UPDATE: CONFIRMED – We just heard from the Switchfoot camp – “Afterlife” WILL be the second single from Vice Verses. However, the February date is unconfirmed, at this time.
Hey fans, we got some exciting news today! It looks like “Afterlife” has been selected as Switchfoot’s second mainstream single from Vice Verses. According to All Access, the song will be going for adds on the Alternative Radio format on February 28th:
Stoked! I think this is a smart choice. The song is appealing for a new listener – catchy enough to sing along with, and energetic enough to catch their attention. Whenever I play the album for a someone who doesn’t listen to Switchfoot, “Afterlife” tends to be the stand-out track for them. The opening hook and vocals are perfect for setting the song apart from the rest of the radio pack. Also, the song should be able to build nicely upon the rock success of Dark Horses. What do you guys think? Do you wish a different song had been chosen? Share in the comments below!
Speaking of Switchfoot’s singles – and Dark Horses specifically – the song was named one of the “10 Best Alternative Songs of 2011″ by AOL! (Thanks Claudia!)
The Top 10 Alternative Songs of 2011 contain a mix of old (Foo Fighters) and new (Foster the People) but it is fan favorite Coldplay that won the attention of our listeners this year. Check out the 10 alternative songs that rated highly on AOL Radio this year.07. ‘Dark Horses’Switchfoot has been a band that has become a darling in several formats but the core of their music has always been a driving alternative sound. On their new album “Hello Hurricane,” Switchfoot stripped away the pop and let their rock flag fly giving us an all-out guitar assault that solidified what we all already knew: Switchfoot is truly an alt rocker, so welcome back boys!
LOBHer Beau e-mailed in to let us know that Switchfoot’s coming to Hawaii this year! The guys will be playing a show at the HIM Honolulu Worship conference on March 23rd – the day before Chad’s birthday! You can bet they’ll be doing some surfing too while they’re there! Click HERE for more info on the show and to purchase tickets.
iTickets also has a few summer shows and festivals listed for Switchfoot – for more info and tickets, click HERE. (Thanks Kim!)
In case you DIDN’T know, the WWE has confirmed that “Dark Horses” is the official song of this year’s Royal Rumble that will take place in a couple of weeks. According to our friend Abisai, “This is a major event, since it is considered one of the top 4 Pay-per views that WWE holds. It should be great publicity for the guys since the WWE twitter is plugging it and promoting it. The tweet is as follows:
“@wwemusic: Two weeks left! “Dark Horses” by @switchfoot is the @WWE #RoyalRumble theme song! Grab your copy here #on@iTunesMusic http://ow.ly/8suQQ”
Abisai continues, “This isn’t the first time that WWE has chosen a Switchfoot song for a Pay-per View event, as they chose Bullet Soul as their official song for TLC 2009. (Link: http://vids.wwe.com/7426/wwe-tlc-bullet-soul-by-switchfoo)” Great promotion for the guys!