Pitchfork has up a report that German hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot’s new iPhone app has been temporarily delayed by the German iTunes store. The app is set to offer all of the band’s albums, songs, and videos, in addition to a feature called “Riotsounds Produce Riots,” which the band describes as “…very low sub basses, square waves, noise sounds, which trigger hysteria and panic within the audience.”
ATR’s Alec Empire told Pitchfork that he expects the app will be approved within 10 days, with the Riotsounds feature possibly getting added on later. Whatever the status, I have to tip my hat to the band. Just as I have a soft spot in my heart for horror movies that include grave warnings to the audience about the fear they are about to experience, nothing could motivate me more to try out an app than a heads-up that it may induce a riot if I play it too loud. Am I right? How much more (or less) likely are you to download it now?