Commercial Appeal

Watch A$AP Rocky Play Football With Models In A DKNY Ad

Before scoring his internet-rap breakthrough, A$AP Rocky worked as a model. And in a new DKNY commercial, Rocky returns to his model roots, playing football…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2014 - 10:08 am

Bob Dylan Hooks Up With Chobani & Chrysler For Super Bowl Ads

You wouldn't think Bob Dylan was hurting for either money or attention, but he'll get plenty this Sunday when he's prominently featured in two different…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 10:19 am

Hear Tegan And Sara’s Oreo Jingle

So Oreos is introducing some new flavors beyond just the original cream and the crack-level-addictive mint: Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy. If anyone can sell…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Yoplait Offers Totally Unnecessary Apology For Using “Hungry Like The Wolf” In A Yogurt Commercial

Here's an odd case that mixes music licensing with murder and intrigue, much like sprinkling granola into a plastic cup full of fermented dairy product.
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Hear Cat Power Sing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” In An Apple Commercial

Collisions between indie rock and the advertising world are commonplace now, and today we get Chan Marshall singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in…
Miles Bowe | December 17, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Watch Lou Reed’s Parrot Zik Headphones Commercial

We've mentioned several times that Lou Reed's last public act before his death was that glowing review of Yeezus. His last filmed interview, though, was…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Watch Lykke Li Soundtrack Ed Norton’s Weird Droid Commercial

I watched a LOT of football this weekend, and in between all the exhilarating collegiate conference championship games and wild snow-addled NFL action and agonizing…
Chris DeVille | December 9, 2013 - 11:33 am

Watch Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Preview A New Song In Beats By Dre Commercial

We're about to make it to the end of a calendar year in which none of the Black Hippy dudes released a new album even…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2013 - 9:22 am

Vic Mensa & Clams Casino – “Egyptian Cotton” Video

As part of a recent promotional push, HP Computers hired the Chicago rap youngster (and recent Mixtape Of The Week honoree) Vic Mensa and visionary…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2013 - 9:22 am

Instrumental Pixies Cover Soundtracks Errol Morris-Directed Unilever Commercial

"Why bring a child into this world?" asks Errol Morris's ad for Unilever's new global sustainability initiative -- the answer being that together we can…
Chris DeVille | December 2, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Watch Autre Ne Veut Soundtrack A Victoria’s Secret Commercial

The genius of Autre Ne Veut's Anxiety is summed up pretty well on "Counting." It subtly blended dissonant electronics with smooth pop R&B, while Arthur…
Miles Bowe | November 21, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Hear Lily Allen Cover Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” For A John Lewis Commercial

The great tough-chick British pop singer Lily Allen released her second album It's Not Me, It's You in 2009, and then she pretty much entirely…
Tom Breihan | November 8, 2013 - 9:48 am

Watch David Bowie In Louis Vuitton’s L’Invitation Au Voyage

David Bowie, who's been awfully busy lately, is the star of a new short film called L'Invitation Au Voyage, which doubles as an advertisement for…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2013 - 8:54 am

LCD Soundsystem Soundtrack Samsung Galaxy Gear Commercial

Samsung has some sort of new smartphone wristwatch. It sort of reminds me of something Judy Jetson would be into. To advertise this little gadget…
Liz Pelly | October 13, 2013 - 7:56 am

Boards Of Canada Soundtrack Nike Commercial

Boards Of Canada finally came out of hiding this year with Tomorrow's Harvest and now they seem to be enjoying the spotlight. Nike has a…
Miles Bowe | October 11, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Watch Kids Sing Lorde’s “Royals” In A Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Commercial With Lionel Messi

This is where I'd say "Lorde, Lorde!" if the "e" wasn't silent. Lorde's "Royals" has been just about everywhere lately, and now we've officially moved…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2013 - 4:18 pm

David Bowie – “Sound And Vision 2013″

Earlier this year, Sony used a new remix of David Bowie's "Sound And Vision," from his 1977 undisputed-classic album Low, in an ad for their…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2013 - 9:31 am

Preview Warpaint’s “Love Is To Die” In A Calvin Klein Commercial

Warpaint, who we last heard contributing to this fantastic cover of the xx's "Crystalised," have a new original song "Love Is To Die" in a…
Miles Bowe | October 3, 2013 - 11:48 am

Sleigh Bells Soundtrack The First iPhone 5c Commercial

Apple's iPhone 5C model hits stores on Friday. It's $100 cheaper than the iPhone 5S because it's made out of plastic. It also comes in…
Scott Lapatine | September 17, 2013 - 10:48 am

Hear Fiona Apple Cover Willy Wonka’s “Pure Imagination” For Chipotle

Fiona Apple has covered Willy Wonka's "Pure Imagination" in collaboration with Mexican fast food chain Chipotle in a campaign against factory farming. Apple, who is…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 12, 2013 - 4:00 pm
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