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 …

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… …

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).  …

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: raylamontagne.com Trouble Lyrics (Commercial Version) source: Genius: Ray LaMontagne – Trouble Lyrics Verse 1 Trouble…Trouble, …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …