Another band has been added to the fall tour roaster – Atomic Tom! Atomic Tom is a pop/rock band from Brooklyn – familiarize yourself with them before the tour and check out their music and facebook page HERE.
In case you missed the massive news post yesterday (if you did, pause right here, click HERE and go read it. Lots of info in there!) Vice Verses will start streaming live on the ESPN website in just TWO days.
As part of the agreement, the September 17 telecast will utilize only songs from Switchfoot’s new album Vice Verses, scheduled to be released on September 27. In addition, ESPN.com will offer the first opportunity for fans to hear the entire record through a free stream on its music page on September 17.
It’s true! The stream will be up for a week on ESPN.com – so… will you listen?
Jon and Tim stopped by Air1 recently, and while we shared photos and videos with you yesterday, we’ve got the interview for you today! Click right HERE to listen – really great interview, lots of fun. The boys talk about their relationship, the new album, Restless and Bono (of course).
Hey Australia fans – according to JB Hi-Fi Vice Verses will be released Down Under on September 23rd – 4 days early! Get it, get it, get it!
Speaking of Vice Verses, The Examiner posted a review of the new record – read an excerpt below and the full review HERE.
Vice Verses features twelve tracks including hard-rock ballads, electronic college rock (like early Switchfoot—especially marked in Beautiful Letdown), soulful ballads, and a couple tracks with 90’s influence, such as “Selling the News” speaking the confusion of the Age. Jon Foreman reminds us of the sensational news, “The idea that we are raising generations that are completely accustomed to watching wars on TV is a little bit frightening to me.”
It is a unique album that Switchfoot fans will love. It speaks directly to the heart. This life is full of pain and questions, but there is hope in it all. Though it’s not directly spoken of, we all know what that hope is.
Vice Verses is a collection of Psalms: singing praise, sorrow, a dirge. It tells the old, familiar story of Job, of Jesus Christ. We all suffer, we all die, yet we are God’s children, He resurrects us daily even though we don’t feel as though we are. It is God’s work in our lives that brings us to life. “I am restless…this body’s not my own, this world is not my home…when I reach the other side, I want to look you in the eye, and know that I arrived in a world where I belong,” Foreman sings.
We’ve got more of Switchfoot’s Fox & Friends show several weeks ago! Fox has posted their “After the Show: Rockin Out” video and this includes an interview with Jon, and performances of Stars and Dare You To Move – and something with Jon jumping over tables? Not sure on that one, I can’t get the video to work for me – but you can all watch it HERE! (Thanks Dan!)
Lastly – I FINALLY uploaded the Japanese Hello Hurricane Bonus tracks for you guys (and there was much rejoicing!) you can download them both in our media section – the 1st, their studio cover of “Lucky Man” is under the Covers section and the 2nd, “The Sound” acoustic is under the Acoustic section. Both songs are top notch – but the guitar part at 2:47 during The Sound acoustic has to be my favorite moment. Enjoy the tunes!