The Wall Street Journal apparently is pretty clueless when it comes to music, but they've got some great nuggets for Switchfoot fans to eat up:
Jon Foreman will have about 50 of his songs recorded and available later this year. Over a cup of tea at the Eastport Café a little while ago, he told me 24 new compositions will appear on his solo EPs “Spring,” which will be released in April, and “Summer,” which he’ll be recording later this month. Another batch will turn up on an album by Fiction Family, a joint project of Mr. Foreman and Nickel Creek’s Sean Watkins. And a dozen to 15 more will be on the new Switchfoot album, which will no doubt please the 2.7 million fans who bought the band’s last CD, “Beautiful Letdown.” Switchfoot is in the process of finalizing its song selection and will enter the studio soon, Mr. Foreman told me. Then the band will look for a label; Switchfoot has left Columbia.
Mr. Foreman isn’t worried about overworking. “I’m the guy in the band who, after rehearsal, is always shouting, ‘Do you want to play some more?’
Weeding out the incorrect information (24 songs on the Spring and summer? Uh, more like 12; The Beautiful Letdown was the bands last cd? er... no...), we have a new name for The Real SeanJon project. Sean and Jon will go under the new moniker, "Fiction Family."
And the last sentence made me kind of chuckle: "Then the band will look for a label; Switchfoot has left Columbia." hah... The band has their own label! And they're working with frickin' ATO Records baby!!! W00t!
EDIT: Looks like the name change is official.
Fiction Family Myspace