TVD Ticket and Vinyl Giveaway: Battles at
the 9:30 Club, 10/30

Battles is one of those bands that when you are listening to them, you know it.

Every track on their 2007 debut full-length Mirrored is distinguishable, with “Atlas” as a particularly solid stand-out. The UK has specifically over-exposed the band’s music by placing it in Audi and Honda commercials, the TV show Skins, and the song “The Line” is even featured on the soundtrack for Twilight.

But if you are like me and prefer to hear your music not within the confines of an economical foreign car or in close proximity to teenage vampires, but instead in a concert venue, you are in luck! We are now giving away a pair of tickets to Battles’ performance at the 9:30 Club this Sunday(10/30), plus the newest LP Gloss Drop on vinyl!

For a chance to win, give us the name of a song you have heard in product placement.

I died a little inside when I heard “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver playing as background music to the movie preview of Eat, Pray, Love.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Thursday (10/27). Good luck!

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  • Alex Ozenberger

    Holiday by Vampire Weekend was in three different commercials (I think) last year around Christmastime. A bit excessive, yes? Yes.

  • Lee Nadell

    The first time I heard spearhead in a commercial I threw up in my mouth a little (Yell Fire for Rescue Me)….little did I know it was only their first step on the road to selling out

  • Dan

    Well I’ve heard a lot of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” a few years ago… it got old how often I heard it really.

  • Tracy

    Cadillac used Lindstrom & Christabelle’s “Lovesick.” It’s such a hot track. I still love that song, no matter what!

  • Davidsexton94

    Cut Copy’s Where I’m Going in the trailer for “50/50!”

  • kallie sims

    Young Blood by The Naked and Famous has been everywhere recently, including in a commercial for that HGTV show Property Brothers. (Property Brothers? Really?)

  • Peter

    The National’s “So Far Around the Bend” in the Charlie St. Cloud with Zac Efron. Instant nausea.  

  • Joshua Pollina

    When I heard The Morning Benders “Excuses” in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercial, I died inside. 

  • Awapy

    Jonsi’s “Go Do” was not only the song in the Ford commercial, it became their tagline. I hate to play chicken or the egg, but… come on, Ford!  I just hope brother got paid…well  🙂

  • Lomurella

    Smashing Pumpkins “Today” in a Visa credit card commercial….

  • Sleepytimemusic

    Sugar Ray – The Jesus and Mary Chain

  • Valerie Wierenga

    Punctual As Usual by The Parson Red Heads in a Blue Moon commercial:

  • Bryanrozof

    Yo! Huge Battles fan here and would love to go on Sun.!  so i heard “Ice Cream” on a FEFA Video game commercial awhile ago believe it was for soccer and heard Inchworm in Adult Swim pretty much every night ! Sad to say they do not get more love but it’s just wrong!

  • Harry Painter

    How could I forget Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks I think it was during the Super Bowl. Volkswagen.

  • Matt Embrey

    Born Ruffians, Little Garcon. American Express.

  • Eric

    Even though I was a young kid, I was horrified when I heard a rerecorded version of “Blue Monday” done by New Order themselves with lyrics that were specially for Sunkist. 

  • John

    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s – Home in NFL promos.

  • Taj

    I saw Crystal Castles perform on Skins actually, without even realizing it. Didn’t know a few years later I would end up liking them.

  • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen

    New Pornographers – Bleeding Heart Show.  Now when I think of this band I think of Univerity of Phoenix.

  • steven macker

    the other day I heard Lower Dens’ “I Get Nervous” in an Exxon Commercial… I would never think such a small semi-local band would have a song for a huge oil corporation, but in a twisted way I perked up when I recognized the song.

  • Carrie

    Outback Steakhouse and Of Montreal’s “Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games”

    Now when I listen to Of Montreal I think of blooming onions…

  • Chris

    “Blitzkrieg Bop”, the Ramones classic, sadly associated with swill, I think either Bud or Bud Light.

  • J-Bone

    When I heard the Go! Team’s “The Power Is On” on those NFL commercials, I wasn’t offended at all, because I like them and want them to be able to pay their rent.

  • P

    Arctic Monkeys’ song “When The Sun Goes Down” for Ford Mondeo.

  • Max Cooper

    Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life. Nothing says Carnival Cruise like a song about heroin.

  • Jason Otwell

    Mogui’s “Summer” was used for a Levi’s commercial…. I almost cried

  • Dan S.

    I heard the Detroit Cobras’ “Breakway” in an NFL commercial. Very suprising!

  • b3playr

    Status Quo – Pictures Of Matchstick Men for Target.  Actually not half bad…

  • Bryanrozof

    Battles tickets in a little, hope I get the day started with some good news!

  • Olivia

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!


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