Apple turned to the Pixies (by way of a children's choir) to soundtrack one recent iPhone commercial. As MacRumors reports, they've enlisted another indie-rock icon, Julie Doiron of Sub Pop noise-pop…   Read Story »
Milk Music isn't just a DIY punk band from Olympia; it's also the name Samsung has given to its entry into the streaming-services wars. And in a new commerical, the Samsung people have rounded up a…   Read Story »
What's that? "A bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money"? Just who are we talking about here?! In a recent promo for Monty Python's final reunion shows, Mick…   Read Story »
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are in Versailles and Florence for their wedding weekend, which already featured Lana Del Rey, David Blaine, and great caviar at the rehearsal dinner. Meanwhile, the…   Read Story »
The ice cream company Cornetto is huge in the UK, and for whatever reason, Simon Pegg's comedy movies Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End are known as the Three Flavours Cornetto…   Read Story »
The Smith Westerns have been pretty quiet this year, which is understandable since it has only been about 10 months since they released the Album Of The Week-honored Soft Will. They've been doing…   Read Story »
Robyn is an engineer of sleek, efficient, forward-thinking, quintessentially Swedish pop anthems, so it makes sense that the marketing people at Volvo would love her. She's now the star of a new…   Read Story »
If the 2014-edition Pixies are in full cash-in mode, which seems like a definite possibility, then it is absolutely no surprise to see them licensing their songs to gigantic corporations. But Apple's…   Read Story »
When a company can't get the rights to a song that they want to use for a commercial, the go-to move nowadays seems to be to just hire someone to compose a nearly identical version of it. It's…   Read Story »
We recently saw Marnie Stern keeping up an old musical partnership by sitting in with Fred Armisen's 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Turns out that's not the only time Stern's spent in front…   Read Story »