The Week in Rock (Band DLC): Jordan Catalano invades your console

First things first: this new batch of downloadable content for Rock Band will only be available today for the Xbox 360. Sony apparently gives their employees a break over the holidays (Microsoft are slave drivers!), so you guys will have to wait until Thursday, January 3 to get this content (along with whatever we end up getting next week). 
The good news is that these tracks will cost $1 a piece (80 MS Points), as a special gift this holiday. 
“Attack” – 30 Seconds To Mars (from 2005’s A Beautiful Lie)
“The Kill” – 30 Seconds To Mars (from 2005’s A Beautiful Lie)
“Dirty Little Secret” – All-American Rejects (from 2005’s Move Along)
“Move Along” – All-American Rejects (from 2005’s Move Along)
“Song With A Mission” – The Sounds (from 2006’s Dying To Say This To You)

I can only imagine the wonderful things you guys will have to say about these selections, considering one of the bands is a top-40s pop-punk artist, and another is a platinum-selling band that features Jared Leto on guitar and vocals (and eyeliner). Regardless of what you (or I) think about the bands and the songs, objectively I can say that these aren’t bad picks for Rock Band — they feature good individual instrument parts, and have disgustingly catchy hooks.

I’m going to be picking up both All-American Rejects songs, because my son is a pretty big fan. I’ve heard “Move Along” more times than my psychiatrist would care to know about. I’m not too sure about this Swedish band, The Sounds — admittedly, I’ve never heard of them. That is until I found their video on YouTube (which you can see after the jump).

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