DLC Week of 8/24: Garbage and Sugar Ray!
You’ve been asking for more ‘90s music and we’ve been listening! This week we’re featuring music from iconic artists whose careers blossomed during the rise of alt-rock: Garbage and Sugar Ray. Both have songs coming to Rock Band 4 this week, alongside the start of the Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass.
“Stupid Girl” marks the long-awaited return of Garbage songs to the Rock Band platform. The success of “Stupid Girl”, especially in the US, pushed Garbage’s self-titled album to the top 20 of the Billboard 200, and top 10 on the UK Albums Chart. The music video is just as famous, iconic for deliberately having its film damaged and scuffed for effect. “Stupid Girl” even re-entered the UK charts in 2007 when it was featured on the Absolute Garbage compilation! In Rock Band, both drums and bass follow consistent, but fun, patterns through the whole song. They’re the frame in which the rest of the song was built up. Shirley Manson’s unique singing is always a joy to emulate, and the guitar also recalls the ‘90s, with plenty of effects-laden playing.
“Every Morning” is the long-awaited debut for Sugar Ray songs in Rock Band. As the lead single off the band’s third album 14:59, it became one of their most popular singles, hitting the top of several charts, including Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, Billboard Top 40 Mainstream, and Canada Top Singles, along with reaching #3 on the Hot 100. 14:59 was a marked change from earlier albums, being filled with acoustic guitars and reggae twinges. You’ll play everything from the earworm guitar riff to the vocal highlights (scattered across multiple vocal lines). The bass is always on the move, while the drums have a nice beat to bring the song forward.
Songs can be purchased individually for $1.99 each. The Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass can be purchased for $13.49.
- Garbage - "Stupid Girl" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 2 Spotlight Pass)
- Sugar Ray - "Every Morning"
We’ll be showing off this week’s newest DLC on our Twitch stream today starting at 5PM ET. Tune in here!
* Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 24th.
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