Yesterday, Switchfoot tweeted about getting to be featured on E! TV:
- E! TV is airing a @switchfoot segment about #hellohurricane 2morrow btween 6&9am, & again at 3pm. Set your dvr's!
- Or set your vhs, if ur old school like me, heh. & don't forget 2 preorder the album at switchfoot.com before it's 2 late!
Here's a video of the show from Youtube:
^Gotta love it. It definitely has on of those re-enactment feels, during the clips of the guys in the studio and recording. Is that even their studio?
But, great stuff.
On Switchfoot's Myspace, it appears that a new show date has been added:
October 30, 2009 at Tropicana Field.
^The boys are playing a big baseball stadium? That sounds like it could be a ton of fun!
Here's a video of Switchfoot's acoustic performance of "Hello Hurricane" during their visit to 99x a month or so ago. It's a great performance
Alternative Addiction did a story with Switchfoot, and here is an excerpt:
For their latest studio release, Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman says that the band has taken a darker approach to the record, right down to the album’s title, Hello Hurricane, which Foreman says is a metaphor for facing life’s challenges.
“For me it kind of represents that storms are the unknown that pass through our lives. Things that we do not want to happen will happen to us,” Foreman told Alternative Addiction in a recent interview. “I like the idea of greeting the storm and taking action. Acknowledging that we can’t stop these storms, we can only control the way we behave in light of theses storms.”
Musically, the album’s darker feel Foreman says is due to the heavy hours that the band spent in the studio recording the record, and the toll it took on the band. After recording nearly 4 albums worth of material and then skimming that material down to twelve tracks was a labor intensive process for the band.
Read the rest of the article here
Here's a video of Fiction Family's rehearsal for the Life Rolls On event that took place last Sunday.
"Mess of Me" Chart News for October 5, 2009
(o) = same; no change
(+) = increase
(-) = decrease
WBRU [Providence] 18 (o)
XTRA [San Diego] 13 (+2)
S021 [Sirius Satellite Radio] 13 ( -1)
KBZT [San Diego] 12 (+2)
KFMA [Tucson] (New this Week) 11 (+3)
WEND [Charlotte] 9 (+2)
WEQX [Albany, NY] 9 (-2)
WNNX [Atlanta] (o)
KYSR [Los Angeles] (o)
WLUM [Milwaukee] (o)
Format: ACTIVE ROCK
KZZQ [Salt Lake City] 14 (-1)
WYBB [Charleston] 10 (-1)
WRXW [Jackson] 9 (o)
WQXA [Harrisburg] (-)
WIIL [Chicago] (o)
Yes, friends. It's that time again! Exercise those fingers, and get ready to vote for Switchfoot.
- Go vote for "Mess of Me" on RadioU's Top Ten Most Wanted here. It is currently at 47.3% of the vote.. But we need to keep the ball rolling, and the only way to do that is to get on over there and vote! We're losing ground – can't let that happen guys! Let's go!
- KROQ (Los Angeles) is one of the most influential rock stations in the country. When they add a song, several other stations across the country take notice and follow suit. We need to get "Mess of Me" on there, in order to get this single off the ground. Go HERE to request it! Keep it up friends!
We'll post more voting opportunities as they come up, so keep checking back every day.