For work, I recently had the privilege/exasperation-filled-job of choosing a band & subsequent song for use in an upcoming commercial. The logistics of this are mind-staggering and unfortunately, we didn’t even get to use my two top recommendations, Josh Ritter and Band of Horses. This is apparently a blessing in disguise after I found out today that Band of Horses, those awesome rockers from South Carolina who graced the world with their awesome ditties including "I Go to the barn because I like the…" and "The End’s Not Near", have agreed to let Wal-Mart use the most awesomest of their songs, The Funeral, for the store’s new website.
Yes, you read that correctly.
WAL-MART. Using BAND OF HORSES.
I feel like someone just kicked me in the gut – I mean, selling out is one thing but selling out to Wal-Mart? That’s indefensible.