Roadrunner Records - Slipknot's hard-hitting, aggressive metal anthems are getting…
- Posted on Sep 10th 2007 8:00PM by Kim Davis
'Either Way,' by Wilco
The song fits well with VW's "When you get into a Volkswagen, it gets into you" slogan and its spiritedness reverberates through the entire LP. 'Sky Blue Sky' is the first album from WIlco since frontman Jeff Tweedy underwent rehab in the summer of 2004. Previously, Wilco earned mass critical acclaim for their breakout 2002 release, 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' and won the Best Alternative Album Grammy for 2004's relatively gloomy 'A Ghost Is Born' LP. At Wilco's recent visit to Sessions, Tweedy joked about the rather sunny 'Sky,' "People look at the world so black and white" he told Spinner.com, "like 'Oh! Sober-happy record!' [or] 'Ohhh! On drugs, good art,' you know?"
The first in a series of six for the German automotive manufacturer, the commercial isn't the first licensing deal in which Wilco has been involved -- not by a longshot -- and the seasoned Americana rockers reminded fans of that on their official site post-outcry after the first commercial aired. "[We] have licensed hundreds of songs to television show and films worldwide." the band wrote. "And we feel okay about VWs. Several of us even drive them." Lesson: Get used to it, as well as five more upcoming car ads.Listen to the song!
Buy It on iTunes