NHL 2K7 soundtrack goes indie

Sub Pop Records acts including Sleater-Kinney, Hot Hot Heat, Mudhoney provide music to hipcheck by.

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With the NHL off-season already about half over, it's time for hockey fans to gear up for the preseason, and with it the annual releases of league-licensed games from 2K Sports and Electronic Arts. EA tipped its hand on the bands contributing to the NHL 07 soundtrack last month, and 2K Sports shot back today with its own list of big-name bands for NHL 2K7.

Rock is the order of the day for both games, but where EA showed punkish tendencies with its lineup, 2K Games has enlisted acts from the indie pioneers at Sub Pop Records to provide the tunes for NHL 2K7. The featured acts in 2K7 include the soon-to-be-defunct Sleater-Kinney, Band of Horses, Hot Hot Heat, Mudhoney, and The Postal Service. In total, Sub Pop artists will provide 12 of the soundtrack's 18 songs.

NHL 2K7 is set for a September release on the Xbox 360, Xbox, and PlayStation 2, with a PlayStation 3 release to follow before the end of the year. The game's full soundtrack is listed below.

Artist--Song--Label
Arlo--"Runaround"--Sub Pop
Band of Horses--"Wicked Gil"--Sub Pop
The Constantines--"Working Full-Time"--Sub Pop
Dozer--"Drawing Dead"--Small Stone
Green Carnation--"Pile of Doubt"--The End
Grinder--"Be Me"--Grinder LLC
Hot Hot Heat--"Talk to Me, Dance With Me"--Sub Pop
Jupiter Hills--"The Fool"--None
Kinski--"Hot Stenographer"--Sub Pop
Love as Laughter--"Temptation Island"--Sub Pop
Mudhoney--"Empty Shells"--Sub Pop
Nebula--"Giant"--Sub Pop
The Postal Service--"Brand New Colony"--Sub Pop
Recliner--"Can't Deny"--Poison Pen
Seaweed--"Losing Skin"--Sub Pop
Sleater-Kinney--"Rollercoaster"--Sub Pop
The Thermals--"I Hold the Sound"--Sub Pop
Throttlerod--"Big Name"--Small Stone

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