Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hear the radio edit of "Always" on AOL Radio!; new Switchfoot Youtube Channel

We are finally starting to hear info from the EMI CMG side of things for "Hello Hurricane!" Check out this blog from AOL radio about "Always" and then, head over to listen to it!

Switchfoot's 'Always,' is one of the two lead singles (the other 'Mess of Me') off their seventh studio album 'Hello Hurricane,' set to release Nov. 10. The song was written by lead vocalist Jon Foreman -- record producers Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Goo Goo Dolls) and Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette) also collaborated on this single. A piano-led tune, the breathtaking song starts out with Jon on piano with Tim Foreman on bass guitar, followed by Chad Butler's heavy drums in the second verse. Be sure to listen to their new single -- with 'Dare You to Move' similarities -- on AOL Radio's Top Christian station.

SWEET, right? So head over here to listen to the Christian station. You have to scroll through it awhile, but you'll eventually find it. If you don't, and reach your limit, you can always clear your cookies and keep going!

I scrolled through a few songs and found it. Let me tell you, it is different from the album version. It has more epic sweep, an actual instrumental interlude, and a shorter oo's bridge. I LOVE it, and shored up all the things the album version lacked. Be sure to listen up to it!

UPDATE (1:46 AM PAST): I got a recording of it! It sounds really good... should I share? ;)


There's also a new Switchfoot Email. Here it is in full:

Dear Amigos - 
NEW Switchfoot website and album preview
We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have launched our new website, which you can find at  In addition to the new site, we are going to be previewing album clips from HELLO HURRICANE over the next 12 days, starting today with a preview of "Needle And Haystack Life".  Log on, check out the songs, and let us know what you think.  We are very happy that we can share them with you.
NEW youtube channel and "Mess of Me" video premiere
We have launched a new youtube channel at  We need you to "subscribe" to this channel, because starting next Monday (Nov 2) we will be posting all our video content to this channel.  We are also going to premiere our new video for "Mess of Me", which we can't wait to share with you.  You have seen the 1st edit, now get ready for the final version.
Buy "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)" on ITUNES now
"The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)" is now available on ITUNES.  Click on this link to purchase.
Get tix to see Switchfoot on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Attention Switchfoot fans in Southern California!  Click here to get FREE tickets to see Switchfoot's outdoor performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Nov 13 in Los Angeles, CA.
Hello Hurricane Fall Tour - Onsale NOW
The HELLO HURRICANE FALL TOUR is onsale now!  We are heading to some of our favorite venues across the country as "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!
These shows are ON SALE NOW (Click on Venue Name to Purchase tickets):
11/8  El Cajon (San Diego), CA                 7th Anniversary 94.9 Bash - East County Performing Arts Center
11/11 West Hollywood, CA   The Roxy Theatre
11/13 Scottsdale, AZ              Martini Ranch
11/14 Tucson, AZ                   The Rock
11/16 Oklahoma City, OK      Diamond Ballroom
11/17 Dallas, TX                    House of Blues
11/18 Austin, TX                    The Parish 
11/20 Houston, TX                 Warehouse Live
11/21 New Orleans, LA          Parish @ House of Blues
11/22 Nashville, TN                Exit In
11/24 Atlanta, GA                    The Loft at Center Stage
11/27 Anaheim, CA                House of Blues
11/28 Ventura, CA                  Majestic Ventura Theater
12/3 Charlotte, NC                  Amos' Southend
12/4 Asheville, NC                 The Orange Peel (JUST ADDED!)        
12/5 Richmond, VA                WDYL Snowball @ The National
12/7 Baltimore, MD                 Rams Head Live
12/8 New York, NY                 The Fillmore Irving Plaza
12/9 Boston, MA                      Paradise Rock Club
**support will be added
In order to receive HELLO HURRICANE on Nov 10th, you need to preorder BY FRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH. Also, there is only a limited # of The Collector's Edition, so make sure to preorder now! There are 5 different ways to buy HELLO HURRICANE, and no matter which option you choose, you immediately receive the following FREE:
1.  Mp3 download of "Mess Of Me"
2.  Mess Of Me (live in studio video)
3.  Oh! Gravity (video from upcoming live DVD)
4.  Meant To Live (video from upcoming live DVD)
5.  Stars (video from upcoming live DVD)
Click here to learn more about the preorder.
As always, thanks for listening, and Hello Hurricane!
- Tim, Chad, Jon, Jerome and Drew


I know we've all now read the email, but as a fellow Switchfoot fan, I'd like to remind and urge you all to help with the transition to the new Youtube channel by SUBSCRIBING.

Youtube is a very important avenue for promotion, and if you'll notice, this new Switchfoot channel has over 41,000 subscribers (THANK YOU SONY), significantly more than the switchfootpodcast one had. This will definitely give the upcoming new Switchfoot videos a boost every time they are posted, and will help us significantly when the official "Mess of Me" video debuts there on Monday.

So please, take some time to head on over and subscribe, add to the count, and be ready to promote Switchfoot like crazy. This will be awesome!



"Mess of Me" holds at No. 38 on the Alternative Rock charts.



Keep it up friends! For motivation, go here. hehe...

Anyways, we need to keep the heat on. "Hello Hurricane" drops in a little over 11 days! Let's give it a huge promotional push!

- Take some time to rate, comment, and share the new video for the Blackberry Storm, with features "The Sound" and clips from the official "Mess of Me" video on it. We've posted it on the sidebar, and it's gotten over 39,000 hits in just one day. That's impressive!

- 98.7 (Los Angeles) Badass 8 We still haven't cracked it, but we need to put pressure on. VOTE.

- 91x (San Diego) Christy Taylor's REALLY BIG Countdown "Mess of Me" was no. 1 again! Great job friends!! Keep requesting each day to keep it there!

- RadioU's Top Ten Most Wanted. We have regained the top spot! Well done! Let's keep it that way!

- We need to get "Mess of Me" on to KROQ, in order to get this single off the ground. Go HERE to request it! Keep it up friends! Don't slow down, WE NEED THIS.


Go here to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with!

1 comment:

Umbrellaman said...

YES SHARE THE LINK TO THE DOWNLOAD! I cannot take repeatedly skipping through the dumb AOL Radio!