Published May 14, 2008Indie-leaning acts selling songs to advertisers is nothing new. In fact, its a pretty common practice these days. Rarely, though, do bands completely rewrite a song to cater to corporate interests, yet thats exactly what Moldy Peaches have done with their song "Anyone Else But You.
In a new ad for the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, Moldy Peaches Kimya Dawson and Adam Green have reworked their Juno hit to deliver the advertisers "message. Now instead of lines like, "You're a part-time lover and a full-time friend/ The monkey on you're back is the latest trend you have, "Lets go ride a couple of dolphins/Or maybe play tennis/Or do some golfing. On the visual side, the new lines are set to flashy images of rich, white yuppies doing their vacation thing, and looking oh so happy while doing so.
The songs change-ups all come in attempts to coax you into booking a three-night stay at the resort "to experience the wonder (for the price of $299). Yet for Moldy Peaches fans, the ad will just likely leave them wondering how the duo could sink so low. But the answer to that is really quite simple: money likely a lot of it.
You can watch the video over at RollingStone.com by clicking here.