From Land of Broken Hearts:
The new Switchfoot album is ALMOST DONE! The guys posted a new video on Friends of the Foot, letting everyone know the album was *this close* to being finished. They've just got some "overdubs and a little bit of tracking" left. According to Tim, "it's coming in REAL hot."
And, speaking of those overdubs, the Switchfoot guys twittered about some gang vocals they recorded yesterday with local San Diegan surfing legend Rob Machado.
March 11: Gang vocals with some help from rob machado, who sounds almost as good as he surfs. Record is feeling really great... http://twitpic.com ...
(New Switchfoot Album timeline updated!)
This is great news; I'm pretty sure it's a safe bet to expect this album to be done by the end of this month. This will give them a month to set up a long-term marketing plan, and possibly put out a brand new single in mid-April or May.
Then again, this is traditionally what would've happened on a major label, but considering that Switchfoot is independent now, this whole process might actually be accelerated. It will depend on what ATO has in store. In all honesty, I hope they give Switchfoot a harder push than they did with Fiction Family. I've been toying with the idea of writing up a piece about how incredibly important the success of this album could be for the guys' future. We'll see how that turns out...
What do you all think??