Weezer and Tapulous announce musical app for Apple App Store

Music News | Dec 4th, 2008

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Christmas With Weezer: Six Exclusive Weezer Christmas Songs For iPhone and iPod touch from the Makers of Tap Tap Revenge

Los Angeles, CA., – December 4, 2008 – Weezer, one of the most
original and beloved bands around, and Tapulous, the leading iPhone
applications developer, today announced Christmas With Weezer, an
original game for the iPhone and iPod touch that will go on sale
within the next few days. Featuring new music by Weezer, the game
takes full advantage of the innovative Multi-Touch
capabilities and accelerometer as players tap and shake their phones
to the tunes of six classic Christmas songs covered by Weezer.

“The guys here at Tapulous all love Weezer so we’re delighted to offer
this game on the Apple App Store just in time for the holidays,” said
Bart Decrem, Tapulous CEO. “Today’s announcement underscores how
artists and record labels are realizing the value of this new platform
for distributing music to fans on the most exciting mobile devices on
the planet.”

“I agreed to do these special recordings for the game because I am a
fan of each of the songs. The melody and vocal lines are incredible
and it was fun to sing them,” added Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

Christmas With Weezer is built on the powerful next-generation engine
of Tap Tap Revenge, the popular music game for iPhone and iPod touch,
where users tap and shake their devices to the tunes of the music, but
with rich new features and a fun, family-friendly look to fit the
holiday spirit. The music is funky but authentic, since Weezer kept
the original lyrics in these favorite Christmas songs. Weezer fans can
hear the band performing six Christmas classics, including “We Wish
You A Merry Christmas”, “Silent Night”, “O Holy Night”, “First Noel”,
“Hark The Herald Angels Sing” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, along
with two bonus tracks. The six Christmas cover tracks were recorded
exclusively for this game, and are not available anywhere else.

“I love my iPhone and all the apps that you can download,” said Weezer
drummer Pat Wilson. “I love that our band is the first to actually
record songs specifically for an app and Tap Tap Revenge seemed like
the perfect one. I am excited to tap along to what we recorded and
hope it brings holiday cheer to all kinds of different thumbs and

Weezer recently finished up a hugely successful and critically
acclaimed North American tour in support of their sixth album Weezer
(often referred as the Red Album). The band’s third eponymous album
which the Chicago Sun Times lauded as “some of the most intricate
songwriting, since the band’s debut album,” has spawned the number one
alternative radio hit “Pork and Beans” and “Troublemaker” which was
number two at that format.

Christmas With Weezer will be available worldwide for $4.99 from
Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at
www.itunes.com/appstore/ in the next few days.

For more information please visit www.tapulous.com