Ben Gibbard covers Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me” in a KEXP session
In a recent live session at KEXP in Seattle, Death Cab For Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard covered House Of Hassle artist Alvvays‘ “Archie, Marry Me” for a live audience. He refers to the song as “my favorite song from last year.” A great pick if you ask us. Have a listen to his version here:
Steve Marion covers “Wild World” and its used in promos of “The Returned” on A&E
House Of Hassle writer Steve Marion (of Delicate Steve and Saint Rich) recently composed his own version of Cat Steven’s “Wild World.” A&E are featuring it in new promos for the network’s remake of the incredibly popular (and fantastic) French TV show The Returned. Steve had Cassandra Jenkins lay down the vocal for it. Even though “Wild World” is not a House Of Hassle copy-write, we’re still quite excited about arranging this re-record:
New House Of Hassle signings in 2014
We don’t mean to brag, but 2014 was a big year for us here at House Of Hassle. There were more than a few new artists signed to the roster, all of which we are incredibly excited about working with. Feel free to look at our full roster for all of the updates, but a few members of the class of 2014 to mention are Against Me!, Alvvays, Destroyer, Delicate Steve, Ex Hex, Fugazi, Gold Lake, King Khan, Ben Kweller, Sondre Lerche, Mineral, Minor Threat, Mission Of Burma, Potty Mouth and We Were Promised Jetpacks. Here’s to an exciting 2015!
American Eagle Outfitters uses The War On Drugs’ “Red Eyes” in new campaign
American Eagle Outfitters are launching a new line of clothing called AEO Wear America, which is a collection of jeans, T-shirts and other goods, all of which are made in America. Fittingly, they have chosen Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs‘ song “Red Eyes” as the soundtrack to this campaign. Here is a web video explaining the initiative:
Mates Of State’s song “Now” featured in Verizon’s Black Friday campaign
Mates Of State‘s song “Now,” which originally appeared on the Barsuk Records release Re-Arrange Us is being featured in Verizon’s Black Friday campaign. Have a look and prepare yourself for a new album from Mates Of State in 2015!
New Jennifer O’Connor song featured in Apple iPhone 5s commercial
Jennifer O’Connor‘s brand new single, “When I Grow Up” is currently being featured in a new Apple ad for the iPhone 5s. The commercial has been gaining the song lots of attention internationally, and the song even hit #3 on iTunes in Cambodia this week! Watch the spot below:
Say Hi song as theme to “Playing House” on USA
Say Hi‘s song “Back Before We Were Brittle,” which originally appeared on the album The Wishes And The Glitch is now featured as the theme song for the critically acclaimed USA Network original comedy Playing House, starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. The show has become a fast off-season favorite.
The Felice Brothers in new Dell commercial
We’ve been keeping The Felice Brothers busy lately, having them do more than just write new material. We recently asked them to cover the song “This Magic Moment” for a Dell ad that started airing just before New Years. Take a look at the spot below!
Ben Nichols of Lucero featured on The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead‘s 6th episode of season 4 opens with the title track off Ben Nichols‘ The Last Pale Light in the West. It was a heavily featured use and gained a lot of attention from viewers. Some online news outlets even referred to it as one of the top uses of music in TV in 2013. Give it a listen.
Tilly And The Wall featured in new T-Mobile ad
The title track from Tilly And The Wall‘s Heavy Mood (Team Love) provides the soundtrack for a new T-Mobile commercial featuring the Samsung Galaxy. Check out the spot!