^There was my lame attempt at a clever title for the day… blechh.
Anyways… hello! We've got lots of news for you today! Let's tackle these, one by one, shall we?
UPDATE (11:09 AM PST):
We just heard back from EMI CMG, and "Always" is still going to Christian CHR. Here's what they had to say:
"Sure is! The band is actually working on a new version of the song…SO excited! look for it in a couple of weeks."
^Oh sweet! A new version... I wonder if this is a radio edit or a straight-up album version edit.
We have found "Mess of Me" single artwork!
^Isn't it beautiful? I have to thank our awesome writer, Bleah, for alerting me about this. THANKS! :)
Also, it will be available for digital download purchase on September 29, 2009, according to Amazon. That's impact day!
EMI CMG, the other half of the promotional powerhouse team that will unleash "Hello Hurricane" upon the world, posted a blog about "Mess of Me," which is going up for Christian Rock adds tomorrow. They also have a link to a new "Making of Hello Hurricane" DVd promo. Now, whether or not it works is yet to remain seen. I've tried countless times on my machine, and it has not worked. But others have reported better success with it.
The first single “Mess of Me” just released to Christian ROCK radio. It goes for adds on 9/25!
Behind the scenes :: The making of Hello Hurricane (4 min):
^If you can't view the video, ShineFM tweeted that they had an audio rip of it for your perusal.
- We've got a preview for Switchfoot's New Album Hello Hurricane the band talks about the album check it out http://bit.ly/12aF1M
Listen to it here:
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane Sampler.mp3 -
^Am I the only one who has fallen head over heels in love with "Always?"
Next, to commemorate the 7 weeks remaining until "Hello Hurricane" comes out, IndieVisionMusic is writing reviews of all seven studio albums by Switchfoot. Here's a clip from their "Legend of Chin" review:
Overall: Switchfoot’s debut set the stage for an impressive career and it’s a must-own for any fan of the band. Even those who are only familiar with their later work would do well to see where it all began. There’s a raw energy of their youth here and sometimes it is just fun to see where a band began. Whenever I spin The Legend of Chin I immediately get in an upbeat mood and listen intently for the great bass grooves and the lyrical play on words. It’s an entertaining listen and that’s how music should be.
Read the rest here
Continuing with the big-time press coverage, Switchfoot's "Hello Hurricane" release has been featured on the nationally renowned newspaper, The Los Angeles Times.
Here's an updated Tour poster for the Hello Hurricane Tour.
Also, here are more details about tour sales, from the latest Switchfoot email:
The Hello Hurricane Fall Tour is coming! We are playing some of our favorite venues across the country as an "An Evening with Switchfoot." We will be playing Hello Hurricane from start to finish, as well as some of our favorite songs from our past albums and a few surprises!
If you are a FRIEND OF THE FOOT or if you preordered the album, you will be emailed a code for the presale.
All presales start Thursday September 24th. If you are a FOTF or preordered the album you will be sent the presale link on Thursday Sept 24th. For general onsales, we will be posting this information on our website on Friday Sept 25th.
And lastly, here's a great quality video of Switchfoot playing "Dare You to Move" at Sonfest a few days back
September 23, 2009
(o) = same; no change
(+) = increase
(-) = decrease
KBZT 11 (+1)
WBRU 6 (+6)
Format: ACTIVE ROCK
WYBB 12 (o)
WIIL 5 (o)