SOURCE: Cordless Recordings; Rykodisc

December 03, 2007 09:00 ET

Freezepop Featured in Hot New "Rock Band" Video Game

Included in New "Phase" Video Game for Apple's iPod

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - "Just a pro-tip from us to you: The cool kids should be jazzed about the inclusion of another song from the rad Freezepop." - Joystiq

Following September's release of their third album and Cordless Recordings/Rykodisc debut, "Future Future Future Perfect," retro-electro rockers Freezepop are excited to announce three ultra-hot gaming placements: "Rock Band," landmark iPod game "Phase," and inclusion in the newly launched online widget, "Flash Flash Revolution."

Last week MTV and Harmonix unleashed "Rock Band" for Xbox 360 and PS3. This highly anticipated video game features the song "Brainpower," off the new "Future Future Future Perfect" LP, finding the trio holding their own amongst guitar heavy icons like Nirvana, The Clash, Pixies, Blue Oyster Cult, The Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, The Who, and Weezer. "Rock Band" already has families pulling out their hair trying to find an available copy of the game, of which Gamerscore Blog acclaimed, "To say this game is awesome is almost an insult to the game experience. You have to play it to believe it." Families can plan their holidays around this group activity, which allows "bands" to play guitar, drums and vocals in order to recreate the rock band experience.

Freezepop is also included in another huge video game release this season: "Phase," the new game created for Apple's iPod. The game analyzes the player's own songs from their iTunes music library and turns each into a unique rhythm-action game experience much like "Guitar Hero" and "Dance Dance Revolution." "We wanted to create something that took users beyond the standard game format, tap into the unique design of the iPod, and give players a fresh, new way to deepen their relationship with their own music -- the music they love," Freezepop keytarist and Harmonix producer Kasson Crooker (aka the Duke of Pannekoeken) told Digital Music News earlier this month. "Phase" allows users to play along to the catchy tongue-in-cheek tunes of Freezpop's "Pop Music is Not a Crime," also available on the new full-length.

As an apropos nod to their video game compatibility, the folks at "Flash Flash Revolution" customized their online game to incorporate Freezepop songs into a finger-tapping DDR-like format. The link is available here: http://www.flashflashrevolution.com/widgets/FFR_Embedded_code.php?artist=Freezepop. This widget makes it possible to post the game in a blog or MySpace page and is a special treat for fans.

Freezepop has successfully placed their music in "Guitar Hero," "Dance Dance Revolution," and five other games. "Less Talk More Rokk," the latest single and lead track off of "Future Future Future Perfect," appears in the massively popular video game "Guitar Hero II" and has sold over 35,000 downloads since being made available earlier this year. The future of music is here and Freezepop is a shining example of how to get new music heard in an ever-challenging musical landscape.

High-res photos are available for download from http://www.freezepop.net/pix/pix_press.html.

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