Rock Band Network Music Store Launches on Xbox 360 with 105 New Downloadable Songs

by Chris Faylor, Mar 04, 2010 10:14am PST

The initial fruits of the Rock Band Network platform are now available to Xbox 360 owners, with the artist-driven online marketplace sporting 105 new downloadable tunes for the music game franchise at 80 Microsoft Points / $1 to 160 MS Points/ $2 a pop.

Songs from The Shins, The Hold Steady, The Main Drag, Bang Camaro, of Montreal, Jonathan Coulton, Skeleton Witch, 3 Inches of Blood, Lacuna Coil, Stroke 9, and Steve Vai are among the initial offerings, with over 300 artists "in the RBN pipeline."

Among the various artists in the pipeline are Flight of the Conchords, The Smashing Pumpkins, Twin Atlantic, All That Remains, Clutch, Prong and Gaslight Anthem.

Much like regular DLC, the tunes can be bought through the in-game Music Store.

And as Harmonix--which has traditionally produced the regular Rock Band DLC--can't necessarily vouch for the quality of the community-created and peer-reviewed tracks, "users will be able to download sample gameplay of each track to try before they buy."

As Rock Band Network utilizes the Xbox 360's XNA Creators Club, all RBN tracks are exclusive to Xbox 360 for thirty days, after which "a selection of standout tracks" will make their way to the PlayStation 3 and Wii's respective online marketplaces.

A rundown of all the tracks now avilable through the RBN Music Store follows:

3 Inches of Blood - Battles and Brotherhood

Alias Unknown - Top Back

Amberian Dawn - He Sleeps in a Grove

Amberian Dawn - River of Tuoni

Andrew Buch - Trippolette

Audio Fiction - Race The Hourglass

Bif Naked - Sick

Blackmarket - Tongue Twister Typo

Bojibian - Still There

C&O - We Are the Best

Chaunce DeLeon and The Fountain of Choof - Tadpole Search and Rescue

Children of Nova - The Complexity of Light

Color Theory - If Not Now When

Dear and the Headlights - Talk About

Despised Icon - Day of Mourning

DnA's Evolution - The Heist

Error 404 feat. CJ Watson - If Trucks Drank Beer

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - Angel Lust

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - Horses in Heaven

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - Running for the Razors

Fake Shark-Real Zombie! - Sestri Levante

Five Finger Death Punch - Burn it Down

Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies (Live)

Flogging Molly - Requiem for a Dying Song

Foreword - Watch It All Go Down

Free Spirit - Far Away from Heaven

Full-Source - End Quote

Full-Source - It's Not You, It's Everyone

Full-Source - Red Sky At Morn

Furly - Icarus' Song

Gandhi - Arigato

Giant Target - In Memories

Giant Target - Signs

Glass Hammer - Hyperbole

Glass Hammer - Sleep On

Heaven Ablaze - Parhelia

In This Moment - Mechanical Love

James William Roy - Paper Valentines

Jonathan Coulton - Creepy Doll

Jonathan Coulton - Ikea

Jonathan Coulton - The Future Soon

KMFDM - A Drug Against War

KMFDM - Juke Joint Jezebel

Kristin Hersh - Fortune

Kristin Hersh - Mississippi Kite

Lacuna Coil - Survive

Lead the Dead - Rip'er

Longwave - No Direction

Marillion - Whatever Is Wrong With You

Matter in the Medium - Persistence of Vision

MC Frontalot - Goth Girls

Nick Gallant - Inside Out

Nick Gallant - Turn Yourself Around

Of Last Resort - Fade Away

of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse

Pink Flag - Nancy Drew

Ron Wasserman - Fight Back

Rose of Jericho - Buried Cold

Scratching The Itch - Lemon Juice

Scratching The Itch - The Buddy Disease

Scratching The Itch - You're My Everything

Senses Fail - Lady in a Blue Dress

Skeletonwitch - Crushed Beyond Dust

Skindred - Stand for Something

Speck - Grumpytown

Speck - VP of Booty Reports

Stars of Boulevard - Limousine

Stephanie Hatfield and Hot Mess - Can I Stay

Steve and Lindley Band - Backyard Buildyard

Steve Vai - For the Love of God (Live)

Steve Vai - Get the Hell Out of Here

Steve Vai - The Attitude Song

Stroke 9 - Kick Some Ass '09

Stroke 9 - Little Black Backpack '09

Suicide Silence - Disengage

Surprise Me Mr. Davis - Sissyfuss

The Cold Goodnight - Give

The Dirty Love Band - Moonboy

The Everybody - You Got That

The Fisticuffs - Liverpool Judies

The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis

The Humans - It's Good

The Kimberly Trip - California

The Main Drag - Cease and Desist

The Main Drag - Don't Let Me Down (Slowly)

The Main Drag - Dove Nets

The Main Drag - Homosuperior

The Main Drag - How We'd Look On Paper

The Main Drag - Love During Wartime

The Main Drag - Megatron

The Main Drag - Talk Them Down

The Main Drag - Teeth, Face, Outerspace

The Main Drag - Tricky Girl

The Main Drag - What's Your Favorite Dinosaur?

The Shins - Australia

The Slip - Children of December

The Slip - Even Rats

Ultra Saturday - Not My Fault

Ultra Saturday - Superhero!

WaveGroup Feat. Becca Neun - Liquid Smog (StompBox Remix)

Wounded Soul - Rx

You Shriek - Lilith in Libra

You Shriek - No Heroes

Zack Wilson - Another California Song

Zack Wilson - Ox


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