It's my favorite time of the week, that special time when Harmonix decides to alert the presses and announce some new music for Rock Band. Next week we have quite a varied bunch, including a funk pack featuring Average White Band, Earth Wind & Fire and the (former) hardest working man in show business. If a bass-heavy funk soundtrack doesn't float your boat, then maybe you want to turn up the volume and head bang to a pair of songs from Papa Roach? And then there's Against Me! and The New Pornographers. See, I told you it was a varied list. As always these Rock Band tracks will be available starting on Tuesday the 17th (Xbox 360) and Thursday the 19th (PlayStation 3).
Get the Funk Out 01 Pack ($5.49/440 Points):
Individual Rock Band Songs for the Week of March 17 ($1.99 each/160 Points):
- Average White Band - "Pick Up the Pieces"
- Earth Wind & Fire - "Shining Star"
- James Brown - "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - Pt. 1"
- Against Me! - "Thrash Unreal"
- The New Pornographers - "All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth"
- The New Pornographers - "Use It"
- Papa Roach - "Last Resort"
- Papa Roach - "Lifeline"
I'm sure those funk songs are a lot of fun, but I think I'll save my Microsoft Points for next week, when Rock Band delivers Pearl Jam's Ten album. If you are curious what each of these songs sounds like, I suggest you hit the jump and listen to them for yourself.