Harmonix and MTV have announced that two rock bands will be making their debut on Rock Band, August 17. Tracks from The Black Keys and Neon Trees will release simultaneously in the Rock Band Music Store for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.
“We’re excited to be part of the Rock Band world because the game really introduces artists to young kids,” said Tyler Glenn, lead vocalist and keyboardist for Neon Trees. “Any video game introducing kids to The Replacements and old REM is something I can get behind.”
I wonder who gets more excited, the bands or the players? Maybe it’s a mutual moment of excitement. Anyhow…here are the six tracks that will be releasing, and as you can see, there are three tracks from the respective bands:
- The Black Keys – “Strange Times”
- The Black Keys – “I Got Mine”
- The Black Keys – “Your Touch”
- Neon Trees – “Animal”
- Neon Trees – “Sins of My Youth”
- Neon Trees – “1983”
Each individual track is about $2 (160 Microsoft Points, 200 Wii Points), or can be bought as The Black Keys Pack 01 and the Neon Trees Pack 01 at about $5.50 (440 Microsoft Points) each. Unfortunately, there are no packs for Wii.