Published Jul 22, 2009Proving that they continue to know what's going on in the music industry, eternally awesome Seattle label Sub Pop has revealed that it is looking into new Rock Band technology to turn its entire catalogue into playable songs on the videogame. Yes, that means, albums by the likes of Nirvana, Shins, Fleet Foxes, No Age and so many more.
While speaking of the recently launched Rock Band Network, which gives anyone the option to add songs to the Rock Band store, Sub Pop exec and Rock Band vet Tony Kiewel told Rolling Stone: "This conceivably could be the opening of the floodgates We always had the feeling that the people at Harmonix, they're all in bands, they're music people and I think it actually broke their hearts that we couldn't work it out to get our stuff into the queue faster.
Kiewel also said putting Sub Pop albums on Rock Band would be like a "release" and stand beside other formats like vinyl and CD.
"You'd be crazy not to make your stuff available and sell it if you can," he said. "My fears are we haven't actually used the software yet and audio multi-tracking software in general is pretty complex."
If it all works out, fans can expect to see Sub Pop's releases becoming available to Rock Band players by the fall. Imagine playing selections of Wolf Eyes and Pissed Jeans songs in the comfort of your own home!