CMC Sounds: Chairlift & Asteroids Galaxy Tour | After the Apple Commercials

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by in Music

What’s life like after your song plays in an Apple commercial?

Pretty good if you’re a member of these two bands. This week offered new album releases from indie-darlings Chairlift and Denmark pop group Asteroids Galaxy Tour.

You probably remember Chairlift’s single Bruises from it’s play in a Apple Nano commercial a few models back. Since their debut album Does You Inspire You, they’ve been newly signed to Columbia Records and popped up as featured performer at the 2011 College Music Journal Festival.

BUY CHAIRLIFT’S NEW ALBUM SOMETHING ON Something - Chairlift

CMC Sounds Gainesville FL If you like bands: The xx, The Whitest Boy Alive or Phantogram – Chairlift’s music will most definitely grow on you. Their sophomore album has more danceability, soft tones, muted bass – a great combination for a road trip, dance party or mellow Saturday evening. Songs of note so far are: Amanaemonesia, Sidewalk Safari, I Belong In Your Arms (expect a full album review soon).

For their latest release Something, Chairlift is doing a first of its kind video release for their track “Met Before“. The video will be interactive, meaning fans can participate in the build of the video.

As we understand it, the video will follow a “choose your own adventure” format -a relatively unprecedented release in the music scene.

BUY CHAIRLIFT’S NEW ALBUM SOMETHING ON Something - Chairlift

CMC Sounds Gainesville FL Asteroids Galaxy Tour is a psychedelic pop band from Copenhagen, Denmark. This quirky quartet’s music has been most discovered via TV commercials. Tracks off their album Fruit were featured in a Heineken commercial – The Golden Age and an Apple iTouch commercial
Around the Bend.

Their second studio album Out of Frequency will be available on January 31 and if you like Foster the People, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Annie, MGMT, Phoenix or Goldfrapp then check out the first single off the album Heart Attack or watch the video here.

Like ‘em, love ‘em, hate ‘em? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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8 Responses to “CMC Sounds: Chairlift & Asteroids Galaxy Tour | After the Apple Commercials”

  1. Chad Paris

    27. Jan, 2012

    Lol. Love this iPod commercial and both of these bands now. I think I just added a new genre of songs to my iTunes! Great post. ;)

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  2. Tpanevino

    27. Jan, 2012

    Great post! I really appreciated being introduced to so many new artists. The Apple iPod commercials were amazingly captivating, and it’s interesting to have a behind the scenes perspective. You seem to really know your stuff when it comes to up-and-coming artists. Kudos and keep up the great work. I’ll keep checking back for updates!

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  3. Amanda

    27. Jan, 2012

    I am always googling to find out what artists are playing with different Apple commercials- they pick the best songs! Thanks for the post, I will definitely have to check out both of these bands- they sound like something I would definitely enjoy!

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  4. Maria

    27. Jan, 2012

    As a musician, it’s definitely on my bucket list to get a song in an Apple commercial someday. Thanks for the post – and for taking the time to highlight two bands that deserve more attention! “I Belong In Your Arms” by Chairlift is everything I love about 80’s music, except with some much-needed older/wiser feel for the new century. Love the post!

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  5. Melanie

    27. Jan, 2012

    Thanks everyone. We’ll be reviewing the AGT album soon, but if you’re REALLY interested in Chairlift – their single “I Belong In Your Arms” In this week’s FREE download on iTunes.

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  6. Paul

    27. Jan, 2012

    Such fun music! I really liked the song in the iPod nano-chromatic commercial, and The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is too cool! I love fun, quirky music!

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  7. Alison Paris

    27. Jan, 2012

    I’m always excited to discover new bands and I love it even better when companies like Apple or shows like Scrubs help me do just that!

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