Harmonix and MTV Games today added five alternative country acts to the Rock Band Music Store catalog of downloadable content for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, including artists Neko Case, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Drive-By Truckers and Old 97’s. Rock Band fans will also get a 3-pack from Mesa alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World.
“Alt Country 01” 5-pack features a signature mix of alternative country sounds from bluegrass and rockabilly to honky-tonk rock. The 5-pack includes “People Got A Lotta Nerve” from Neko Case’s soon-to-be released album Middle Cyclone (March 3, 2009), “Can’t Let Go” by Grammy winning singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams from her album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998) and Steve Earl’s “Satellite Radio” from his album Washington Square Serenade (2007). The 5-pack also features “Three Dimes Down” from southern rock band Drive-By Truckers featured on the Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (2008) album and the Old 97’s live recording “Timebomb” from the band’s Alive & Wi red (2005) album.
Mesa’s Jimmy Eat World makes its second Rock Band appearance with a 3-pack that includes “Lucky Denver Mint” from the band’s 1999 album Clarity. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the album’s release Jimmy Eat World set out on a short 10-stop tour starting Monday, in which they’ll play Clarity in its entirety for the crowd. The Jimmy Eat World 3-Pack will also feature tracks “Futures” (Futures, 2004) and “Sweetness” from the band’s 2001 album Bleed American. The band’s hit “The Middle” was featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack.
All tracks are original master recordings.
Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$8.49 (680 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Alt Country Pack 01
$5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Jimmy Eat World Pack 01