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DLC Week of 8/03: Blondfire and The Shelters!

Summer’s a great time for high-energy indie, so we’re delivering songs from Blondfire and The Shelters this week to give your summer the soundtrack it deserves.

“True Confessions” is first up this week. The lead single off the latest Blondfire EP of the same name, “True Confessions” is a great way to introduce listeners to Erica Driscoll’s new style of heavier guitars and darker melodies. It’s even featured in Rock Band VR, where you can craft your own guitar line. The harmonies are quick to learn, while a disco beat keeps the energy high. There’s also a dance bassline running through the song that gives the whole thing a nice groove.

Rebecca’s Take:
Rebecca Potter, Brand Manager
Woah. There is something instantly catchy about this tune with its sultry, intimate vocals and an up-tempo drum beat with hi-hat for daaaaays. It reminds me of the songs I used to belt out in my high school best friend’s sea foam green convertible in the late ‘90s. Blondfire “True Confessions” is a mid-summer dream. Try it on voxtar, just like Erica.

To make a night of it, build a setlist with anything from Depeche Mode Pack 01, Metric “Combat Baby”, and New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”. And get some of those orange sherbet push-up pops – you know the ones! – they are frickin’ delicious. Just like this Blondfire track.

The Shelters’ song “Rebel Heart” is another track coming to Rock Band 4 from Rock Band VR. The lead single from their self-titled debut (which was co-produced by Tom Petty), “Rebel Heart” is one of many examples of The Shelters’ throwback, heartland-tinged sound. Twin guitars and harmonies permeate every track on the album. The guitar riff in “Rebel Heart” has an iconic sound, and the solo is great to play. All the instruments are swung in this track, meaning everyone will be working together to carry the song along.

Daniel’s Take:
Daniel Sussman, Product Manager, Rock Band
A short list of things I love:

  • I love tasty guitar – melodic riffs that stick in my head without being overly showy
  • I love big 12 string guitar riffs
  • I love catchy-as-[heck] hooks
  • I love lyrics about girls and boys who don’t play by the rules

“Rebel Heart” has all of these things and is a song I love. I heard it for the first time on the Rock Band VR soundtrack and am wicked excited to see it come to Rock Band 4 as DLC. If you are anything like me, you will love this song too.

Songs can be purchased individually for $1.99 each.

  • Blondfire - "True Confessions"
  • The Shelters - "Rebel Heart"

VIDEO: Rock Band 4 DLC Week of 8/03: Blondfire and The Shelters!

We’ll be showing off this week’s newest DLC on our Twitch stream today starting at 5PM ET. Tune in here!

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* Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, August 3rd.