I was spending a rare night at home recently and heard two KCRW favorites on big commercials. It’s so exciting to recognize a song by a band you love and realize a whole new audience is now going to be introduced to them.

The Morning Benders’ “Excuses,” a highlight of their recent live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, is in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercial. It’s actually a pretty cute ad and the song is just perfect.

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Fitz and the Tantrums are featured prominently in the new HTC commercial with their song “Winds of Change.” The local soul favorites dropped by the station for a live set last year and gave us a preview of many songs that ended up on their full length release “Pickin’ Up the Pieces,” including “Winds of Change.”

If you haven’t seen them live, I highly suggest dropping by the El Rey for their show TONIGHT, Wednesday November 17!

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