We all have to spend, even in a recession, so why not bank with Citibank and spend smarter? That’s the premise of a new commercial in which folks share everyday examples of fiscal prudence. Citigroup has seen better days (I’m a finance scientist, obviously): the company’s splitting in two on the heels of accepting $45 billion in federal bailout money. A tiny bit of that cash is being used to license “Jacking The Ball” from jazzy post-rockers the Sea and Cake. The rest will be spent on corporate jets. America, fuck yeah!
The Sea And Cake’s latest album Car Alarm is out on Thrill Jockey. Here’s a song from it that costs you nothing at all. Good deal.