FreeStyleGames, makers of Guitar Hero Live, have officially been purchased by Ubisoft. No need to worry, though, promises have been made that the beat will go on.
Distortion to melt your face off.
Guitar Hero Live was a fantastic rhyhtm game that breathed new life into the genre for me after nearly a decade of safe plays from developers like Harmonix. But a lot of things were going against it -- the "live" gimmick was off-putting...Show More Summary
Ty Segall’s new self-titled album is out January 27 via Drag City. He has now shared a new song from the LP, “Break a Guitar.” It’s the second offering from the record following “Orange Color Queen.” Listen to the new track below. Ty Segall will tour behind Ty Segall throughout the year. Show More Summary
San Francisco's Blackbird Guitars took a jumbo acoustic called El Capitan to 2015's National Association of Music Merchants show in California that was said to be the first guitar made from a high performance composite made mostly of linen. Show More Summary
"No Halo" finds Cameron Boucher at the brink of a breakdown. "Just last week I slept eight hours total," the Sorority Noise singer begins against a moody but uptempo guitar churn, later confiding, "I'm placing bets against myself and honestly I am a mess." The band's newly announced album You’re Not As _____ As You…
After dropping Guccistreams 2 just yesterday, Hype Williams return with yet another release. This one’s called Chalice and features seven tracks of loose, warped interplay between detuned guitars, junkyard percussion, and the occasional synth. Show More Summary
The latest cut from the Bay Area rocker's upcoming self-titled release.
It's the rifftastic opener from Ty's new self-titled album, which is out January 27 on Drag City. Continue reading…
The endlessly prolific garage-rock monster Ty Segall is coming out with his new self-titled album next week, and on first single "Orange Color Queen," he went all bug-eyed psychedelic. But "Break A Guitar," the second song he's shared from the album, is a different story. On "Break A Guitar," Segall goes back to the sort…
Cloud Nothings share a third single off 'Life Without Sound,' guitar solo included. Continue reading…
On a mathematical episode of the AWE Me show DIY Prop Shop, host Odin Abbott demonstrated how to build your own version of Marceline‘s iconic axe bass guitar and weapon hybrid from Adventure Time. Related Laughing Squid PostsNew Axe Cop Trailer Features Nick Offerman as the Voice of Axe CopHow to Build a Working DIY […]
Delicate Steve “Nightlife” Delicate Steve plays guitar like a lead singer, so it works out nicely that there’s no singer in his band. His lead parts carry the central melody of the tunes, but even if it works as a substitution for a traditional rock singer, it doesn’t necessarily feel like one. Steve’s parts are […]
Following a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2013 and subsequent release in the wild, a stubby 5-fret learning tool called the jamstik was then treated to improved picking detection, faster processing and Wi-Fi connectivity exchanged for Bluetooth. Show More Summary
FreeStyleGames has divorced Activision and married Ubisoft. Love is beautiful. In another thrilling episode of “the games industry is a lot more interesting if you pretend its a soap opera”, Ubisoft has purchased Guitar Hero Live developer FreeStyleGames from Activision. Founded in Warwick in 2002, FreeStyleGames later moved to Slough, Berkshire. A team of former […]
Freestyle Games, known for its work on Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero under publisher Activision, has a new home. The team has joined Ubisoft and will be renamed to Ubisoft Leamington -- based on its location in the UK. A post on UbiBlog...Show More Summary
This week in New Music: the xx glacier begins to melt on album number three, a surprise EP release from Of Montreal, teen rock rebellion by Declan McKenna on “The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home” and classic indie guitar rock from Diet Cig, the xx –… Read The post NEW MUSIC: the xx, Of Montreal, Declan McKenna, Diet Cig appeared first on Towleroad.
IK Multimedia on Wednesday launched two new interfaces for musicians in the iRig Pro I/O, a compact audio and MIDI interface with Lightning connectivity straight from the box, and the iRig Acoustic Stage digital microphone system for acoustic guitars.
Sounds like: Mac Demarco, Liam Parsons, Mild High Club Song: Travis Bretzer - Lady Red What's so good? Travis Bretzer's "Lady Red" may have been one of his earlier works but it's impressively timeless. The calculated guitar sweetly compliments...Show More Summary
Ubisoft has picked up FreeStyleGames from Activision. FreeStyleGames, based in Leamington Spa, made Guitar Hero Live for Activision. Before that, it made the DJ Hero games. Guitar Hero Live failed to set tills alight when it launched in direct competition with Rock Band 4 back in 2015 (Rock Band didn't do well, either). Show More Summary