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Sunset Overdrive gets an UNofficial theme song

 

Sunset Overdrive, the open world action game set to release this October exclusively for Xbox One, oozes style and energy.  So far, in the trailers and gameplay footage we’ve seen from the game, there hasn’t been a song that represents the style and energy we would expect from such a game.

Yes.Mustache is a musical act that observed the previously mentioned “style and energy” and has released an “Unofficial Theme Song” for Sunset Overdrive.  It’s a pop-punk styled tune that drops quite a few references to the game.

It’s a fun song.  Check it out if you like your songs on the upbeat side with a helping of wall-running and exploding mutants.

http://yesmustache.toolofgod.com/sunset-overdrive-unofficial-theme-song-released/

Five Saturdays – Review

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On the surface the concept seems kind of odd. A successful cover band sets out to write and record five original songs over the course of five successive Saturdays. What business does a cover band have writing and recording original work? I mean, if they are any good, why are they a cover band?

(Disclosure: I was given a pre-release copy of Five Saturdays by A Band of Ninjas in exchange for my review. Also, the guy who plays guitar may have bought my frozen yogurt once.)

A Band of Ninjas has been delighting audiences around California’s Monterey Bay for years now. The band is made up of Brian Coehlo (Qway-Low) on vocals and Orion Williams on guitar and background vocals. Their renditions of popular hits from the last couple of decades are worth your time to seek out on YouTube. Or better yet, if you find yourself in the Monterey, CA area, hit up a show.

Their original project, aptly named Five Saturdays, is now available on all the major services. The project was born out of a commitment to their followers to write one original tune a week for five weeks. What came of that is found on Five Saturdays. Of course, a cover band writing and recording original songs is bound to break the rules wherever possible. Therefore, six songs emerged.

Five Saturdays kicks off with the playful but thought provoking Superhuman. That’s followed up with Little Things. Coehlo’s vocals really shine in Little Things. The pace of the lyrics speeds up in spots and Coehlo’s pitch and delivery is spot on. At the midpoint of the album, Don’t Count Me Out demands your ear. Its one of those songs that halfway through, you’ll want to restart and give your full attention. The snappy Disappointed, Kid really showcases A Band of Ninjas. Coehlo and Williams harmonize perfectly and Williams’ guitar can’t be ignored. When you stop and realize that all that sound is coming from one acoustic guitar, you can begin to grasp the level of talent the Ninjas bring to their music.

Speaking of ninjas, their secretive yet deadly nature sparks intrigue and fascination amongst people of all ages. How convenient then that we are privileged to get acquainted with A Band of Ninjas. In the track titled What’s It Like (To be a Ninja), we are treated to an inside look of the life of a Ninja. The sixth and final track is the real gem of the entire project. A Dying Light opens with a haunting bass line that makes you forget there is only an acoustic guitar at work. Coehlo sings with a passion that can only come from someone who is singing a song they’ve lived.

Five Saturdays will leave you wondering why this duo of assassins bothers with cover songs. Pick up the project from the music service of your choice and then catch them at a show. They are known to take requests. Demand these tracks. You won’t be disappointed.

Five Saturdays on iTunes

Music to Take You Into the Weekend – Flogging Molly (Drunken Lullabies)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!!! Be safe. Drink responsibly.

Army of TWO: The Devil’s Cartel – Double or Nothing

Two of the hottest stars in hip-hop, Big Boi and B.o.B, have teamed up to drop “Double or Nothing”, the official theme song for the upcoming video game, Army of TWO™ The Devil’s Cartel. Also available today on Xbox®LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation®Network is the Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel demo, complete with epic explosions, massive destruction and plenty of dynamic co-operative action for you to enjoy with a friend.

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The Music of ‘Super Metroid’ Given an Orchestral Update by the Synthetic Orchestra on ‘Super Metroid Symphony’

‘Super Metroid Symphony’ (Joypad Records), orchestrated by the acclaimed Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra is an hour long, 30-track symphonic homage to the iconic music from Nintendo’s classic video-game title, ‘Super Metroid’.

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A New Song from City and Colour – Of Space and Time

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City and Colour has posted a brand new song to Sound Cloud for your listening enjoyment. This is the first new song since their last album Little Hell and it will most likely be appearing on their next release which is currently Untitled and will be out this summer. Click the link to give Of Space and Time a listen.

https://soundcloud.com/#cityandcolour/of-space-and-time

Music to Take You Into the Weekend – Ryan Adams (Lucky Now)

Here is a cool song from Ryan Adams called Lucky Now. It is a single off his most recent album Ashes and Fire. A nice and simple acoustic tune that is both somber and sweet. If you dig it click the link below and get your own copy of the album.

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Beach House – Wishes (Directed by Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show)

Check out this interesting music video for Wishes by Beach House. It was directed by Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show and features Ray Wise of Twin Peaks, Reaper and a numbe rof other awesome things. I love stuff like this. Most songs nowadays get a sterotypical kind of approach to how their videos are made. It borders on parody. I love taking chances and getting creative and not being afraid to be a bit random. All that is here and it has made me want to listen to more Beach House.

Scribblenauts meets Barenaked Ladies (Unicorns, and Llamas, and Emus. Oh my!)

Acoustic Rock cover band A Band Of Ninjas combines the forces of Video Games and Music and produced this darling visual aid to a classic Barenaked Ladies song.

Help Cosette Escape from the Thenardier in the Video Game Based on Victor Hugo’s Masterpiece

Rediscover a French literature masterpiece through Anuman Interactive’s video game “Les Misérables: Cosette’s Fate”, available on iPad then PC, Mac, iPhone and Android devices. This adventure and hidden objects game is published in the Microïds collection – Games for All.

Montfermeil, France, in the year of our Lord 1826. Fantine leads a poor life and tries to survive by any means. She has no other choice but to let the Thénardier be in charge of her little girl, Cosette, so she can find a job in the city. Unfortunately, the Thénardier are spiteful innkeepers who take unfair advantage of her and mistreat her. The players embody Cosette and try to escape from those mean innkeepers.

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