Thanks Matt from the official message boards.
As you all know, Switchfoot was featured prominently in the latest Relevant Magazine issue, and now, thanks to Matt, we have screen caps! It's a very good article... Hope you enjoy it:
Indievisionmusic.com did an interview with Drew Shirley and Jerome Fontamillas from Switchfoot. Check it out:
1. You guys always seem to be pushing yourselves musically with every album and it’s refreshing to see. Now you’ve mentioned having 4 albums coming out within the next 4 years (a tentative time frame I take it). How are you guys going to do this while still having a fresh sound with every album?
Jerome: We always challenge ourselves to push the envelope of creativity on each album we do. We leave the songs in the cutting floor for each band member to dissect and come up with ideas we believe will make the song the best it can be. We hope the fresh sound of an album will come by us constantly trying to make the songs better and by really pushing ourselves to make the best albums we can.
2. Have you guys ever given thought to doing a concept album of some sort, especially now that you have full creative freedom?
Drew: Well, as far as doing a concept album goes, we have talked about it, but the timing has never been right. We tend to have an abundance of songs written and then look for a “thread” that will tie an album full of them together. Sometimes it is musical in nature, sometimes, style or lyrical. On this current album Hello Hurricane, we asked ourselves which songs would you want to die singing? As in, which songs do we believe have the most soul and honestly.
Read the rest of it here!
Switchfoot tweeted yesterday that they were doing a TV taping tomorrow:
- Doing a tv taping right now... we look way different on camera... weird. -tf http://yfrog.com/j4aygj
"Mess of Me" has now surpassed "Oh! Gravity." in success on the Billboard Alternative/Modern Rock charts.
It is now camping at No. 34 and going strong! Congrats to the Switchfoot boys!
Don't forget to keep voting!
- 98.7 (Los Angeles) Badass 8 We cracked the Top 8 last night!! but we need to continue to put pressure on. VOTE.
- 91x (San Diego) Christy Taylor's REALLY BIG Countdown "Mess of Me" was no. 1 again! Great job friends!! Keep requesting each day to keep it there!
- RadioU's Top Ten Most Wanted. We have regained the top spot! Well done! Let's keep it that way!
- We need to get "Mess of Me" on to KROQ, in order to get this single off the ground. Go HERE to request it! Keep it up friends! Don't slow down, WE NEED THIS.
Go here to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with!