Switchfoot Interviewed At The Greek Theatre

Switchfoot

Rockerrazzi interviewed Switchfoot at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Chad Butler and Drew Shirley talked about their one prior show at the venue, the first album they ever purchased, seeing U2 growing up, and advice they’d have for aspiring musicians. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Switchfoot ‘The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues)’ Video

Switchfoot floating

Switchfoot are out with the video to their new single ‘The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues)’, off the San Diego, California rock band’s seventh studio album ‘Hello Hurricane’, out lowercase people records/Atlantic.

Frontman Jon Foreman had this to say about the song and the man it is about:

John M. Perkins is an American civil rights leader. Born in Mississippi to a sharecropper, he grew up in the dire poverty and bitter racism of the time. At the age of 17 his older brother was murdered at the hands of a town marshall, so he fled the state vowing never to return. Yet in 1960 Dr. Perkins and his wife, Vera Mae Perkins, felt compelled to go back to help the poor in rural Mississippi. Since then, Dr. Perkins has written numerous books, lectured across the world and has devoted his life to community development and racial reconciliation throughout the world. Dr. Perkins turns 80 on June 16th….this video is a tribute to his compassionate commitment to love the oppressed and the oppressor. His life is living proof that love does conquer all, including violence and hatred. Love is the final fight.

Watch it via YouTube below.

Switchfoot ‘Mess Of Me’ Video

Switchfoot dressed in black

Switchfoot are out with the video to their new single ‘Mess Of Me’, the lead release off the San Diego alternative rock group’s seventh studio album ‘Hello Hurricane’, out Tuesday (November 10) on lowercase people records/Atlantic. Watch it via YouTube below.

Switchfoot Podcast Episode 29

Switchfoot band

Switchfoot Podcast Episode 29 features the San Diego rock group being presented with their album that went into space and returned, performing ‘Take Me Home, Country Road’ at the show of their tour in Charleston, West Virginia, drummer Drew Shirley getting ear molds made, and more. Watch it below.

Bands, Including Switchfoot, Ditch Labels

With more bands moving away from major record labels, this holiday season won’t be “jolly” for big music. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough reported on the news, talking with The Scoop columnist Courtney Hazlett and profiling Switchfoot, who left a major label to try the indie route. A separate clip features Joe talking with Switchfoot’s Jon and Tim Foreman about not having to worry about record label pressures anymore, teaming up with Habitat for Humanity, no longer being limited by a full-length album every year and a half to fit with a label formula, and when fans can expect a new CD. The two reports via MSN.com have since been removed.

Bands ditch labels, move toward independence

Switchfoot talks to Scarborough

On TV: Switchfoot, The Shins, Daughtry

Switchfoot group

Rock acts on television this week include Switchfoot, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; The Shins, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday; the bird and the bee, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Thursday; and Daughtry, who perform on ‘Total Request Live’ on Thursday.

On TV: Unwritten Law, My Chemical Romance, Switchfoot

Switchfoot in the air

Rock acts on television this week include Unwritten Law, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; My Chemical Romance, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; Switchfoot, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Thursday; and Hellogoodbye, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Friday.

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