Joanna Newsom: commercial sensation???

Joanna Newsom

She'll sell you bras, and cell phones!

I was a little confused last year when my fave harpist Joanna Newsom was featured in a Victoria’s Secret ad. But yesterday at the gym — while probably watching an embarrassing VH1 show — I noticed Newsom’s dolphin-frequency vocals in another advertisement, this time for LG. What gives?! A little bit of Googling shows that Newsom’s “Clam Crab Cockle Cowrie” was featured in yet another commercial back in ’08.

Not to be a bitchy hipster, but I’m a little weirded out by Newsom’s apparent commercial appeal. Is she just broke, or what?