of hooks, sing alongs and tricky drum beats, and there’s enough meat here to satisfy every member of the band.
So if you’re in need of a new set of go to songs, or if you’re tired of hearing me play "The Middle" at every event we show up at, pick up this pack and see what other magic Jimmy Eat World has to offer.
Next week we're also adding another six songs from rockers Stone Temple Pilots. Fan favorite "Plush" is on the Rock Band 3 disc, but if you just can't wait for more Stone Temple Pilots, you can get "Creep," "Dead & Bloated," "Crackerman," "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart," "Big Empty," and "Huckleberry Crumble" next week! Stone Temple Pilots is currently on tour in the U.S. - check out StoneTemplePilots.com for more info and tour dates!
These tracks will be available for purchase as individual tracks, as well as “Stone Temple Pilots Pack 01” and “Jimmy Eat World Pack 02” and on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system and as individual tracks on Wii. Tracks marked with “+” will also be available for download in the family-friendly LEGO Rock Band Music Store. Tracks will be $1.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and $2.00 on Wii. The Jimmy Eat World Pack will be $5.49 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The Stone Temple Pilots pack will be $9.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
To discuss this DLC, visit the official discussion thread in the Rock Band forums.