Commercial Watch: Best Coast, Passion Pit, Perfume Genius, Santigold, Das Racist + more

Date November 23, 2012

Today is Black Friday, the holiest of holy days for mindless consumerism, so what better time for another edition of Commercial Watch! Like always, I’m featuring all the latest hip, indie tracks that advertisers are using in their never-ending pursuit to get people to buy more stuff. Since the last edition I’ve found twenty more commercials […]

Commercial Watch: TV on the Radio, Fanfarlo, Sleigh Bells, Interpol, Youth Lagoon + more

Date August 6, 2012

With the Olympics going on, I’ve been watching way more live TV than normal, which has given me plenty of opportunity to see which of the latest hip, indie tracks advertisers have harvested for their car, beer and cell phone commercials. So that brings us to another edition of my long-running Commercial Watch series, where […]

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 […]

Commercial Watch: M83, Battles, Andrew Bird, Surfer Blood, The Kinks + more

Date October 28, 2011

It’s time for another edition of Commercial Watch, where I highlight the songs that play during those annoying parts that you never watch in between Parks and Recreation and The Walking Dead. The commercials are embedded below with MP3s included. Make sure to click the continue reading link to see the full post. Just do it. […]

Commercial Watch: New Pornographers, Caribou, Best Coast, Those Darlins + more

Date July 14, 2011

It’s time for the annual Summer Edition of Commercial Watch, where I again highlight some of the songs that those marketing folks are harvesting for mass consumption. Since I realize most of you are the Hulu / DVR / next-day-on-youtube type, you’ve probably been blissfully unaware of the indie-savvy beer, car, and shoe ads that […]

Commercial Watch: Jónsi, Rogue Wave, Big Boi + more

Date February 24, 2011

It’s time for another edition of Commercial Watch, where I again highlight some of the best and brightest indie songs that are out there soundtracking commercials for cars, mobile phones, chewing gums and national football leagues. Since I know all of you are the Hulu / DVR / next-day-on-youtube type, here’s a few of the […]