MLB 2K7 gets indie rocked

Wolfmother, Tapes 'n Tapes, The Pixies, Nirvana, The Walkmen lead list of indie all-stars for soundtrack; game goes gold, will be in stores February 27.

2K Sports has no problem avoiding the mainstream when it comes to putting together soundtracks for its games. For NBA 2K7, the company tapped producer extraordinaire Dan the Automator to put together a collection of underground hip-hop. For MLB 2K6, the publisher teamed up with indie stalwart Matador Records for its catalog of artists, which includes indie darlings Yo La Tengo, Pavement, and Pretty Girls Make Graves.

Minnesota's own Tapes 'n Tapes.

This season, 2K Sports is sticking with the indie music theme with selections from vets and new acts. The soundtrack, announced today, will include game soundtrack staples Wolfmother, buzz band Tapes 'n Tapes (who will also head up the 2K Sports Hit-n-Run tour), up-and-comers The M's, and established acts such as Nirvana, The Pixies, and The Stooges. The full soundtrack is listed below.

2K Sports also revealed that much like the glove of Athletics third baseman Eric Chavez, MLB 2K7 is golden. The game will be available on February 27 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. DS and Game Boy Advance versions will be released later this spring. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

Artist, Song Title
311 "Down"
Bishop Allen "Middle Management"
Cities in Dust "Emergency"
Death From Above 1979 "Little Girl"
Dixie Witch "Set the Speed"
Editors "Munich"
Five Horse Johnson "I Can’t Shake It"
Greatdayforup "Man’s Ruin"
Les Savy Fav "Hold On To Your Genre"
Nerf Herder "High Five Anxiety"
Nirvana "Breed"
Sublime "Summertime"
Tapes ‘n Tapes "Insistor"
The Jealous Sound "Naïve"
The M’s "Plan Of The Man"
The Pixies "Mr. Grieves"
The Specials "A Message to you Rudy"
The Stooges "I Feel Alright"
The Thermals "A Passing Feeling"
The Walkmen "The Rat"
Wolfmother "Woman"

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58 comments
nklslinde21
nklslinde21

this is pretty lame except for nirvana and wolfmother

hq3000
hq3000

I remember when I was a lame indie nerd and decided that music should be bad once it came to a venue other than in my **** room while i was masturbating to how great only me and my douchy friend "thought" were the only people listening to it. I love these times when people still can't comprehend how easy it is for music to spread and be loved by more than just a bunch of douches who would love to work for Pitchfork.It is lame as well to say that something is appealing merely for the fact that the word has not spread about it. Thank god theyre herding the lot of you in Williamsburg. Actually I hate that theyre herding all these douches to my city. That reminds me, I need to go to Willy B and get drunk this week.

FatsauceBZ
FatsauceBZ

I'm a big fan of 311, I always felt the need for one of 311 songs to be brought into a soundtrack and i can honestly say that "Down" is the anthem of 311. And yes Sublime "Doin Time" is called "Summertime"????. Shame on you 2k sports.

wizall
wizall

I think this is a great list. I'm a big fan of most of these bands: Les Savy Fav, Thermals, and Tapes 'n Tapes, in particular. Nice.

natedogr
natedogr

I don't care about the music. If the gameplay is good, then I will like it. I have my own music.

kenesu96
kenesu96

well when your dead you dont own your music anymore its as simple as that! i am fairly sure that alot of these bands dont actualy own their songs. many record contracts are written out so that the band can get exposure but the company owns mostly everything. even on very small labels, otherwise they would have to cash flow to maintain itself. usually the band at a later date will buy the rights back. i mean after all, michael jackson owns half the beatles songs!! i would prefer a soundtrack that has original sound alikes or just straight hip hop, thats jock music and thats what they play at sport events anyways, a rock song on a stadium PA sticks out like a sore thumb and you know it. but then theres the age old discussion of wether indie rock is more bout a sound, or about on what lable what band is on... i say its a little of each

archiekins07
archiekins07

I'm glad no hip-hop!!! THANK GOD!!! Now some good quality music for your ears folks...The Stooges, Pixies, Nerf Herder, and of course Nirvana, which is very contradictive cause these bands hate jocks, haha, especially Kurt Cobain, who eventually killed himself because of being famous. The bottomline is that 2K sports are trying to give some exposure to these up and coming bands like Tapes 'n Tapes and Wolfmother. But who needs Sublime in this soundtrack, geez louise, that's radio stuff........

badmrfrosty7
badmrfrosty7

Well the whole genre of Indie Rock has been pretty skewed nowadays it seems so you can't label the entire list that way if ya ask me. Except maybe The PIxies but they're in a whole influential class of their own (Nirvana's influential but not like The Pixies, sorry). As for "indie rock" bands playing on a sport game soundtrack, obviously they had no problems with it cause it isn't like 2k sports just swipes songs from ppl without asking. Everyone's lookin to make a lil cash for the music or at least to spread the word of it even if you have to suck in the fact that your selling out a lil bit, or at least thats what some believe when bands make this move. And Kurt Cobain hated alot of things but you can still hear him on mainstream radio anyways which seems wrong to me. But just take in the irony of the situation and let those strange ppl that have yet to hear such bands soak it in rather than consider it some sorta injustice. I mean The Stooges and 311 being on the same playlist bothers me a lil, but its just a videogame soundtrack. And not an EA sports Trax thing which to me makes a huge difference.

jensen1027
jensen1027

I absolutely agree with everything that kenesu96 said. I am still baffled as to why Nirvana is on this game. Kurt Cobain hated jocks. I guess thats what happens when you're dead. You have no control over what you stood for.

