So, if you've been dying to hear the actual, entire intro for the song "Hello Hurricane" in all its studio-glossy glory, look (and hear) no further! Thanks Jon Foreman for these tweets from July 16 and 17:
- About to take the stage in little rock, AR. http://yfrog.com/7hrtoj
- a video of our night in Little Rock, thanks for a great evenin' -jon http://twitvid.com/4164C
be sure to follow them, if you haven't already to see more updates like this.
As a final tribute to our dear old friend, the "Oh! Gravity. guitar," here is a video of it's death at the hands of Jon Foreman, who seemed a bit too happy while destroying the poor thing. Well, here it is:
^Rest in pieces (sorry, a bit soon?), old friend. :)
AH ok. Now onto the here and now. "Hello Hurricane" promotion season was kicked into high gear quite rapidly yesterday when Corey Vidal posted the first video in his series. We had a giant call-to-arms, and you all delivered ADMIRABLY.
Here is the damage we Footsoldiers inflicted on the video:
HONORS (as of Sunday, July 19, 2009 at Midnight)
#1 - Most Discussed (Today) - Canada
#13 - Most Discussed (Today)
#1 - Most Discussed (Today) - Entertainment - Canada
#5 - Most Discussed (Today) - Entertainment
#54 - Most Discussed (This Week) - Canada
#10 - Most Discussed (This Week) - Entertainment - Canada
#73 - Most Discussed (This Month) - Entertainment - Canada
#95 - Most Viewed (Today) - Netherlands
#93 - Most Viewed (Today) - Entertainment - Canada
#75 - Most Viewed (Today) - Entertainment
#10 - Most Viewed (Today) - Entertainment - Netherlands
#86 - Most Viewed (Today) - Entertainment - Sweden
#9 - Top Favorited (Today) - Canada
#1 - Top Favorited (Today) - Entertainment - Canada
#42 - Top Favorited (Today) - Entertainment
#33 - Top Favorited (This Week) - Entertainment - Canada
#11 - Top Rated (Today) - Canada
#1 - Top Rated (Today) - Entertainment - Canada
#44 - Top Rated (Today) - Entertainment
#52 - Top Rated (This Week) - Canada
#6 - Top Rated (This Week) - Entertainment - Canada
#85 - Top Rated (This Month) - Entertainment - Canada
^Phenomenal work friends!
Now, here's a bit more background explaining all this chaos, direct from Switchfoot.com
7.16.09: "Hello Hurricane - The Beginning"
Switchfoot's new album is now 100% finished. To insure its safe transport from NYC to the band, we have enlisted a good friend to hand deliver the CD to the band on the west coast. The best part....our friend is up for playing some of the new tracks for you. Click here to learn more about our friend - http://www.youtube.com/user/switchfootpodcast
Here is his proposed itinerary across the US (http://tinyurl.com/youtuberoadtrip). As you can see, his journey has already begun. You can follow this adventure via Switchfoot.com, where the guys will be "tweeting" about it. Make sure to sign up to receive all the band's "tweets", as Corey's itinerary may change. And, if you haven’t emailed us already, please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are chosen to host a listening party, we will reach out to you via email. Please make sure to include your city, state and zip code.
Corey has also let us know he may be stopping at certain stores, restaurants, parks, venues, etc…and simply blasting the new album from his car…we will let you know when that happens as well.
As always, thanks for listening. - Tim, Chad, Jon, Jerome and Drew
Hopefully that clears things up a lot better for those of you who are still confused about it all. I think its a genius idea and will net SO MUCH exposure for the band and for Corey Vidal, the new Youtube manager for them.
We didn't reach our goal with this first video (namely, to reach No. 1 on at least one world-wide honors category to reach Youtube's home page), but we came pretty darn close. Next time, when video no. 2 comes out, we are going to hit them even harder and accomplish our goal!
For now, give yourselves a nice pat on the back for a job well done. We'll get it next time.
"Sweet? Sweet." - Andy Barron
Have a great Sunday.