Fairwood Studios RBN Previews and Releases

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edited April 2013 in The Rock Band Network
Fairwood Releases

FWD-156: (NEW) Esprit D'Air - "Shizuku" || J-Rock || 2012
FWD-155: Dampfmaschine - "Haben Haben Haben" || Punk || 2011
FWD-154: Stagehands - "Welcome to Our Town (RB3)" || Pop-Rock || 2009
FWD-153: Goin' Places - "Be With Me" || Punk || 2012
FWD-152: Leadership by Assault - "Sober Up" || Indie Rock || 2012
FWD-151: His Statue Falls - "Jasmin W. Knows How to Mosh" || Metal || 2010
FWD-150: We Butter the Bread with Butter - "Superföhn..." || Metal || 2010
FWD-149: Distant Autumn - "The Christmas Song (Live)" || Rock || 2011
FWD-148: Giraffes? Giraffes! - "Werewolf Grandma..." || Indie Rock || 2011
FWD-147: Danny and the Lost Souls - "Keep on Running..." || R/S/F || 2011
FWD-146: The Unguided - "Phoenix Down" || Metal || 2011
FWD-145: Silent Theory - "Livin' the Dream" || Rock || 2011
FWD-144: Leadership by Assault - "Stop Staring" || Indie Rock || 2012
FWD-143: Distant Autumn - "Edge of Town" || Rock || 2012
FWD-142: Jeremy Manjorin - "Skinny Seventeen" || Rock || 2011
FWD-141: Niño Burbuja - "La Inclinación de la Balanza" || Indie Rock || 2010
FWD-140: Daas Bosh - "Eternal Divine Angel Death (RB3 version)" || Metal || 2010
FWD-139: Goin' Places - "Nobody Gives a S*** About Us" || Punk || 2012
FWD-138: Goin' Places - "Relationship Sneakers" || Punk || 2012
FWD-137: Danny and the Lost Souls - "Soul Candy" || R/S/F || 2011
FWD-P09: The High Strung - "The Luck You Got" || Indie Rock || 2005
FWD-136: Giraffes? Giraffes! - "I am S/H(im)e[r]..." || Indie Rock || 2007
FWD-135: Swound! - "In My Head" || Pop-Rock || 2012
FWD-134: Leche de Tigre - "Desconocido" || Latin || 2011
FWD-P08: Silent House - "In Between" || Indie Rock || 2011
FWD-133: Mafia Track Suit - "Fairweather Stranger" || Alternative || 2010
FWD-132: Those Among Us - "The Final Hour" || New Wave || 2011
FWD-131: Niño Burbuja - "Mil Rosas" || Indie Rock || 2010
FWD-P07: Silent House - "In Between" || Indie Rock || 2011
FWD-130: Magnus 'SoulEye' Pålsson - "Potential for Anything" || P/D/E || 2010
FWD-129: dB soundworks - "Can o' Salt (Remix)" || P/D/E || 2010
FWD-128: Lino Gonzalez - "Traffic Jam" || Rock || 2008
FWD-127: Lockdown - "Haunting the Dead (2x Bass Pedal)" || P/D/E || 2011
FWD-126: Lockdown - "Haunting the Dead" || P/D/E || 2011
FWD-125: The Bloody Five - "Never Again" || Grunge || 2010
FWD-124: Coelacanths - "Coelacanths" || Experimental || 2011
FWD-P06: Brad Gerke - "Of Dirt You Were Made..." || Alternative || 2011
FWD-123: Magnus 'SoulEye' Pålsson - "Paced Energy" || P/D/E || 2009
FWD-122: We Set The Sun - "Cody" || Metal || 2011
FWD-121: Bright Midnight - "White Shoes" || Rock || 2010
FWD-120: The Story Changes - "Constellation" || Punk || 2009
FWD-119: Yesternight's Decision - "A Sickness You Like" || Rock || 2010
FWD-118: The Blue News - "Just a Game" || Blues || 2011
FWD-117: Mafia Track Suit - "Funeral on Parade" || Alternative || 2010
FWD-116: The Blue News - "Hitman Blues" || Blues || 2011
