Cadillac, SRX – 1901, Phoenix

Enjoyed this track thoroughly – Cadillac is still trying to break from it’s geriatric brand.  The music from Phoenix is edgy, electric and full of energy.

The band Phoenix is a French group.  In their own words:

4 Parisian boys with brotherly love

Find out the latest on the Phoenix site or via Twitter @wearephoenix

If you enjoy remixes, it’s always fun to see all the different 1901 remixes all together

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House, Broken – Love Vigilantes, New Order (cover by Iron & Wine)

In the two-hour season premiere, House begins a for of give and take with his fellow inmates at the asylum.  Despite showing his more human side, he is mostly scheming to free himself…

Oh, I’ve just come from the land of the sun
From a war that must be won in the name of truth…

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Dawn – Wash Away, Joe Purdy

Warm and fuzzy commercial about how Dawn helps save wildlife – one animal at a time. Wash Away by Joe Purdy provides the mellow backdrop as crude oil is gently washed from penguins and ducklings.

In the spirit of full disclosure, here is a list of consumer products by Procter & Gamble (maker of Dawn).  Some of their other products such as Bounty (disposable paper towels), Swiffer (disposable cleaning products), and Duracell (disposable batteries) do not seem especially environmentally focused, but at least they’re trying, I guess.

Joe Purdy is an independent singer song writer.  See what Joe is up to:

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Apple iPhone 3GS – Mr. Pitiful, Matt Costa

Ah the benefits of being SuperFast – as in with the new iPhone 3GS.  This ad shows how a skateboarder is easily recorded & uploaded onto the Internet by the new device,  while Mr. Pitiful by Matt Costa chimes along.  It’s ironic that Matt Costa was almost a professional skateboarder… Continue reading "Apple iPhone 3GS – Mr. Pitiful, Matt Costa"

Travelers Insurance Dog – Trouble, Ray LaMontagne

When a bone is more than just a bone, this troubled dog commercial builds up great empathy for it’s canine star.  Along with a mellow backdrop from Ray LaMontagne, this ad is a memorable vignette.

More on Ray LaMontagne here:

Trouble Lyrics (Commercial Version)

source: Genius: Ray LaMontagne – Trouble Lyrics

Verse 1

Trouble…Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble
Trouble been dogging my soul since the day I was born

Worry…Worry, worry, worry, worry
Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone


Well, I’ve been saved by a woman
I’ve been saved by a woman
I’ve been saved by a woman
She won’t let me go; She won’t let me go, no; She won’t let me go, no, no…

2nd Verse

Trouble…Oh, trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble
Feels like every time I get back on my feet she come around and knock me down again

Worry…Oh, worry, worry, worry, worry
Sometimes I swear it feels like this worry is my only friend


Oh, ah…   Oh, ah

Blackberry – I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight, U2

There is more to this commercial than it seems.  This joint ad (a recent trend in TV commercials) for U2 and Blackberry promotes the new U2 Mobile Album as part of Blackberry’s App World.

The ubiquitous U2 sound i.e. the song I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight from their recent album No Line on the Horizon mixes well with the sleek production.

See what Blackberry is up to with the new App World

U2 is here:

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Palm Pre, Sprint – Doorway, IO Echo

The pulsing beat from IO Echo introduces the new Palm Pre, only time will tell if the Pre can get under the skin of Blackberry & iPhone.

IO Echo is a edgy, rock band originally from the “east coast.” Although, they now seem to call LA home. Lead vocalist, IO, also plays guitar/keyboard along with her concert band mates: Michael Edelstein, Aram Kirakosian, Paul Rinis, Salvatore Romano, and Leopold Ross.

Check out what’s new with IO Echo:

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Away We Go – All My Days, Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch’s mellow acoustics thrive throughout this fantastic movie directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty).  The main characters Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) embark on a wandering, life adventure.  The plot is thoughtful and real which goes hand in hand with Alexi’s soulful sound.  A great movie with great music – go enjoy!

The Away We Go soundtrack is essentially a resurgence of Alexi Murdoch’s 2006 album: Thoughts and Consequence (plus a few new tracks to boot).

Alexi Murdoch is best known for his break out song, Orange Sky, featured in a number of TV Shows, movies, and commercials.

See what’s next for Alexi:

Also, the official Away We Go site has an interesting interview with Alexi on music, inspiration, etc.

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The Proposal – Hot N Cold, Katy Perry

This trailer for The Proposal features Hot N Cold by Katy Perry. The energetic song is a great fit for the quirky scenes with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

Katy Perry’s musical career took off just in the last couples years. She’s originally from Santa Barbara and continues to keep the energy level high in her music.

See what’s new with Katy:

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