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Commercial Watch: Bon Iver, Art Brut, Roxy Music, M83, Kanye West + more

Date February 15, 2012

With the Super Bowl and the Grammys in the rear-view, there’s been plenty of opportunity for advertisers to boost their indie cred by filling ads with the latest buzz bands. So that brings us to another edition of Commercial Watch, where you can see which of your favorite songs are being harvested for mass consumption via beer, phone, clothes and car ads. The commercials are embedded below with MP3s included. Make sure to click the continue reading link to see the full post.

The Grammys: We Are Music

MP3 Bon Iver – Holocene

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Red Bull: Welcome to the World of Red Bull

MP3 M83 – Outro

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Budweiser: Flash Fans

MP3 We Were Promised Jetpacks – Keeping Warm

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H&M: Marni at H&M

MP3 Roxy Music – Avalon

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Chevy Sonic: Joy

MP3 Art Brut – Bang Bang Rock and Roll

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Bud Light Platinum: Factory

MP3 Kanye West – Runaway

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Personal Telecom: Limon

MP3 Givers – Up Up Up

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Chipotle – Back To The Start

Willie Nelson – The Scientist (Coldplay cover)

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Chevy Sonic: Stunt Anthem

MP3 Fun. – We Are Young (ft. Janelle Monae)

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Audi: Vampire Party

MP3 Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon

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Absolut: What’s your Absolut SF?

MP3 The Dodos – Black Night

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Chevrolet Cruze: Car of the Year

MP3 Janelle Monae – Tightrope (ft. Big Boi)

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Express: Photo Shoot

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Nokia: Tortoise

MP3 Ratatat – Mirando

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Teleflora: Valentine’s Day



MP3 Charlotte Gainsbourg – Trick Pony

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GMC: 2012 GMC Terrain

MP3 The Naked & Famous – Punching In A Dream

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7 For All Mankind: Behind James

MP3 Alexander – Truth

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Cadillac ATS: Green Hell

Elk City “Totally Free”
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Louis Vuitton: 2012 Cruise Collection Lookbook

MP3 Metronomy – The Look

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*Update: Mark pointed me in the direction of this Walgreens ad featuring Youth Lagoon. Sorry for the quality, this is the best I could find!

Walgreens: Well Within Reach

MP3 Youth Lagoon – Afternoon

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If you like what you see here, check out my other posts in the Commercial Watch series. Leave a comment if there’s any good commercial songs I’m missing.


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8 Responses to “Commercial Watch: Bon Iver, Art Brut, Roxy Music, M83, Kanye West + more”


  1. Eric said:

    Great list again, thanks! Any word on when you guys are going to release the Winter mix?

  2. Mark Abdon said:

    I think it was a Walgreens commercial during the Superbowl, but I’m relatively certain that it featured “Afternoon” by Youth Lagoon.

    It was the most exciting thing that happened in the third quarter.

  3. Taylor said:

    Thanks a lot Mark! I included the commercial in the post.

    @Eric – I’ll keep you updated if I hear anything from Cheryse about the Winter mix.

  4. Danger!!1! said:

    don’t forget this taco bell commercial using Sleeper Agent – Get it Daddy

    http://youtu.be/-UL8l1-c2Ec

  5. Josh said:

    The new commercial for The Lorax features “Campus” by Vampire Weekend!

  6. Eric said:

    @Taylor – Thanks!

  7. Jacob said:

    Just FYI the M83 link is the same as the Charlotte Gainsbourg one.

  8. Taylor said:

    Thanks. Link is fixed now.