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Pick up The Vines DLC for Rock Band next week

Posted by: Tina at 7/9/2010 3:23 PM
Harmonix and MTV Games pump out new DLC tracks next Tuesday (13th) on the Rock Band Music Store. The featured artist that week will be The Vines, the most appropriate of their songs probably being “Ride” given the music video of the band being joined by numerous anonymous rockers. If you really want to rock out appropriately to The Vines, you can get in character and do the eye-rolling thing Craig Nicholls does.

Along with the 5 tracks from The Vines, you can also download “Future Perfect Tense” by Sweet Billy Pilgrim. You can grab these tracks for $1.99/160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii points per track, or get the The Vines pack for $8.49/680 Microsoft Points.

· Sweet Billy Pilgrim – “Future Perfect Tense” +
· The Vines – “Get Out”
· The Vines – “He’s a Rocker”
· The Vines – “Orange Amber” +
· The Vines – “Outtathaway” +
· The Vines – “Ride”



Cambridge, Mass. – July 9, 2010 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that Australian alternative rockers The Vines, as well as English pop rockers Sweet Billy Pilgrim, will both make their Rock Band debut next week in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

With more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band, as well as more than 1,500 songs available through the Rock Band platform and 70 million songs sold through its download store alone, Rock Band is the undisputed sales and content leader in the interactive music space, providing the deepest and best selection of artists, songs and albums.

Rock Band DLC additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii
The Vines burst onto the international rock scene with great critical acclaim for their 2002 debut album, Highly Evolved. They appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, received a 2002 ARIA for Breathrough Artist in Australia and were called by some media “the saviors of rock.” Next week, they will debut in the Rock Band Music Store with a five pack of songs.
“The Vines Pack 01” will include “Get Out,” “He’s a Rocker” and “Orange Amber” from 2008’s Melodia, which debuted at No. 12 on the Australian ARIA charts; “Ride” from 2004’s Winning Days and “Outtathaway” from 2006’s Vision Valley. The band is currently working on its fifth studio album, with a release date yet to be announced.

Sweet Billy Pilgrim, an English atmospheric pop-rock band, will also debut next week in the Rock Band Music Store with a track taken from their album, Twice Born Men, which is the finest album ever recorded in a shed. Massive critical acclaim has followed the band since the album’s release, and they have won over fans at their beautiful live shows as they tour Europe supporting artists such as Jamie Cullum and The Who. Fans can play their single, “Future Perfect Tense,” in Rock Band beginning next week.

Available on Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3 system (July 13):

· Sweet Billy Pilgrim – “Future Perfect Tense” +

· The Vines – “Get Out”

· The Vines – “He’s a Rocker”

· The Vines – “Orange Amber” +

· The Vines – “Outtathaway” +

· The Vines – “Ride”

 (All tracks are original master recordings)

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation 3 system July 14)

These tracks will be available for purchase as “The Vines Pack 01,” as well as individual tracks, on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii. Songs marked with “+” will also be available in the family-friendly LEGO® Rock Band Music Store.

Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per track
                     $8.49 USD, £4.39 UK, €6.55 EU (680 Microsoft Points) for The Vines Pack 01
                     $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track