FWD-115: Morgawr - "Dawn/Through the Maelstrom" || Metal || 2010
FWD-P05: Askari Nari - "Reviving a Dead Language" || P/D/E || 2011
FWD-114: Stagehands - "Now or Never" || Pop-Rock || 2009
FWD-113: SHIROCK - "Still Young" || Alternative || 2011
FWD-112: The Story Changes - "New Ground" || Punk || 2009
FWD-111: dB soundworks - "Betus Blues (Retro Remix)" || P/D/E || 2010
FWD-110: SHIROCK - "New Solution" || Alternative || 2011
FWD-109: Mafia Track Suit - "My Future Life" || Alternative || 2010
FWD-108: dB soundworks - "The Battle of Lil' Slugger (Remix)" || P/D/E || 2010
FWD-107: Magnus 'SoulEye' Pålsson - "Positive Force" || P/D/E || 2010
FWD-106: Magnus 'SoulEye' Pålsson - "Pressure Cooker" || P/D/E || 2010
FWD-105: His Statue Falls - "Give It Up! Give It Up!" || Metal || 2010
FWD-104: Kylie D. Hart - "Leave Me Be" || Country || 2010
FWD-103: The Blackout Argument - "Satisfying Angst" || Punk || 2011
FWD-102: Mafia Track Suit - "Forest for the Trees" || Alternative || 2010
FWD-101: Mafia Track Suit - "28 Days" || Alternative || 2010
FWD-025: Those Among Us - "Disco Ball" || Rock || 2010
FWD-024: Abraham Nixon - "Secondary Gain" || Rock || 2010
FWD-023: Rockapella - "Bang" || A capella || 2010
FWD-022: Bright Midnight - "Hotel Saigon" || Rock || 2010
FWD-021: Mafia Track Suit - "Samiam" || Alternative || 2010
FWD-P04: Monte Casino - "All I Need" || Rock || 2010
FWD-P03: Man Parts - "Motorcide (2x Bass Pedal)" || Novelty || 2010
FWD-020: Morgawr - "Lindisfarne" || Metal || 2010
FWD-019: BSM - "Falling Apart" || Rock || 2010
FWD-018: Daas Bosh - "Eternal Divine Angel Death" || Metal || 2010
FWD-017: Morgawr - "Herlathing" || Metal || 2010
FWD-016: Coelacanths - "Apocalypse for Breakfast" || Experimental || 2011
FWD-P02: Lyrics for Monday - "Runaway" || Punk || 2009
FWD-015: Those Among Us - "I Thought I Knew You" || New Wave || 2010
FWD-014: The Virginmarys - "Bang Bang Bang" || Rock || 2010
FWD-013: Yesternight's Decision - "Dying Wish of a Living Man" || Rock || 2010
FWD-012: Stagehands - "Welcome to Our Town" || Pop-Rock || 2009
FWD-011: Shokkher - "Burn Her Out" || Metal || 2010
FWD-010: Lightwires - "Magician" || Indie Rock || 2009
FWD-009: 2nd Thought - "Just Hang On" || Rock || 2009
FWD-008: Down Factor - "Blinded" || Metal || 2005
FWD-P01: Blue News - "So Easy" || Alternative || 2010 (No Pro)
FWD-007: Highlord - "Simple Man" || Metal || 2009
FWD-006: The Raspberry Ants - "Janie" || Indie Rock || 2010
FWD-005: Man Parts - "Molten Death" || Novelty || 2010 (No Pro)
FWD-004: Blue News - "You've Got Someone" || Alternative || 2010 (No Pro)
FWD-003: Man Parts - "Motorcide" || Novelty || 2010 (No Pro)
FWD-002: Fear Without Reason - "Home" || Rock || 2009 (No Pro)
FWD-001: Voodoo Pharmacology - "Minnesota" || Indie Rock || 2010 (No Pro)

Comments

  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited May 2010
    JoshVanHalen87;3708431 said:
    Electric Moon - "Thunderclap" looks awesome.
    Danke!
    Jorm;3709129 said:
    I really like that 2nd Thought track. They've got a really great sound.

