from the switchfoot.com homepage!
WIN A CHANCE TO BUILD A HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOUSE WITH SWITCHFOOT and THE MUSIC BUILDS TOUR!
INVITE YOU TO WIN A CHANCE TO BUILD A HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOUSE WITH BANDS ON
THE MUSIC BUILDS TOUR!
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO WIN.....
From August 5 through August 15th, you can win a trip to join SWITCHFOOT, THIRD
DAY, JARS OF CLAY AND ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND as they build a house
alongside a Habitat for Humanity partner homeowner family.
TO ENTER: Add the donation badge found at www.myspace.com/musicbuilds to your
MySpace page. Then get your Friends to donate or copy the badge. On August
15th, 2008 the two fans who have collected the greatest number of donations
through their network of Friends will be the winners.
THE PRIZES: One winner will build at a Habitat for Humanity site in
Indianapolis on August 22, 2008 and a second winner will build at a Habitat
for Humanity site in Nashville on September 21, 2008. Winners will be VIP
guests at the Music Builds Tour on the same night as their build with great
seats to the show, as well as special band merchandise.
Winners will also receive a $1000.00 American Express gift card to cover
travel and accommodations. MUST BE 18 or over to enter the contest.
For additional information and to get the donation badge, visit
www.myspace.com/musicbuilds between August 5 and 15th. Then check back to
see if you've won!!
Visit www.ebay.com/musicbuildstour from August 5-15 to bid on a chance to
Join the bands from the Music Builds Tour and Habitat as they build in Indianapolis
or Nashville. Prizes will include: *2 build slots for winner and guest * 2 VIP Tickets to the Music Builds Tour show that evening in corresponding city
*Special Band Merchandise
AND WIN A CHANCE TO BE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE BANDS:
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BID ON YOUR VIP CONCERT EXPERIENCE WITH 100%
PROCEEDS GOING TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AFFILIATES
We hope you will support Habitat for Humanity by bidding on the auctions.
Winners will receive a once in a lifetime concert experience including two
premium tickets to the show (exact locations are shown in listing), a private
meet and greet with the bands, and special tour merchandise. Through a
program run by Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity, proceeds from this auction will
benefit Habitat for Humanity local affiliates in cities where the Music Builds
Tour will play this summer and fall, and we are the beneficiary of this one!
Now that you know about this great auction, you can do YOUR part by helping us
spread the word. Please feel free to forward to everyone you know and
encourage them to bid often before the auction ends on August 15th.
Chad from Switchfoot: "We dreamed up The Music Builds Tour along with a few
friends of ours whose main commonality is a dream to see this world change
for the better. Different bands, different backgrounds, one goal: A traveling
festival to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. We think
very highly of the people who listen to our music. We are grateful for the open
minded audience who have embraced our songs and allowed us to push the
boundaries of where the music can go. We invite you to put differences in
musical taste aside and focus on our commonalities: we all want to see this
world change for the better. We hope that you'll come with us on this next
part of the journey and get involved in something much bigger than
Exciting opportunity! Go enter!
It's time for the San Diego Music Awards 2008. LOBH posted the nominations, and Switchfoot is up for two awards this year:
Song of the Year
Grand Ole Party - Look, Young, Son
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Slightly Stoopid - 2am
Switchfoot - This is Home
The Muslims - Extinction
The Night Marchers - Who's Lady R U
Tristan Prettyman - Hello
Artist of the Year
Angels & Airwaves
As I Lay Dying
Grand Ole Party
we're gonna be allowed to vote, (like last year), so be ready! The polls go up in just a little while!
I'm torn... I kinda like "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz... definitely one of my favorite songs, especially with the remake for this year's new album... but "This Is Home" will definitely have my vote!
And now, for some of my reaction (for anyone interested) to the Billboard.com article that was reposted here in its entirety yesterday:
"Amid a flurry of group and individual projects, Switchfoot is eyeballing a spring 2009 release for its next album -- the San Diego rockers first since 2006's "Oh! Gravity" and since leaving Columbia to start its own label, the ATO-distributed Lowercase People Records. "
-I'm loving "the ATO-distributed Lowercase People Records" line. It's finally officially confirmed, after much lallygagging and theorizing and obsessing over on my end. woo... finally. Spring 2009 seems a long way off, but it'll be on us very very soon.
"There are so many different directions we can go in," frontman Jon Foreman tells Billboard.com. "One of the songs has a (Led) Zeppelin feel. One of them has more of a Devo feel. So it's Led Devo, or something along those lines. I feel like the headspace we're in now, the glass ceiling's been shattered. We're excited to see how far we can take this thing."
-Loving the Zeppelin direction... not really feeling the Devo... We'll see. As long as the guys are amped and stoked, it should turn out great!
"Foreman says Switchfoot has tried working with several producers, including Failure's Ken Andrews and Charlie Peacock, but ultimately decided to produce the album itself. "I feel like we've got a fairly firm grip on what we want do," Foreman says, "and I feel like we can get there on our own."
-This is a pretty bold step. This will be the first time Switchfoot goes it entirely alone in the studio. You gotta love how the band has a clear vision of where they want to go with this record. I'm sure Charlie Peacock will still be involved, but only in the Executive Producer role.
"The band has also taken an active role in helping Columbia compile a greatest hits album for release this fall, which will likely include "This Is Home," Switchfoot's contribution to the soundtrack of "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian."
"We want to make sure if it's got our name on it (that) it's a product we like," Foreman says, "so we're trying to steer (Columbia) in the right direction.""
-Makes a lot more sense now. Originally, the idea of Sparrow putting out a Greatest Hits album for Switchfoot made little sense, but again, we find Switchfoot's old label at it again, putting out Switchfoot material post-band-leaving. At least the band is allowed to give input... should turn out great!
"Foreman, meanwhile, has been busy on his own. He recently completed a series of four seasonal-themed EPs and is allowing fans to help him choose their favorite tracks for a compilation, "Limbs and Branches," that's also expected out this fall.
And he and Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins are putting the finishing touches on the first album by their side project, Fiction Family, which they hope to get out before the end of the year in front of an early 2009 tour."
-Fiction Family!! It's been way to long, and I'm really hoping the Starbucks deal comes through. That's a ton of exposure, should it happen.
Lots of great music to look forward to! Be Uber excited!