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

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

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    March 4, 2010 10:51 AM

    RockBand is KING.

    This is awesome news, I hope hundreds of more bands jump on this and release there songs or albums.

    I will gladly buy them.

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