Commercial Appeal - Page 5

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Death Grips Soundtrack Adidas Commercial

Death Grips broke up earlier this year shortly after releasing Niggas On The Moon, one half of a double album called The Powers That B.
James Rettig | September 2, 2014 - 8:35 am
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Hear Rustie’s New “Velcro” In Adidas Ad Starring Lionel Messi

Rustie's Green Language is a truly incredible piece of work, thanks in part to "Velcro," one of many fine tracks that crossbreed booming trap production…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2014 - 4:01 pm
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The Internet Is Upset With Busta Rhymes’ Cameo In “Swagger Wagon” Car Commercial

In 2010, Toyota promoted its Sienna minivan by dubbing it the "Swagger Wagon," complete with a music video that featured two WASPy suburban parents boasting…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2014 - 2:43 pm
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Julie Doiron Soundtracks Apple’s Parenthood Spot

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,…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 3:04 pm
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Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX, Little Dragon, Childish Gambino, Chromeo Star In Milk Music Ad

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…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2014 - 11:49 am
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Watch Mick Jagger Send Up Monty Python In A Promo For Their Final Reunion Shows

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…
Miles Bowe | July 1, 2014 - 11:47 am
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Kanye West – “God Level”

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
Scott Lapatine | May 24, 2014 - 10:36 am
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