    Insta-buy when it shows up for purchase.
    Part of what makes them so awesome is that they don't stick to rigid riffs, they just go where the song takes them. Which, frankly, makes it a pain to author, never know where they're going next in the song.
  • General Lein979General Lein979 Headliner
    edited May 2010
    Just out of curiosity what's the price window you're considering for thunderclap?
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited May 2010
    General Lein979;3709404 said:
    Just out of curiosity what's the price window you're considering for thunderclap?
    $1.

    I don't think we have anything in the pipeline that we're encouraging $2 on, I'm trying to save that for more major artists. The bands are free to argue but most have been grateful just to appear in the first place, they don't mind being cheaper.
  • General Lein979General Lein979 Headliner
    edited May 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3709472 said:
    $1.

    I don't think we have anything in the pipeline that we're encouraging $2 on, I'm trying to save that for more major artists. The bands are free to argue but most have been grateful just to appear in the first place, they don't mind being cheaper.
    Wow $1 for a 7 minute multiple movement song with a solo that goes on forever? I will definitely have to purchase it.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited May 2010
    Since Highlord's Simple Man is very close (I think already there) on legal clearance, I've gone ahead and put up their video.
  • DragoonXDDragoonXD Road Warrior
    edited May 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3723323 said:
    Since Highlord's Simple Man is very close (I think already there) on legal clearance, I've gone ahead and put up their video.
    Awesome. I'm really excited for this song. The solo looks like a blast. :)
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited May 2010
    Will purchase that 2nd Thought track if it hits the store. Seems a nice mellow track to play along to.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    We're starting to take advantage of the new and rather awesome RBNPreview Youtube channel that's been set up. So now all our Released song videos will (eventually) be in hi-def. Previews won't be, and our release videos will still be low-def (because that's the only hardware we've got on hand). So if you see a release video that's not HD it's only because we haven't gotten it to the right people to produce one yet.

    Anyway. Progress! For fans of Blue News, we're putting up their lead single So Easy on behalf of AudioFour Games. Should be working through the pipeline in a few weeks. For fans of Man Parts (immature giggle) their second song Molten Death is very close to release, and may appear late this week or early next week. And pending some discussion and tweaking, both Magician and Janie are poised to release soon as well.

    We should have a new song, by Shokkher, coming to playtest soon. We've also announced a new group, Morgawr, that we're working with on at least one, possibly a full album's worth of songs.

    And lastly, though I'm sure this has disappointment potential... with RB3's whole keyboard and harmonies thing going on, there's possibilities of songs being held to take advantage of that. We'll know more and say more come E3. Either way, we are looking at a few new bands that would take serious advantage of those features, so hopefully we'll be jumping on regardless.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    Another update! Molten Death is official, and will be in the game store tomorrow. First page has been updated to that effect.

    Second, we've begun an official proxy program. Bands that are interested in doing their own authoring, but don't want to go through the cost and hassle of the XNA process (or can't due to location), are welcome to work with us to bring their songs into the system at virtually no cost. We've got two (possibly three) songs that we're either currently or scheduled to bring to RBN in this manner:

    Blue News - So Easy (as mentioned previously)
    Lyrics for Monday - Runaway
    Man Parts - Scorpion Machinegun (possibly; the band may be doing the upload themselves.)

    Third, we're close to bringing a number of new bands to RBN. We don't name names until the contracts are settled, but I can comment that one potential client has had a Top 5 Billboard hit, so if that deal does solidify like we're hoping you can bet there'll be a press release and everything. :)

    Lastly, you'll notice Thunderclap has vanished. This isn't a mistake; we spoke with the band, and it was agreed that the piano in that piece is too awesome to ignore, so it is being retained until Rock Band 3. So that will hold the song from releasing for a while, but... the piano's worth it.
  • AMac2002AMac2002 Rising Star
    edited June 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3753235 said:


    Lastly, you'll notice Thunderclap has vanished. This isn't a mistake; we spoke with the band, and it was agreed that the piano in that piece is too awesome to ignore, so it is being retained until Rock Band 3. So that will hold the song from releasing for a while, but... the piano's worth it.

