Dec 13 2010

All That Remains play their own song on plastic

This is a hilarious video of All That Remains playing one of their songs authored for Rock Band by Noisy Puppet. I love the way the drummer fails out looking amateur, then twirls his sticks absently like a pro! Great headbanging footage too. Take a look!

Aug 31 2010

More fun classic rock from Noisy Puppet

Even though buttercup formed in the early nineties, their sound is definitively mid-70s. This track brings back the feeling of cruising around town with the AM radio station blasting. Elements of Big Star, and the Byrds can be heard in the intricate guitar work and brilliant pop song form. The vocal hooks are a pleasure to sing, and the guitar licks flow like the butter in the band’s name. Watch the game-play preview trailer below and get the inspiration you’ve been looking for.

Aug 9 2010

The video game download from the soundtrack to the book

TV shows based on comic books, breakfast cereals based on cartoons, movies based on video games, video games based on TV shows… crossing into a new medium has always helped us enjoy experiences we love in new ways. “Hey Satomi” is a song by a fictitious band, The Bungles, who come to life in the new book, “Rules To Rock By”, by Josh Farrar. Now, for the first time, you can play the parts of the characters in a book in Rock Band as you live out your own rock star fantasy. “Hey Satomi” is available on the official soundtrack to the book.

“Hey Satomi” will keep a drummer busy on the toms, while challenging you to put the kick pedal down in the right places. The guitar part is one of the coolest and toughest guitar parts you’ll find without needing a shredding solo in the middle. You can sing along with real-life teenager Justine Skyers on the catchy vocal lines, or you can play the part of the book’s star character and pick up the bass. However you tackle this song you and your band-mates will end up with smiles on your faces, just like the characters in the book.

Jul 30 2010

Day Of Fire debuts in Rock Band

Lately by Day Of FireDay Of Fire have collaborated with Noisy Puppet to bring the heavy groove of “Lately” to the Rock Band Network. This track has some tricky guitar parts in the choruses, and the kind of solo that real plastic guitar experts love. If you’re tackling the drums, it may take you a few runs through before you learn where to deploy your overdrive for maximal effect. Some of the authored drum fills might take you down. The bass part rolls just like the guitar with some busy figures and a heavy groove. And don’t worry, vocalists. There are plenty of fun vocal hooks to sing.

This track is from Day of Fire’s third album LOSING ALL, a powerful hard-rock record that explores the real meaning of rebirth. For Day of Fire, LOSING ALL isn’t about despair and endings, but hope and fresh starts.
“Lately” is the first single off the album – a churning swirl of riffy metal, that features the growling, ‘Memories cutting like a razor blade/Pushin’ through the pain ’til it fades away.’ So what’s the song really about? “Just letting go of all the crap, man,” Brown says. Simms, who wrote the chorus on the way to a European show during a time of business turmoil, calls the track “a release for me,” and explains, “It’s about letting go of the things that have been clouding your mind, and hopefully will give people a reason to chase their dreams that may have been shattered by someone telling them that they could never achieve it.”

Lately is available today in the “Rock Band Network Store” on Rock Band for Xbox 360. Click here to hear an audio preview and buy the track online.