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 or Rushmore.  Jason also used to be the drummer for the band, Phantom Planet.

Learn more about Coconut Records: myspace.com/coconutrecords

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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 fact: his grandfather, Luigi, was the President of the Italian Republic.

The song Fly is from his 2007 album Divenire.

Learn more about Ludovico Einaudi

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NOTE : not sure why NBA.com pulled the LeBron version, but they did…Kobe has graciously taken his place.

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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

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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

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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 (a la MySpace): myspace.com/anthemsanthems.

Expect more form these guys…

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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 as collegiate DJ’s and have since moved up the ranks with songs like Fort Knox – their new music from Caught in the Loop is just as energizing.

Check out what the gold fish are up to: goldfishlive.com

Fort Knox is included in the album, Perceptions of Pacha:  download it directly from Goldfish:  goldfishlive.com

Or grab the most recent Goldfish album, Caught in the Loop, on Goldfish - Caught In the Loop
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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 Mayer is up to at johnmayer.com or on Twitter @johncmayer

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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.

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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 from Wifey) does the vocals.

See what’s new with Myrtle Street Connection at:
myrtlestreetconnection.blogspot.com

Get Moving On via bandcamp.com – an amazing platform where musicians can share, promote, or sell their music directly to fans and audiophiles.

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