Here’s our first mention in a press article, from Costa Rican news site Vuelta En U. It mentions our involvement in authoring Gandhi’s “Arigato”. Unfortunately for our non-spanish-speaking readers, the article is… in spanish. But seeing as we are super cool, we have translated a few choice bits for you:
GANDHI WILL BE IN ROCK BAND by Víctor Fernández G.
“That feeling of ‘How cool would it be to play like Gandhi’ is not so out of reach anymore… virtually speaking.
Today we found out that this quartet will soon be part of Rock Band, the popular video game in which players can form a virtual rock group and perform well-known songs, scoring points depending on their skills.
Hit single ‘Arigato’ is the band’s song chosen for Rock Band, and according to their guitarist Federico Miranda on his website, it would be ready by the end of this year to be included in the Rock Band Network.
Gandhi’s inclusion into the popular franchise was propelled by an old acquaintance of the band: Costa Rican guitarist, composer, engineer and author Richie Nieto, who now resides in Canada. Nieto is part of RockGamer Studios, a New York-based company chosen and trained by Harmonix (Rock Band’s creators) to author songs into the game’s format. According to Nieto, Gandhi is the first band they are working with, and ‘Arigato’ will be their first contribution to the Rock Band Network, which will allow independent authors, musicians and labels to expand the catalogue of songs to be available for the game.”
Sweet, eh? I’m personally very excited that we’re starting to pull the Latin Rock community into Rock Band. There is a wealth of talent and material there, so keep tuned… lots of more great stuff to come!