Commercial Appeal

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney’s “Cut Me Some Slack” In A Ralph Lauren Ad

Hey, remember when Nirvana reunited, except with Paul McCartney standing in for Kurt Cobain, and they recorded a song called "Cut Me Some Slack"? No?
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Hear Two Unreleased Wild Beasts Songs In A “GIF-Novel” From Jameson

Wild Beasts have teamed up with French artist Mattis Dovier to create a graphic novel made entirely of GIFs. The project was created for The…
James Rettig | December 10, 2014 - 6:47 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s Cinematic Reebok Ad

You know a rapper has reached a rarefied level of fame when a goddam sneaker company is enlisting him for a commercial. It's not exactly…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 9:09 am

Watch Chanel’s “Reincarnation” Short Starring Pharrell & Cara Delevingne

Pharrell is everywhere now, so why not opposite supermodel Cara Delevingne in a Chanel short film by Karl Lagerfeld? "Reincarnation" features the superstar duo dancing…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2014 - 10:44 am

Acura’s Got A Commercial With Julian Casablancas Music, Too

A song from the Strokes recently showed up in a commercial for the Volkswagen Golf, and it looks like another car company has snagged the…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Watch Bleachers’ Apple Pay Ad

Back when Apple pulled that whole U2 stunt, they also announced Apple Pay, a way to pay for products using your phone instead of a…
Chris DeVille | November 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Watch The Strokes’ “Reptilia” Soundtrack A Volkswagen Golf Family Commercial

The Strokes are no strangers to having their songs appear in commercials, but their latest placement is especially telling after Julian Casablancas made it clear…
James Rettig | November 24, 2014 - 8:46 am

Watch DJ Shadow Soundtrack A Chevy Ad

While watching college football this weekend I noticed a familiar piano figure soundtracking a car commercial. Indeed, there was DJ Shadow's "Building Steam With A…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2014 - 10:47 am

Watch Weird Al Star In A Commercial For Radio Shack, Which Still Exists

Radio Shack and "Weird Al" Yankovic are 1980s pop culture institutions that have survived and thrived to this day. Appropriately, they've teamed up for a…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2014 - 10:28 am

Hear Karen O Sing “Marshmallow World” In Target’s New Christmas Ad

Karen O soundtracks a new holiday commercial from Target with a modern take on the 1949 Christmas song "Marshmallow World," which was written by Carl…
James Rettig | November 11, 2014 - 10:55 am

Watch Dev Hynes’ Gap Commercial & “Play Your Stripes” In The Interactive Game

Dev Hynes is seemingly everywhere these days, and that includes a new Gap campaign called "Play Your Stripes." There are two components to this: (1)…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2014 - 5:36 pm

My Morning Jacket – “This Land Is Your Land” (Woody Guthrie Cover)

My Morning Jacket recorded a cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" as a part of North Face's "Your Land" campaign. The folk…
Maggie Stamets | October 27, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Watch Eleanor Friedberger’s Lucky Brand Jeans Spot

Eleanor Friedberger is the subject of a new commercial for Lucky Brand Jeans for their #standout campaign. The Fiery Furnaces singer stars in a commercial…
James Rettig | October 27, 2014 - 10:11 am

Hear Taylor Swift’s “Style” Debut In A Target Commercial & See 1989’s Tracklist

If you've been hearing a distant rumble, or noticing animals getting agitated, or perhaps seeing weather patterns doing strange things, you are right to be…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Ringo Starr Is The New Face Of Skechers

Ringo Starr is officially the new face of Skechers. According to a press release, the Beatles drummer "will be bringing his legendary talent and style"…
James Rettig | October 21, 2014 - 9:19 am

Watch FKA Twigs’ “Concept Film” For Google Glass

FKA Twigs stars in and directs a new video called "#throughglass" that acts as both an impressive showcase for Tahliah Barnett's dancing and a weird…
James Rettig | October 20, 2014 - 11:46 am

Watch Bun B In A Toothpaste Commercial

Houston rapper Bun B makes an appearance in a recent advertisement for Rembrandt, a teeth whitening company. He acknowledges the absurdity right of the bat:…
James Rettig | October 9, 2014 - 5:33 pm

U2 & Lykke Li Song Sneaked Into Walking Dead Promos

The Walking Dead's fifth season premieres this Sunday, and a couple of new teaser trailers use the U2/Lykke Li collab "The Troubles" from last month's…
James Rettig | October 6, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Watch The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Soundtrack A Hershey’s Commercial

Have you ever listened to the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and thought, "Gee, this would be really great for selling chocolate?" Well, someone…
Peter Helman | October 6, 2014 - 10:40 am

Watch Son Lux Play A Piano Rigged With Razors For Gillette

Ryan Lott, aka Son Lux, is probably best known for his work with Sisyphus -- the strange rap project in which he collaborates with Sufjan…
Miles Bowe | September 2, 2014 - 2:50 pm
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