What started in a high-dollar, low square-footage Brooklyn bedroom has culminated in Plushgun being named the MTV Games Rock Band Networks T-Mobile Artist-of-the-Month. The band will now be all over promotions for the next month on Rock Band Networks Music Store and the official game site. For further info on the band or the RBN content or the T-Mobile Artist-of-the-Month, check out the release after the jump.
Harmonix, MTV Games and T-Mobile Name Alternative Rockers Plushgun
the Rock Band Network’s July “T-Mobile Artist-of-the-Month”
CAMBRIDGE, MA and NEW YORK, NY – July 13, 2010 - Harmonix Music Systems and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with T-Mobile USA, Inc., the official mobile partner of the Rock Band Network, today announced that Brooklyn-based Plushgun are the Rock Band Network’s July “T-Mobile Artist-of-the-Month”.
"This unique artist blends indie rock with synth beats to expand the Rock Band repertoire," said Cheryl Gehbauer, Senior Director of Music for MTV Games. "Plushgun are gaining well-deserved attention in the music community, and we're proud to include them as the July T-Mobile Artist-of-the-Month."
As the July “T-Mobile Artist-of-the-Month,” Plushgun will be featured for one month in promotions throughout the Rock Band Network Music Store and on the official game website, http://www.RockBand.com, including the new RBN content hub at http://t-mobile.rockband.com, which is fast becoming a rich source of information about Rock Band Network, including Inside RBN, a source for consumers to discover new music, and Creators Club, a source for artist/authors/labels to find out more about the RBN authoring process.
Plushgun, on Tommy Boy Entertainment, is the brainchild of Daniel Ingala and grew out of the cramped confines of his overpriced and undersized bedroom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After creating the song “Just Impolite” and posting it to his MySpace page, the project quickly took off with songs featured in the web-TV series “We Need Girlfriends” and rising to No. 1 in the Alternative Rock Channel on Ourstage.com. When he was ready to start playing live shows, Ingala recruited his friends Taylor Armstrong and Matt Bogdanow.
Plushgun released a self-titled EP in August 2008, followed by a November EP of remixes by Andrew WK, Jesse Novak (M.I.A., Santogold) and Justin Strauss (Depeche Mode, Marc Almond, Carl Cox). A Don Diablo remix was released in early 2009. Their debut full-length Pins & Panzers was released February 2009, and “How We Roll,” from that album, is available for download in the Rock Band Network Music Store. The band is currently in the studio with Yaysayer producer Brit Myers recording their next full-length, scheduled for release in February 2011.
For more information about Plushgun and the T-Mobile Artist-of-the-Month Program, head to http://t-mobile.rockband.com