The makers of the candies that melt in your mouth and not in your hand have embraced indie rock: A new, gently psychedelic M&M's commercial features Iron and Wine's cover of the Postal Service's hit "Such Great Heights," of "Garden State" soundtrack fame and coffee-shop ubiquity. You can watch it in Quicktime or Windows Media formats.
To celebrate the release of his amazing new record, "La Forêt," Xiu Xiu's brilliant and bizarre Jamie Stewart has created a contest run through Insound.com that suits his unusual style. To enter the contest, take a picture with as many grapes in your mouth as you can fit and e-mail it to Insound. If your picture is one of 12 that is, according to Stewart, "closest to ecstasy," you'll receive a prize package of his design. The contest ends tomorrow, so get snapping.
In case you missed the original broadcast, all the performances from the July 2 Live Aid festival are available for Quicktime download here.
-- Joe Charap