It took a Cadillac commercial for me to discover hipster favorites Phoenix and their catchy single “1901.”
It took another car commercial — this one, for the Kia Sorento — to discover The Heavy.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I like to go through the top 200 albums on iTunes every Saturday. If there’s a band I haven’t heard of, I give them a listen. I clicked through a few songs from The Heavy’s album, The House That Dirt Built, and then I recognized this single from the Kia commercial.
I don’t get caught up in that fuss about “selling out.” Bottom line is their album is really, really cool. It’s a lot of dirty, funky, bluesy noisy rock that acts like kerosene poured on bad intentions. Makes me want to be a part of a heist or something.
Check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
Pass on the Sorento, though.