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'Rock Band' Adds Influential Pixies Album, 'Doolittle,' To Downloadable Music Catalog

June 17th, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Rock BandHarmonix and MTV Games announced the third album to be added to the Rock Band™ Music Store catalog of downloadable content: The Pixies' Doolittle. On June 24th, one of the most influential rock records of the late '80s will get new life as Rock Band game play. The addition of these Pixies songs pushes Rock Band's online catalog to more than 200 songs available, a DLC milestone with over 12 million tracks sold!

Fledgling Black Francises, budding Kim Deals and diehard gamers alike can now rock out to the original master recordings of one of the Pixies' most eclectic and ambitious releases. Upon its release in 1989, Doolittle garnered immediate critical acclaim and eventually became regarded as one of the most important alternative rock albums of the 1980s. Doolittle offers endless highlights for fans and players, including the spaghetti Western-ish flavor of "Silver," the biblically-themed "Dead" and the pop savvy hit single "Here Comes Your Man." Gamers have been clamoring for these additional fourteen tracks after months of playing the album's brilliantly surreal "Wave of Mutilation," which was included on the original Rock Band game disc.

The PixiesThe gold-certified Doolittle was the Boston-based band's second studio album and first for Elektra Records.

Each track will be available for $1.99 per track (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) or $18.99 (1520 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the album.
Release date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 (Xbox LIVE® Marketplace); Thursday, June 26, 2008 (PLAYSTATION®Store)



Tracks:
"Crackity Jones"
"Dead"
"Debaser"
"Gouge Away"
"Here Comes Your Man"
"Hey"
"I Bleed"
"La la Love You"
"Monkey Gone To Heaven"
"Mr Grieves"
"No 13 Baby"
"Silver"
"Tame"
"There Goes My Gun"
(All tracks utilize the original master recordings)




* Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change *

Doolittle joins Judas Priest's Screaming For Vengeance and The Cars' "The Cars" as the third full-album DLC release available at the Rock Band Music Store. With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 200 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc). Rock Band™ continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers' voracious appetite for rock as more than 12 million downloads have been purchased since its launch on November 20, 2007. The Rock Band™ Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band™ library.



Rock Band™ allows online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band™ downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be available for purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system's version of Rock Band™ will be available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION®Store through the free PLAYSTATION Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive.



Rock Band™ is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.


For more information on Rock Band™ and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.