ToaInikaJaller
ToaInikaJaller

Will the DS version be released Tuesday as well?

kenesu96
kenesu96

gee when i was young the whole indie rock scene (of wich i was heavily into) hate 2 things (among others) they hated being put into something so commercial as a videogame, or any other media product , that is. and they hated sports and jocks and anything related to it. its sad how times have changed. and any classic soundtrack is incomplete without the replacements, dinosaur jr, or teenage fanclub and oh god do i hate sublime!! their rise to popularity killed off commercial alternative radio in 96-97 along side crap like 311 and korn , and gave birth to alot of the stupid bands out now. im glad i keep the radio off.

russians_r_sexy
russians_r_sexy

feck yea the specials and nerf herder make this shnit one of the best soundtracks ever

garcia_jx
garcia_jx

I want some good music, not crap.

storr66
storr66

Is this game going to be available in Australia, it better be!!!

ocdog45
ocdog45

i don't care. i just wanna play baeball

VanSulis
VanSulis

im happy they included Editors "Munich" good song.

datniccah187
datniccah187

Hmm i dont no about that soundtrack right there lol. Not my type of music, but whatever i'm sure i'll get used to it. I'm sure they wouldn't put junk on the game. But i don't know if i want to get the game. The game looks amazing, but baseball games are only good for about two weeks for me. They get boring pretty quick. Like i can play football and basketball for months on end and not get bored. But baseball nope, just doesn't work.

bitedcurbnow
bitedcurbnow

"The Stooges "I Feel Alright" Its **** called 1970!!!!!. Get it right 2k." I know, how dumb can they be?? Also, the song from Sublime is called "Doin' Time". Way to disrespect the artists, 2K!!

PainKiller_25
PainKiller_25

Nirvana "Breed" Sublime "Summertime" The Pixies "Mr. Grieves" The Stooges "I Feel Alright" Wolfmother "Woman" Nice!!!

PaverPopPC
PaverPopPC

Wow, they need to find other better Wolfmother songs

seekingsolace
seekingsolace

Wolfmother - "Woman", again? How many times can they repackage that song with a new game?

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

Ugh- I hate that music!!! Thank you Microsoft for Custom Soundtracks in every game!

snake0284
snake0284

I think this type of music suits this game well i love rap but it wouldn't seem right on a baseball game lol.

Smoov_B
Smoov_B

311?! Freakin sweet. At least it's their "older" stuff. That's a pretty decent lineup overall too. And independent music continues it's march towards mainstream...

R0cketToRussia1
R0cketToRussia1

The Stooges "I Feel Alright" Its **** called 1970!!!!!. Get it right 2k. And since when the hell were the Stooges indie? **** the were on a major label(for a time), Elektra! And they were a rock(proto-punk) band!.

aldrenar47
aldrenar47

Pixies are GODS. A good song to start with if you've never heard of them is "U Mass". "Its educational!"

interpolred
interpolred

The Walkmen are awesome! Good to see a song by them in a game!

DiscoJoy
DiscoJoy

While I could probably live my whole life without hearing 'Woman' ever again (possibly one of the most overplayed songs in Australia of the last few years), that is a terrific little soundtrack. Death from Above 1979 and the Editors are personal faves.

jensen1027
jensen1027

mjwickstrom1 "Woman" by Wolfmother is a great sony. I have it on my Ipod. That's the only group on that list I'm familiar with. Ummm.... You might want to check out this band, Nirvana. I think they might be pretty good. Also, why not check out the bands that inspired Nirvana, such as The Pixies and The Stooges. Woman is a great sony? Can't you people spell check your opinions before you send them? There is an option right below Submit.

s3lFc0nTr0l
s3lFc0nTr0l

yay woman! and i may buy this considering my cards are WS champs. how do you like us now detroit? and i went to game #3 of the WS.

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

"Woman" by Wolfmother is a great sony. I have it on my Ipod. That's the only group on that list I'm familiar with.

eXor512
eXor512

I've given up since last years car wreck of a game. People wanted the great 2K Games to make a baseball game and they got it. I hope all the EA haters are choking on their words.

casualtyk
casualtyk

do you really need to tell us you're not a big baseball fan? nobody cares

WillT12345
WillT12345

Nice set of tunes, but why waste the money on rights for tunes in a ball game. Hell just add a nice custom track feature so we can play our own stuff. Make it an option to constantly play the custom play list or just play custom clips between pitches.

miron9
miron9

death from above 1979 is amazin.... im glad theyre in this game.... and that it comes out in less than a week.... im so excited

TimT
TimT

Sorry Generic, but GBV is the best band of all time.

bitedcurbnow
bitedcurbnow

Sounds great, but is "Woman" going to be on every video game until the end of time?? Enough already!!

T1Panda
T1Panda

Looks like a good soundtrack