Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Switchfoot can now be called official Twitter fanatics; get a shoutout from Jimmy Eat World

Switchfoot hasn't been busy only on mixing, overdubbing, and finalizing their new album. They've also been busy getting familiar with Twitter and their Twitter followers. Here's a rundown of what they did in what was a rather busy day of tweeting and rockin' the Supro guitar.

March 31st:

- Just added myself to the http://wefollow.com twitter directory under: #Music #Web #Blogger

- Amigos, thanks for welcoming us to the twitter family, we're following you now too (or will be by the end of the day... still working on it)

- Recording here in LA with Mike Elizondo... Jon + old Supro guitar = awesome! http://twitpic.com/2niao

Jimmy Eat World is also on Twitter, and they posted a great shout-out to their @switchfoot buddies on their own feed:

- jimmyeatworld check out some friends of ours on twitter: @switchfoot - good dudes, good rock.

Switchfoot replied soon after with a <3ing response (haha):

- @jimmyeatworld thanks for the shout zach. The foot <3 jimmy eat world. Wow, I've never made an e-heart before, not sure how I feel about it

<3 LOL.

Anyways, carrying on, the Switchfoot guys were thinking of streaming a song on their twitter and took requests. Here's what went down:

- thinking of streaming a song here, maybe any suggestions?

- oh yeah, sorry. an old song. we're still finishing the new ones, heh.

- the requests were pretty varied, but we got 3 in a row for shadow. this goes out to @GoatsOnBoats, who was first: ♫ http://twt.fm/21244


So it looks like the guys are really enjoying this whole Twitter thing. Hopefully this will keep going, because this increased connection with the fans is definitely going to be beneficial as the months draw nearer to a brand new Switchfoot album release.

For now, make sure you get singed up and follow them, because the more the merrier, as people like to say.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Switchfoot heading to LA today to mix the record!

Via Twitter:

March 29, 2009: Wierd weather in San diego today. Had an amazing weekend, heading to la tomorrow.


Tomorrow meaning today. So we'll keep you posted if we hear anything coming out of the Switchfoot camp, and if there's any news. Be sure to keep checking back, friends! The final push has begun... it won't be long until we start hearing some tunes.

UPDATE (11:14 PM PST): Switchfoot has been tweeting like crazy from the studio in Los Angeles, where they are mixing their new and upcoming record. Here's what they've said today:

March 30, 2009:

- Ghostridin' the whip on the 405... http://twitpic.com/2m2rp

- Keyworld, party time, excellent. http://twitpic.com/2m6fk

- Chad hits so hard it makes my stomach hurt. http://twitpic.com/2m7d2

- We get by with a little help from our friends: napoleon d, yoda, lennon, and neves. Oh, and dont forget the tambo! http://twitpic.com/2mawz

- Drew and mike elizondo, while drew's guitar gently weeps. http://twitpic.com/2modz

- Amigos, we're pretty new to the whole twit. fam, and we would love it if you would spread the love and tell your friends about @switchfoot.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Of pollo asada's and chiropractor's flyers... a day in the life of Switchfoot

Yupp! It seemed that random. Twitter updates!:

March 27, 2009:

- Devouring this pollo asada plate like there's no tomorrow, or at least like I skipped lunch and dinner. Feeling so satisfied now, wow. -tim

- Chad is singing some sweet low vocals, I thought barry white had walked into the studio.

March 28, 2009

I kinda tweaked my back trying to grab a flyer off my windshield without leaving the driver's seat... the flyer was for a chiropractor, ha.

Um... oops? haha.


Speaking of twitter/status updates and the like, Jon Foreman updated his Facebook status saying:

Next month technically starts in 4 days. Exciting times; I believe we can start anticipating a new single by May, or possibly late April! Stay tuned.

Friday, March 27, 2009

"Jon sang some very special vocals..."

Switchfoot updated their twitter this morning at 3:15 AM Pacific time. Holy...

March 27, 2009: Wow, 3:15 am. Sometimes it's just so hard to quit. I'm pretty beat. Jon sang some very special vocals tonight, really pushing himself. Nite!

Ah! The inspiration that we hear about so often that comes in the wee hours of the morning... EPIC!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Switchfoot finishing up a song called "Red Eyes"


March 26, 2009: Finishing a song called red eyes, an appropriate song title for late night recording. -tim http://twitpic.com/2gehj

I think some may recognize the name of the song. well, that's probably because if you've paused the Switchfoot Podcast 6 at the right moment, you would've seen this:

...from the Oh! Gravity. song selection session. "Red Eyes" was considered for that album, but it looks like it's finally getting its chance here. I'm sure that if it was able to stay around since the Oh! Gravity. sessions, it'll be a great track.

