Commercial Watch: Joanna Newsom, Morning Benders, Los Campesinos! + more

Date November 17, 2010

It’s time once again to highlight some of the hippest, indiest songs that are out there soundtracking commercials for cars, beers, clothing collections and chocolate-covered peanut butter confections. So for all the Hulu / DVR / next-day-on-youtube watchers, here’s a few of the best songs that the modern day Don Drapers and Peggy Olsons are harvesting for [...]

Commercial Watch: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Anathallo, YACHT + more

Date June 4, 2010

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 LOST and The Daily Show. Click the links to watch the commercials / download the MP3s. Apple: What is iPad? The first iPad commercial was soundtracked by Danish indie rock [...]

Commercial Watch: The xx, Grizzly Bear, Lou Reed + more

Date February 24, 2010

With the Olympics and the Super Bowl it’s been an ad frenzy the last couple of months, so it seems like the perfect time for another Commercial Watch. For those unaware, every once in a while I showcase a few of my favorite songs on commercials that you’re probably skipping over with your fancy Tivo [...]

Commercial Watch: Phoenix, M. Ward, Andrew Bird + more

Date November 19, 2009

It’s time once again to highlight some the hip, indie songs that soundtrack ads from cars, beers, phones, to climate change (you didn’t think the indie rock in commercials trend was going away, did you?). So for all you Hulu / DVR watchers that are missing out on all the joys of live television, here’s [...]

Commercial Watch: Sigur Ros, Sea and Cake, Unicorns + more

Date April 15, 2009

I was watching LOST last week (probably the only show that I still watch live) and I saw indie artists in three commercials in a row and decided it was about time for another edition of “Commercial Watch”.  So just in case, you also use your DVR / Tivo to skip straight to the show, [...]

Commercial Watch: Broken Social Scene, Girl Talk, Junior Boys

Date November 12, 2008

It’s time for another edition of “Commercial Watch” and I’ve been noticing quite a few of my favorite artists grabbing some ad time lately.  Occasionally, it’ll be for brands that aren’t exactly my favorite (cough cough, Microsoft), but I cut them some slack because I know there’s mortgages to pay and all that. Here’s a few [...]