    Very understandable! That piano is totally worth it!
  • Thom1234Thom1234 Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3753235 said:
    Lastly, you'll notice Thunderclap has vanished. This isn't a mistake; we spoke with the band, and it was agreed that the piano in that piece is too awesome to ignore, so it is being retained until Rock Band 3. So that will hold the song from releasing for a while, but... the piano's worth it.
    This is awesome news. Hopefully RBN 2.0 will support Pro Mode and all the new features that'll be in RB3 as well.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    Thom1234;3754591 said:
    This is awesome news. Hopefully RBN 2.0 will support Pro Mode and all the new features that'll be in RB3 as well.
    Personally, right now I'm skeptical that RBN will support Pro Mode outside of drums, simply for logistical reasons. It would demand far more expertise on the part of playtesters and authors to get the songs exactly correct. Drums, though, are very easy to "pro up" accurately and the retroactive Pro Drums kinda shows that.

    We don't know, for sure, quite yet. But, I would temper your expectations.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    This is a pretty amazing point for us. We finally have more released songs than in-progress tracks! "Janie" by The Raspberry Ants should be in the store on Monday.

    We also just put up a preview video for "Burn Her Out", by Shokkher. It's some really crazy modern hair metal, we had to go call in Coach Z's vocal expertise to get that part taken care of. The drums are pretty nasty too, lots of double kicks (that I'm really hoping we can maintain through the whole test process).

    Hopefully we can get Magician and Just Hang On complete soon, then we'll be able to focus entirely on the blast of metal we've got lined up.
  • JoshVanHalen87JoshVanHalen87 Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    finally Highlord!!!!
  • General Lein979General Lein979 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3753235 said:

    Lastly, you'll notice Thunderclap has vanished. This isn't a mistake; we spoke with the band, and it was agreed that the piano in that piece is too awesome to ignore, so it is being retained until Rock Band 3. So that will hold the song from releasing for a while, but... the piano's worth it.
    Why does this happen to all songs I'd but in a heartbeat? I mean that guitar solo it goes on so long that it's too epic to pass up.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Some news, from smallest to biggest:

    First: Vision Through Sound is lined up to bring two songs from their album "These Things Happen", releasing tonight, to RBN. I found these guys on Amie Street a while back and I'm glad I did, they're really interesting surf/folk rock. We'll be authoring:

    -- Rinse and Repeat
    -- What's Yours is Mine

    Second: We've helped Evan of Audio Four Games get the second Blue News track, "So Easy", into the store. It'll be appearing with the next update, probably Tuesday.

    Third: We've also got Highlord's "Simple Man" showing up in the next update. It's our first straight metal track, and while it's not ludicrously hard, it is pretty challenging and really epic.

    Fourth: If Simple Man isn't epic enough, how's about 9:30 of Pagan black metal? We've put out the first preview of "Herlathing" by Morgawr. Grab a drink, sit back, and watch one monster of a track. (Which, though I need to check the info on this, may be the second-longest RBN track to date.)

    Fifth and final: ....well, I think it's big enough for its own post. You'll see. :)
  • DekarTheDragoonDekarTheDragoon Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3828449 said:
    Third: We've also got Highlord's "Simple Man" showing up in the next update. It's our first straight metal track, and while it's not ludicrously hard, it is pretty challenging and really epic.
    Been waiting patiently for this one, can't wait to get it :D
  • QuazifujiQuazifuji Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    Just so you know, the post lists Herlathing as tier 1 vocals, but the video says it's tier 3.

    Anyway, that and the Shokkher song both look pretty fun, as does Highlord. And I definitely approve of the decision to push off Thunderclap for the potential of keyboards. So good work all around.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    So Blinded is out today, so you can go grab that if you'd like. And from what I've seen of Simple Man, a lot of you will like.