For more about the New Album, click here!

Oh, and here you can watch Podcast 6 again, for old times' sake.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Switchfoot Twitter Updates; Happy Birthday Chad Butler!


Today is Switchfoot drummer extraordinaire Chad Butler's birthday! The animal turns 35 today! Also going on today are some twitter updates from the band:

March 24:

- Oh yeah, the new video podcast is up today, at switchfoot.com and iTunes. Enjoy, and sleep well amigos. Time to rest my ears, -tim

- Sun is out, feet are sandy. I can already tell it's gonna be a pretty good day.

^plus, it was the day Chad was born, so it already IS a good day.

Happy birthday Chad Butler! Hope you have a great one. Keep rockin'!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Switchfoot Official Podcast No. 38 is up!



Plus, some exciting new Twitter Updates:

March 23, 2009

Good day sunshine, bah da da...! Putting the final touches on songs this week, then off to la to finish 3 more and start mixing!

Tim is bassin' it up so hard on the old thunderstick that the computer can't keep up... Sounding awesome! http://twitpic.com/2dz7a
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So looks like final overdubs are happening this week. It's only a matter of time before we get an official announcement that the new album is FINISHED. Exciting times, indeed.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Holding a cdr in my hand..."

One of the Switchfoot members twittered again:

March 20: Powering down for the weekend, holding a cdr in my hand that is sounding really exciting right now. Gonna be fun to play these tunes live!

Wow, the tunes are already cdr-ready. I know I suppose they could still be rough mixes, but these songs are apparently cohesive enough to the point where the band is starting to think of playing them live! So ready!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Twitter Updates

That seems to be all the news we're getting these days. But it's all great news!

March 18: Official Update: Reminder that our CA shows with Dave Matthews Band are now on-sale. http://switchfoot.com - (@dalemanning)

March 19: Keith has graced our studio with his face, his vibe, and his incredible cello abilities... http://twitpic.com/28gz9

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March 19: http://twitpic.com/29g2m

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Rock-o-meter approves of the new Switchfoot album

YAY for constant twitter updates!

The rock-o-meter says yes. It feels good to be clocking in, at midnight, to the best job in the world. Sleep well. http://twitpic.com/27j17

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Switchfoot Las Vegas Photos!

The LAX Nightclub uploaded photos from Switchfoot's performance there on Saturday. Looked like a wild time!

Go here for the full gallery.

Here are a few of my faves:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Switchfoot plays Vegas and twitters about it..

Hellooo las vegas. Backstage and ready for rock. Good to be out of the studio, but eager to dive back in Mon. -tf http://twitpic.com/23wjj
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My Vegas Scene was on it:

Their number one song, “Meant to Live” is what they opened up their performance with to kick off the night and followed with hits for the next thirty minutes, ending with “Dare You to Move”.

After their performance, the members of Switchfoot went to their VIP loft where they had Belvedere cocktails and enjoyed the Vegas nightlife scene at LAX Nightclub Las Vegas.

Looked like a great show!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Switchfoot, old amps, and Vegas!

New twitter update:

March 10: Getting nutty with old little amps into the early morn. Heading to vegas in a few hours. Peace on your weekend.-tf http://twitpic.com/22yj0

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Quick, new update

The guys sent out a new email today. Here's what it said:

Switchfoot in Studio

hello friends,

"We are home recording again! It feels like we are rounding 3rd base and can see homeplate coming into view. When the dust settles I hope you guys enjoy these songs as much as we are enjoying the process." - Chad

We will be hitting the road throughout the U S of A this Spring and Summer, and we have some exciting new shows to announce. We will be playing a HOMETOWN SHOW in San Diego on Friday June 26 at the Del Mar Fairground. Stay tuned for onsale and show info.

And, the 5th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Has Been Set for Saturday June
27th, 2009. This is a FREE beach event open to the public with a surf
contest, concert, and vendors. The Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while also benefiting a local children's charity through funds raised at an auction night event, as well as from vendors on the beach day-of,
sponsorships, and an after-party at the Belly Up Tavern.

We are delighted to announce that this year's event will again benefit the San Diego and Oceanside branches of StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization that started right here in San Diego and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids. (www.standupforkids.org)

Stay tuned for more info on this exciting event. http://www.switchfoot.com/bro-am

Also, we are playing 2 shows with Dave Matthews Band on September 12 in Chula Vista, CA and September 13 in Irvine, CA. Both of these go ON SALE this this morning. Complete show and ticketing info is listed below.

