Over the last few weeks we’ve received about a dozen e-mails like this:
Hey Stereogum — I was watching some television last night and an Outback Steakhouse commercial came on with a jingle that sounded very very familiar. I then realized that it was “Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games” by Of Montreal with the words changed to something like “Eat at Outback.” What the fuck???
To those who e-mailed, and to those who are curious, Pitchfork reported on this over a month ago. Kevin Barnes confirmed: “We were approached by Outback Steakhouse’s ad agency asking about making their own cover version of ‘Wraith Pinned to the Mist (And Other Games)’ for one of their commercials. We thought it would be totally amusing to hear their take on one of our songs as a jingle.”
AND … the winner of our signed Of Montreal double vinyl is Jeff R., who should check his e-mail and give us his address. Badly Drawn Boy insisted on autographing it too. Don’t ask.
Yo La Tengo, Beach Boys, and Tortoise contest winners will be contacted shortly.