Godspeed You! Black Emperor Soundtrack Silicon Valley Ad

HBO’s deeply satirical Silicon Valley has been riffing on the tech industry for their overwrought altruism for three seasons now and, as FACT points out, they got masters of melodrama Godspeed You! Black Emperor to soundtrack a commercial for the show’s fictitious startup Pied Piper. The “ad” played at the start of last night’s episode, and features very-serious-sounding voiceover mumbo jumbo (“Any person can sit at a table. And if the table’s large enough, many people.”) over the Canadian post-rock band’s Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven’s “Storm.” As some have noted, the commercial is a direct parody of Facebook’s infamous “Chairs are like Facebook” ad, which was soundtracked by Explosions In The Sky. Watch the parody and the original below.