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.
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
Bishop Allen "Middle Management"
Cities in Dust "Emergency"
Death From Above 1979 "Little Girl"
Dixie Witch "Set the Speed"
Five Horse Johnson "I Canít Shake It"
Greatdayforup "Manís Ruin"
Les Savy Fav "Hold On To Your Genre"
Nerf Herder "High Five Anxiety"
Tapes Ďn Tapes "Insistor"
The Jealous Sound "NaÔve"
The Mís "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"