Album Details ::
Album :: Vice Versus
Artist :: Switchfoot
Release Date :: September 27, 2011
Genre :: Rock
Label :: Lowercase people Records/Atlantic
Location :: San Diego, California, USA
After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream recognition with the inclusion of four of their songs in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. This recognition led to their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, which was released in 2003. It went on to sell over 2.6 million copies. They have since been noted for their energetic live shows, and their seventh studio album Hello Hurricane received a Grammy award in 2011 for Best Rock Gospel Album.
According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.
Of Switchfoot's first three albums, Learning to Breathe was the most successful, being certified gold by the RIAA, and receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album.
Later on in 2002, Switchfoot's music was featured prominently in the movie A Walk to Remember, starring singer and actress Mandy Moore, who sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie. In addition to Moore's cover of "Only Hope", Switchfoot’s songs “You”, “Learning to Breathe”, and “Dare You to Move” were showcased in the film, as well as their own original version of "Only Hope" towards the end of the film.
Switchfoot has finished working on their next studio project, titled Vice Verses. According to Butler, the core of the record will rest thematically in the idea of the polarity of life. A release date of September 27, 2011 was announced on All Access, with "Dark Horses" hitting modern rock radio on July 20.
Band Members ::
- Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar)
- Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals)
- Chad Butler (drums, percussion)
- Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals)
- Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals).
02. The Original
03. The War Inside
05. Blinding Light
06. Selling The News
08. Dark Horses
10. Rise Above It
11. Vice Verses
12. Where I Belong
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