Lauren Stern is a born and raised Jersey girl with a huge passion for music. She recently graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies and Philosophy. When she is not writing, she is at the shore promoting Townsquare Media's radio stations. You can follow her on twitter @laurenpstern.
Windows 8 Best Coast 2012 Commercial – What’s the Song?
PC Users who were anticipating the unveiling of Microsoft’s Windows 8 can rejoice! The company finally released its new operating system, along with a new commercial that features indie rockers Best Coast showing off the system’s capabilities.
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Fall 2012 Trailer – What’s the Song?
The folks over at Disney are preparing for their animated film ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ to hit theaters next week by teasing audiences with a new trailer. The spot, which now appears in theater previews and television commercials, contains some new content and features a famous indie rock trio’s song in the background.
fun. Launch Nonprofit Organization for LGBT Rights
As a show of their continuous support for the gay community, fun. have launched a nonprofit organization for LGBT rights. The band has collaborated with guitarist Jack Antonoff's sister Rachel to form Ally Coalition, an organization that will "raise awareness and funds to aid in the flight for LGBT equality."
Jack White Angers New York Fans With Short Radio City Music Hall Set
Jack White angered his New York fans on Saturday (Sept. 29) when he abruptly ended his set at Radio City Music Hall. According to reports, concertgoers were outraged when the singer left the stage after just 12 songs, and they formed a mini-mob outside of the venue.
Taco Bell Doritos Locos Instagram Commercial – What’s the Song?
Taco Bell's new Doritos Locos Tacos have become a craze in the fast food world since they were released this past spring. Recently, the chain has reported that they have sold 200 million tacos so far. So it's no surprise that the company used the popular app Instagram and an indie rock hit for their new commercial to promote the brand even further.
10 Best Superhero Songs
2012 has been a big year for superhero films. 'The Avengers,' 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' have all made a huge splash on the silver screen, and there's announcements of even more films on the way. But filmmakers aren't the only ones entranced by superhuman powers. Rockers are also notorious for telling the stories of their favorite superheroes, and they do it the only way
Stereophonics – Superhero Songs
'Superman' The lyrics for Stereophonics' 'Superman' convey a person who thinks he's as great as a superhero, but behaves oppositely of the person he's trying to embody. The 2005 single references the Metropolis man and his partner Lois Lane, only to further illustrate the characteristics and behaviors a superhero shouldn't have.
Sufjan Stevens – Superhero Songs
'The Man From Metropolis Steals Our Hearts' Besides the connection to Superman's hometown, Sufjan Stevens said his song 'The Man from Metropolis Steals Our Hearts' was more about the need to create symbols of national pride, fame and glory.
The Black Lips – Supehero Songs
'Spidey's Curse' Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander said the song 'Spidey's Curse' centers around a comic book he received in his ninth grade sex ed class. The comic book was called ‘Power Pack,' and it told the story of Peter Parker being molested as a small child.
U2 – Superhero Songs
'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me' Even though Bono connected with the Dark Knight in the music video for this track, the frontman admitted in BP Fallon's book 'U2: Faraway So Close' that the song was actually about being in a rock band and the life of a rock star.