"Kayla, all of the music you listen to is used in commercials." My brother Jake told me this a couple of months back and I vehemently denied the accusation, but with a new batch of commercials for the fall I've realized his accusation has me pegged. Some of my current favorite (relatively underground) artists have stolen the spotlight of the following commericials.
With this new trend, maybe it's time to start paying attention to those pesky commercials, not for their products, but rather for their superb taste in music. Take a look at some of the clips and make sure you check out the bands!
Little Barrie- "Surf Hell"- Rimmel London
I found this track last fall and immediately added it to my monthly playlist. Little Barrie is a band based out of London, making this Rimmel London commercial oh so fitting. Rock n roll vibes all around in this bad ass mascara commercial.
Madeon- "Finale"- NBC Sports
I'll be honest and admit that I found this commerical because my current favorite vocalist Nicholas Petricca (of Walk the Moon) sings on Madeon's track. Madeon is an 18-year-old French DJ I expect big things out of, he's catchy, fun, and I cannot wait for his album to drop. Also, I love football so this NBC Sports commercial is a definite favorite.
Imagine Dragons- "It's Time"- The Perks of Being a Wallflower Trailer
The Imagine Dragons track kicks in at the 1:30 mark of this trailer. I've actually heard it on a number of commercials in the past few weeks, but the Perks Trailer is the one that gets me most excited. It fits the mood of the movie perfectly. Imagine Dragons just released their debut album last week. Expect big things from them.
Walk the Moon- "Tightrope"- HP
I've made more than one posts on my favorite band Walk the Moon, so this list would not be complete without a nod to them. While we can't hear Nicholas' voice on the track, their signature sound is still in tact.
Kimbra- "Settle Down"- Victoria's Secret
If you already know Kimbra as "That girl on the Gotye track 'Somebody That I Used to Know'" it's about time you know her as a solo artist. Kimbra is an oober talented songstress soon to become a household name. Victoria's Secret employed the use of her sexy signature hooks in this Body By Victoria clip.
Alex Clare- "Too Close"- Internet Explorer 9
If you haven't heard the tune in this Internet Explorer 9 commercial by now you must be living under a rock. Alex Clare's alt rock song has transferred over to the pop stations, perhaps thanks are in order to IE9?
Chappo-"Come Home"- Sears
This Sears commercial is deinitely my current favorite. It starts out as with a bunch of close ups of a couple of the beach, the song carries them into a run in the sand when out of nowhere they run into household appliances. A great mashup of music, confusion, and advertising. Touche Sears.
Passion Pit- "Take a Walk"- Taco Bell
Who doesn't like a commercial about food? Better yet, a commercial about Taco Bell? Off of Passion Pit's new album "Gossamer," the ever trendy Taco Bell combined a series of instagram photos of the new Doritos Locos Taco to the new tune.
I haven't been doing as many blog posts as I used to here on Buzznet and since I'm home (In Indiana) for a bit I actually have enough time to write which is splendid. Instead of something boring however I've decided to do a playlist of all of my favorite bands/songs as of late. Let me know what ya think!
Morning Parade- Headlights
Saw these Brits play the Purevolume house at SXSW this past March. Mark my words once their US album debuts next Tuesday (The 19th) they are going to take off!
Walk the Moon- Shiver
My favorite band at the moment is Walk the Moon. Hands down, no competition. They are incredible live and I seriously cannot get enough of them. This song has yet to be released as a recording, so I leave you with a live video. Their debut album also drops next Tuesday. Check them out, you will not be disappointed. (I sceretly also want you to never listen to them so they remain Indie's best kept secret. Also so their tickets will stop selling out)
Graffiti6- Stare Into the Sun
My favorite discovery from Sasquatch a couple of weekends ago was Graffiti6. We did an interview with him so I was supposed to run over to his set to grab some Broll of his performance. First of all with a name like Graffiti6 I thought he was going to be rap (don't ask me why) but when he opened that beautiful mouth of his I was floored by some amazing old school crooning.
The Postelles- Soung the Alarm
I discovered The Postelles by listening to Spotify radio. I skipped most of the songs that popped up on the radio, but kept coming back to their catchy music. Now if only they'd do a US tour here soon...
Neon Trees- Weekend
Heard enough of "Everybody Talks?" Sink your teeth into this Neon Trees tune. This should definitely be the next single off their new record Picture Show as it puts me in the best mood.
