San Diego – Shine On, The Anthems

San Diego is a happy place…the peppy song, Shine On, by The Anthems makes San Diego seem even sunnier. The Anthems are a new band hailing from Los Angeles (not to be confused with the other The Anthems which plays “garage punk music”). Keep up with what’s new with The Anthems on their band website …

Kia Soul – Fort Knox, Goldfish

Hamsters can roll in style too.  Funny commercial from Kia highlights what lemmings we can be.  The Kia Soul enters the scene with a stand out track, Fort Knox by Goldfish. Based out of beautiful Cape Town, South Africa – Dominic Peters and David Poole are the core members of the electronica-dance group.  They started …

Hallmark – Say, John Mayer

Feel good anthem, Say, by John Mayer fits perfectly with reciprocity (treat others as you would want them to treat you etc.) during this Hallmark commercial. John Mayer’s musical aspiration first began in Connecticut as a young teenager. His career took off in 2000, thanks in part to his involvement with SXSW. See what John …

Chase – Instant Karma! (We All Shine On), John Lennon

Chase Bank breaks onto the scene (in California) with this upbeat cover of Instant Karma! – originally performed by John Lennon. This version is sung by Peter Murphy, former lead singer for Bauhaus. Get the original Instant Karma! on [youtube NEo36V2RDPg]

Visa Debit – Moving On, Myrtle Street Connection

Absurd reality dominates this commercial while the song, Moving On, offers an energizing beat. Myrtle Street Connection is an indie pop-folk band based in New South Wales, Australia. The core members are Elliot Wheeler and Emma Hoy, but they collaborate with various other artists. As is the case with Moving On where Andy Calvert (singer …

Motts – Be OK, Ingrid Michaelson

Motts Commercial featuring Marcia Cross walks to the pep of Be OK by Ingrid Michaelson. Ingrid is a New Yorker – born and raised. She began piano at age 5 and has since seen those dividends pay off in her musical career. Her most successful track, The Way I Am has been featured on the …

Verizon Wireless Hub – I’m Yours, Jason Mraz

Verizon wants you to feel at home with their wireless hub. I’m Yours a comfy, warm song by Jason Mraz highlights the easy going lifestyle in this commercial. Jason Mraz is originally from Virginia and has released 3 albums since 2002. The 2008 album We Sing.We Dance. We Steal Things. has been by far his …

E*Trade – Broken Wings, Mr. Mister

Tough economic times? Etrade says take these broken wings and learn to fly again. This E*Trade commercial slyly references the memorable pop 80’s song, Broken Wings, by Mr. Mister. Broken Wings was Mr Mister’s #1 chart topper in 1985. Although they only released 3 albums together the sound is considered to be the epitome of …

AT&T – Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop, Landon Pigg

AT&T highlights its role as the way to keep connected with loved ones as Landon Pigg’s soft melody, Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop, plays. Time for some coffee. Landon is originally from Nashville, where his Parents encouraged his poetic and musical interests. Landon briefly lived near Chicago as a child but returned to …