Do you Twitter? The band does, and its becoming one of the best ways for the band to stay in touch with YOU!

Oh btw,
(Check out tour dates on switchfoot.com)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

LOBH/FOTF reports the Switchfoot albums "THIS CLOSE" to being done!

From Land of Broken Hearts:

The new Switchfoot album is ALMOST DONE! The guys posted a new video on Friends of the Foot, letting everyone know the album was *this close* to being finished. They've just got some "overdubs and a little bit of tracking" left. According to Tim, "it's coming in REAL hot."

And, speaking of those overdubs, the Switchfoot guys twittered about some gang vocals they recorded yesterday with local San Diegan surfing legend Rob Machado.

March 11: Gang vocals with some help from rob machado, who sounds almost as good as he surfs. Record is feeling really great... http://twitpic.com ...

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(New Switchfoot Album timeline updated!)


This is great news; I'm pretty sure it's a safe bet to expect this album to be done by the end of this month. This will give them a month to set up a long-term marketing plan, and possibly put out a brand new single in mid-April or May.

Then again, this is traditionally what would've happened on a major label, but considering that Switchfoot is independent now, this whole process might actually be accelerated. It will depend on what ATO has in store. In all honesty, I hope they give Switchfoot a harder push than they did with Fiction Family. I've been toying with the idea of writing up a piece about how incredibly important the success of this album could be for the guys' future. We'll see how that turns out...

What do you all think??

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

they fought the law...

...and the law won.

March 1: Nothing like getting pulled over at 1:15 am on the way home from the studio... -tf http://twitpic.com/1z2zzabout

Oops. Hope it wasn't too bad Tim!

Monday, March 9, 2009

It takes four switchfeed to record a guitar track...

New Twitter post!

March 9, 2009: How many switchfeet does it take to record a guitar track? At least 4, apparently. http://twitpic.com/1yvs9

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Switchfoot twittering away...

Yupp! So thanks to the new Twitter feed, we know that Jon and Tim Foreman have been flying with the Blue Angels and that Jon is rockin' a Telecaster. Pics and feed stories below:

March 4: Oh, by the way, jon and I are about to ride in f-18 fighter jets with the blue angels. WHAT??!! http://twitpic.com/1ub4x

March 5: My "before" picture... not nearly as green as the "after" shot. Jon was a champ, I blacked out and puked! -tf http://twitpic.com/1v8ml

March 6: Back at it. Done with jets for a while, I think we're better at playing guitars. Clarity tour in town tonight! -tf http://twitpic.com/1vvjj

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Switchfoot "rounding 3rd base" and nearing home plate (for the new album)!

Chad Butler posted a blog for the Friends of the Foot. It is here for all of us non-fotfers, courtesy of Land of Broken Hearts.

Stu stu studio! Here's a look at the day from the lens of a drummer. We are home recording with our new friend (and ace engineer) Ryan Peterson. Some friends stopped by to listen last night and asked how far along in the recording process we are... it felt good to say we are rounding 3rd base and can see homeplate coming into view. When the dust settles I hope you guys enjoy these songs as much as we are enjoying the process. Ok, gotta go play some beats...


Another engineer to add to the mix. He's also a producer and drummer, and you can check out/find out more about him on his myspace

He's done mixing work for the Highschool Musical 2 soundtrack, and has played drums on several Hanson tracks.

So we are nearing the home stretch, the album is almost done. The long-awaited seventh studio album by Switchfoot is on the horizon, or almost. Need to get caught up on how this album got made? Check out our comprehensive time line, which has been updated with this new information!


Keep voting for Fiction Family on mtvu. We have two more days to catch up, and are at 19%! Vote vote vote!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Keep Up the Voting for the MTVu Freshmen!

Let's have at it! We made 14% of ground in one day. Let's keep voting our heads off friends!

Spread the word by embedding the banner on your blogs, myspaces, and other various social networking sites you own!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Vote for Fiction Family on MTVU's Freshman Video

here. Right now, we're at a measly 2%. Vote to get it up! You can vote multiple times!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Jon Foreman co-writes a song with Amy Grant? Fiction Family radio show and a new Switchfoot tweet!

Here's the song:


All of this information courtesy of LOBH. Thoughts? Ideas?


Fiction Family did a radio show in early February for the Triple-A station 103.7 the Mountain.



And lastly, Switchfoot posted a new twitter post:

Happy Monday friends. The sun is shining and the guitars are loud. -tf http://twitpic.com/1t4o6

Sunday, March 1, 2009

somewhat oldish Switchfoot FUSE interview

It was from last year, for Creation 08, but FUSE just now posted it so here it is. That's it for our abbreviated Sunday update.