Reblogged from Allstar Weekend
Allstar Weekend are a band that inspire much swooning on the part of their adoring fans--so who better to talk romantic gestures, man-crushes, and relationship advice with? Buzznet caught up with Cameron Quiseng and Michael Martinez at the House of Blues in West Hollywood to discuss things of that nature:
What's the most courageous (or outrageous) thing you've done to get someone's attention?
ASW is still making their way around the U.S.--follow them on Twitter to stay updated!
My favorite new band Sleeper Agent has been making waves recently. They were named one of the best new artists of 2011 by Rolling Stone Magazine and are on the verge of hitting it big after announcing their Coachella debut this year. The Bowling Green, Kentucky natives whose sound has been called "reminescent of the Ramones" have just released the second single and music video off of their superb LP Celabrasion "Get Burned."
The fiery male/female vocals ignite together in a song that is as catchy as the chemical reaction of fire itself. The music video begins as an askew tea party that dives deeper into the psyche of the band as the rabbits begin to ruin their good time.
FUN FACT: The video was directed by Matt Schultz the lead singer of Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent's tour buddies.
Reblogged from All American Rejects
Last week we saw the marvelously choreographed antics of The All American Rejects in their music video for "The Beekeeper's Daughter"--Buzznet even got to hang out on the set for a bit. While Tyson Ritter was getting roughed up by hipsters with prominent facial hair, we spoke to Nick Wheeler and Mike Kennerty about the cast of characters they employed--including Wayne Newton.
What's your favorite scene in this music video?
Reblogged from We've Got You Covered
If you watched the Superbowl this Sunday, you know that the melding of music + sports happened mostly in the commercials (for cars)--but Buzznet got to mingle with some artists in town for the festivities, so we imagined a world where those 2 topics live a little more harmoniously.
Which fictional superbowl would YOU most like to see? Our vote goes to The Spice Girls!
Let's be honest, one of the best parts of the Super bowl, if you're not a football fan, are the commercials. Check out this awesome "Stunt Anthem" commerical for the new Chevy Sonic to be played during the Super Bowl this Sunday!
It features some ridiculous car stunts from MTV's Rob Dyrdek and the famliar faces of rock band/music video gurus OK Go behind the wheel performing the first Chevy Sonic music video and never before seen car stunts like... bungee jumping?
Fun's anthem of 2012 "We Are Young" also plays throughout the minute action-packed commercial spot. Check it out below!
So it's kind of fun to have time off from school so I can actually post stuff!
Anyways, when I look at this list it's obvious I've become a big indie music listener. Can't help it! So here's my favorite albums of 2011
1. Sleeper Agent- Celabrasion
2. Grouplove- Never Trust a Happy Song
3. Foster the People
4. Patrick Stump- Soul Punk
5. Panic at the Disco- Vices and Virtues
6. Allstar Weekend- All the Way
7. Every Avenue- Bad Habits
8. Cage the Elephant- Thank You Happy Birthday
Lollapalooza is finally upon us! Come tomorrow those of us lucky enough to be going to the three day festival will get to catch a grip of bands in the flesh. In preparation for tomorrow make sure you check out Lollapalooza 2011: The Essential Friday Playlist and Lollapalooza 2011: The Essential Saturday Playlist.
With such a sizeable line-up it would be ridiculous to not have one last playlist dedicated to the artists gracing Sunday's stages.
1. Gold Motel- Summer House
2. City and Colour- Natural Disaster
3. Cage the Elephant- Around My Head
4. The Cars- My Best Friend's Girl
5. Manchester Orchestra- I've Got Friends
6. Cold War Kids- Hang Me Up to Dry
7. Foo Fighters- Best of You
8. Arctic Monkeys- When the sun goes down
Who are you dying to see on Sunday?
Hold the Phone! Lollapalooza starts Friday you say? How did August get here so fast? Check out this playlist for some of Lollapalooza's hottest bands playing on Saturday.
1. Patrick Stump- As Long as I Know I'm Getting Paid
2. The Pretty Reckless- My Medicine
3. Fitz and the Tantrums- Money Grabber
4. Cee-Lo- Bright Lights Bigger City
5. Ellie Goulding- Starry Eyed
6. Lykke Li- Get Some
7. My Morning Jacket- Holdin' on to Black Metal
8. Eminem- Lose Yourself
9. Black Lips- Go Out and Get It
10. Skylar Grey- Dance Without You
What day are you looking forward to the most??