Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"The Sound" on KROQ Most Requested list; Jon Foreman shares thoughts on police incident

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New KROQ Music Feature. Stryker's No. 1 Video. No. 5 most played song last week.

In what has been an unprecedented push, "The Sound" has been getting tons of play and coverage on KROQ and it's website! This is one of, if not THE biggest alternative rock station in the country, so getting played on it is like a ticket to the big time!

The reaction has been positive from the station's listeners as well, as it is Stryker's No. 1 requested song of the week! Be sure to head over and give them a thank you/nice comment. The more positive feedback, the better!

Let's keep this up. There's a request link where you can fill in requests, and this also goes towards KROQ's Furious 5 at 9 countdown every weeknight, which tallies top requested songs of the day. Footsoldiers, it's our time to shine! So head over and request it now!


Speaking of radio, "Your Love Is a Song" has gotten Switchfoot featured on Your 1063 (WCDA) as the Artist of the Week. LINK.


It's been a weird couple days for Jon Foreman, who has seen the media pick up the story of his police removal from an aftershow the other day in Tampa.

Allaccess did a quick little Q&A with Jon. Here it is below:

In the YOUTUBE video the cop mentions telling you to leave earlier. Did you know he was there earlier? Or were you playing and unaware of his request? The video is a bit confusing on that note. What really happened?

FOREMAN: Many times on tour I play a few tunes acoustic after our show when time allows. These after-shows are all about the love of the music: all acoustic, no amps, no mics, no tickets, just a couple tunes and whoever wants to listen. I see it as a chance to connect with music in a different way. I was playing in the parking lot outside of the amphitheater we'd just played. There were tons of folks still leaving the venue and the police car didn't really catch my attention until the officer began to yell at us to leave. He references telling me "one more song" but he must have talked to someone else. I had never spoken with the officer before.

Read the rest of it HERE.

To hear Jon's direct thoughts, head over to his latest Huffington Post entry, where he puts a close to this whole controversy with his side of the story and other thoughts.


Oh by the way, Switchfoot is still out on tour with the Goo Goo Dolls. You know it's been busy in footland when the tour takes a back seat in the news. Anyhow, here's a video of the band covering Tom Petty's "Won't Back Down" in Tampa (8-15-10).

Oh and in case you wanted a slightly better listen to "Dark Horses," here's another Jacksonville soundcheck video of the song

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