There's something for everyone in next week's additions to the Rock Band Music Store, with classics artists Journey, Pat Benatar, and...SpongeBob Squarepants taking center stage.
No, it isn't some quirky new band called SpongeBob Squarepants. It's three tracks from the animated sensation that's dumbed down a nation - "I Can't Keep My Eyes Off Of You", "Best Day Ever", and "Where's Gary?" Don't let the triple dose of kids music make you stop believing in Rock Band, however, because Journey says so. Their inspirational hit "Don't Stop Believing", announced at the Harmonix party at the Game Developers Conference this week, joins Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker" in washing the taste of saltwater stupidity out of our mouths.
Also coming next week is Glasvegas' "Geraldine" and "C'Mon C'Mon" from the Von Bondies, the latter of which is one of my favorite songs, mainly due to its appearance in a Tribes 2 Video Mod from the short-lived MTV2 program. Ah, memories.
The new songs hit Xbox Live on March 31st and the PlayStation Network on April 2nd. Prices are $1.99 or 160 Microsoft points per song, with SpongeBob's tunes slightly lower at $.99 or 80 Microsoft points.