Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Your Love Is a Song" on One Tree Hill

Have you voted for Switchfoot's "Mess of Me" and "Hello Hurricane" on Alternative Addiction's year end awards? If not, please do so. It only counts one vote, so you only need to do it once. :)


Thanks to our friend, Deborah, we have the clip of the scenes at the end of this week's episode of One Tree Hill. "Your Love Is a Song" is interspersed into it!

^Not gonna lie, awkward placement for the song, but hey! It's exposure.

Also, the iTunes charts are responding. "Your Love Is a Song" has reached No. 19 on the Alternative songs chart.

Here's an episode of the One Tree Hill podcast, featuring an interview with Jon Foreman. Click here to listen or download it.


We also hear from andy (not barron) from the boards that "Bullet Soul" is now being used as the theme song the WWE TLC (Tables Ladders and Chairs) PPV wrestling event. WOW. This exposure is getting nuts... hopefully "Mess of Me" keeps it going at radio...


Also, "This Is Home" is the theme song for the ABC show "Find my Family." SWEET.


Check out another set of photos from the Anaheim show. A TON of talented photographers were at that show, apparently. So good.


SceneSC reviewed "Hello Hurricane" in advance of the Switchfoot shows hitting Asheville and Charlotte this week.

Switchfoot returns to Asheville and Charlotte with a brand new album and DVD.

Lately at Scene SC there has been a lot of discussion about the music of the past decade, and no such discussion would be complete without Switchfoot. The band broke into the mainstream in 2003 with A Beautiful Letdown, riding hit single “Meant to Live” to double platinum status. The success of the album propelled the band to national tours and four more releases in the 2000’s, including an independently released “Best of” album. The guys recently followed up their 2006 release Oh Gravity with Hello Hurricane, and by all accounts it is another solid effort.

Switchfoot was first recognized for their unique blend of synth and energetic rock. While Oh Gravity bucked the drum machines and synth sounds for a raw approach, Hello Hurricane is a return to form. This is evidenced from the start, as the opener “Needle and Haystack Life” teases a big rock explosion but transitions seamlessly into a drum machine backed verse. It doesn’t take long for the song to reach the energy expected from Switchfoot, and from there the album rarely lets up. John Foreman’s signature vocal style shines throughout, especially on rocker “The Sound,” which is possibly one of the best “fist pumping in the air” songs that Switchfoot has put out. These high flying rockers are what Switchfoot is perhaps best known for, but they are as comfortable making noise as they are with the stirring string laden track “Always” and the somber, yet dynamic synth driven track “Sing It Out.”

Read the rest here



"Mess of Me" held at No. 25, but the spins have slowed way down again, with the holidays coming up. We'll keep you updated.



Keep it up guys! We're doing a great job!

- Request "Mess of Me" on Sirius Alt Nation. We didn't make the countdown this weekend, but that's only because we started late last week. Let's do it this week!

- Alternative Addiction: What we need to do is,

- Fill-in vote "Mess of Me" in the box, after voting for one of the artists already in the countdown.


- Request the song here. Scroll down, then simply press the "request" link.

- The Christian Rock 20 Poll. (NO. 1!)

- WRRV (NO. 1!)

- 98.7 (Los Angeles) Badass 8 (No. 2!)

- 91x (San Diego) Christy Taylor's REALLY BIG Countdown (No. 5)

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

- Steelroots


Again, please also go here to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with!! This is our time to shine, friends!

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