    I've also added all of our proxy releases to the main post. So far that just amounts to So Easy (already in the store) and Runaway (coming soon). There's also links for coming soon tracks, so you can check the bands out ahead of time.

    You might also notice a new name on the list. We've signed Yesternight's Decision last week. They've got an interesting hard rock sound, their whole existence is due to the various Harmonix games (their bassist learned because of Guitar Hero), and their Myspace features Wal-Mart zombies. So we were won over pretty easily.

    We're taking a brief break from metal in order to get Just Hang On and Magician out the door next. (Big thanks to S1ckH4nds, Mithin, and Markleford for helping so much on those two tracks!) Our current target is to have 12 non-proxy releases by the end of the summer... it's a little daunting (though kinda small compared to others), but we've got enough material. We ain't going away. :)
  • JormJorm Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3867791 said:
    ...
    We're taking a brief break from metal in order to get Just Hang On ...
    ^ continues to wait patiently for Just Hang On. :D
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Jorm;3874448 said:
    ^ continues to wait patiently for Just Hang On. :D
    End of the week.
  • powertpowert Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    I've emailed the band Abysmal Dawn a couple times and they said that they're interested in RBN, so would they be a band you're interested in?
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    powert;3882645 said:
    I've emailed the band Abysmal Dawn a couple times and they said that they're interested in RBN, so would they be a band you're interested in?
    They're not really a style I like personally, but it would be good to expand our collection. So sure, we'll talk to them, my email is [email]witko@fairwoodstudios.com[/email].
  • JormJorm Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3874532 said:
    End of the week.
    And only a dollar, too. :D

    Great, great song. Glad you brought it to RBN.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    Apparently, there's another team that Relapse is working with, so we won't be taking on Abysmal Dawn. Ah well.

    On the upside, we will be among the groups working with Bright Midnight. We'll be doing "A Hotel in Saigon", from their new album "La Minuit".

    We also (sorta publicly) signed on two of John Brandon's projects- we'll be doing "I Thought I Knew You" from his group Those Among Us, and "Falling Apart" from his BSM project.

    We'll have videos of Just Hang On, Runaway, and possibly an early take of Welcome to Our Town over the weekend. Hopefully, Magician as well, if we can get that passed in time.
  • powertpowert Opening Act
    edited July 2010
    FairwoodStudios;3895707 said:
    Apparently, there's another team that Relapse is working with, so we won't be taking on Abysmal Dawn. Ah well.

    Well that could still mean good news for me :) and if some of your other stuff ever hits the ps3 i'll be sure to pick it up.
  • SeetherFanSeetherFan Unsigned
    edited July 2010
    I'm excited for the "Dying Wish of a Living Man" preview. Once I get a taste of it, I think I'm going to wet myself... too bad I have Rock Band on PS3 lol.

    Brad
    Yesternight's Decision
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    SeetherFan;3897886 said:
    I'm excited for the "Dying Wish of a Living Man" preview. Once I get a taste of it, I think I'm going to wet myself... too bad I have Rock Band on PS3 lol.

    Brad
    Yesternight's Decision
    If all goes well, we may have one in a week, week and a half. Things are actually going ahead of schedule on that track.

    In the meantime, we did get our video capture rig back together, so there's videos up for Runaway, Just Hang On, and our freshly-approved Magician. Magician should be out Tuesday, maybe Monday if we're lucky.
  • FairwoodStudiosFairwoodStudios Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    SeetherFan;3897886 said:
    I'm excited for the "Dying Wish of a Living Man" preview. Once I get a taste of it, I think I'm going to wet myself... too bad I have Rock Band on PS3 lol.

    Brad
    Yesternight's Decision
    And, we've just updated with a video for Dying Wish. We still have some mix tweaks we expect to make (anything to really bring out those toms) but I think this is actually one of our better first drafts.

    Expect a video for Lindisfarne next weekend, hopefully to coincide with Herlathing's release.
  • SeetherFanSeetherFan Unsigned
    edited August 2010
    Awesome!!!! Thanks, it looks great.

    We'll send you an email in a bit!
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