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 …

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 …

Dentyne – Summer Day, Coconut Records

Quirky sound by Coconut Records highlights how direct communication is often underestimated in this smoochy Dentyne commercial. Coconut Records is a solo artist based in Los Angeles which is none other than Jason Schwartzman with contributions from Zooey Deschanel.  He has been moonlighting as an indie musician while not acting/writing  films like The Darjeeling Limited …

NBA Finals – Fly, Ludovico Einaudi

This instrumental ballad absolutely entrances.  Minimal and fluid, Fly, is a great fit for an ad hyping the unknown.  The NBA found some amazing music this year: Fly by Ludovico Einaudi. Ludovico Einaudi is originally from Turin, Italy.  As a classical composer and pianist he has produced ten classical (mainly piano) albums since 1996.  Interesting …

Visa – Tuesday Afternoon, Moody Blues

An aquatic adventure to the tune of Tuesday Afternoon by the Moody Blues. The Moody Blues, a band from Birmingham, England, was founded by Michael Pinder and Ray Thomas in 1964.  The band lives on despite numerous member changes over the years.  Amazingly, they are still touring. Check in with Moody Blues:  www.moodyblues.co.uk Get Tuesday …

Honda, Insight – Together, Rabbit

Upbeat tune that “mixes so well it’s no surprise” with the parking lot scene from this Honda commercial. This acoustic song, Together, is by Rabbit. Rabbit is a band based in Mount Dora, Florida with members Ashton and Devin. See whats new with Rabbit:  saverabbit.ning.com or myspace.com/saverabbit Get Together [youtube cfQ-JUR7dEQ]