Switchfoot performing in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 29, 2006
|Origin||San Diego, California, United States|
|Genres||Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, Christian rock|
|Labels||Rethink, Columbia, Sony BMG, lowercase people, Atlantic|
Switchfoot was formed in 1996 by lead singer Jon Foreman, his brother Tim and Chad Butler. They originally names the band Chin Up. The band was signed to Re:think Records by Charlie Peacock.
The band released their debut album The Legend of Chin on June 17, 1997. Their second studio album New Way to Be Human was released on March 11, 1999. Their third album Learning to Breathe was released on September 26, 2000 and received a Grammy nomination in 2001 for Best Rock Gospel Album. On February 25, 2003, they released their third album The Beautiful Letdown. Nothing Is Sound was released on September 13, 2005 and Oh! Gravity. was released on December 26, 2006 in North America and January 1, 2007 in the United Kingdom. Their newest album Vice Verses was released on September 27, 2011.
They are currently working on their ninth studio album Fading West which is scheduled to be released on January 14, 2014. The album is also accompanied with a documentary of the same name by the band. The movie was shown during the first concert they performed of their Fading West Tour, and it was released digitally on December 10, 2013.
Band members[change | edit source]
- Jon Foreman – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1996–present)
- Tim Foreman – bass (1996–present)
- Chad Butler – drums (1996–present)
- Jerome Fontamillas – rhythm guitar, keyboard (2003–present)
- Drew Shirley – lead guitar (2005–present)
Discography[change | edit source]
Albums[change | edit source]
- The Legend of Chin (1997)
- New Way to Be Human (1999)
- Learning to Breathe (2000)
- The Beautiful Letdown (2003)
- Nothing Is Sound (2005)
- Oh! Gravity. (2006)
- Hello Hurricane (2009)
- Vice Verses (2011)
- Fading West (2014)
References[change | edit source]
- "Fading West EP Tracklisting Revealed; Album Release Date Changed". Land of Broken Hearts. http://landofbrokenhearts.org/archive/2013/08/fading-west-ep-tracklisting-revealed/. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
- "New Albums and Releases". Land of Broken Hearts. http://landofbrokenhearts.org/switchfoot/new-albums-releases/#fadingwest. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
- "Fading West EP Release + Timeline". Switchfoot. http://www.switchfoot.com/switchfoot/blog-article/news/599/. Retrieved 2013-12-14.