Today is the day we Switchfoot fans have been awaiting—the release of the band’s latest album Hello Hurricane. The album contains a nice mix of songs, including “Mess of Me,” which has been released to radio. While I prefer songs like “Red Eyes” and “Needle and Haystack Life,” because I’m a moody girl, each songContinue reading “In His Own Words, Jon Foreman Explains Switchfoot’s HELLO HURRICANE”
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Switchfoot’s HELLO HURRICANE Album Trailer!
If you’re like me, then you’re stoked beyond all reason about Switchfoot’s upcoming album, Hello Hurricane (on pre-sale now). Of course, it doesn’t release until Nov. 10, so it’s a long and hard wait–for all of us since I didn’t get a pre-release copy of the album…yet (here’s hoping!) To whet our appetites, Switchfoot hasContinue reading “Switchfoot’s HELLO HURRICANE Album Trailer!”
Rockin’ at RevGen 2009
Revelation Generation (RevGen) held its fifth annual two-day Labor Day Weekend extravaganza Sept. 4-5 in Frenchtown, NJ. This year’s line-up was ambitious and impressive with big hitters such as Switchfoot, Jars of Clay, Relient K, Needtobreathe, Flyleaf, and MercyMe taking center stage along with other favorites such as Derek Webb, Jon Foreman (s0lo acoustic performance),Continue reading “Rockin’ at RevGen 2009”
The BSW Raven Awards:: Where Everyone Wins!
Now that GMA Week is over and the Dove Awards have been handed out, I can finally announce the winners of the Backseat Writer 1st Annual Raven Awards. Here’s the thing with the Raven Awards, if you’re nominated, you win! Of course, our winners don’t get a cool looking-trophy (maybe next year). Heck, half ofContinue reading “The BSW Raven Awards:: Where Everyone Wins!”
Amy’s Favorite Things (Take that, Oprah!)
By Amy Sondova Every year, Oprah Winfrey features a few of her favorite things on her daytime talk show (“Oprah’s Favorite Things“) and then adorns the audience with each and every one of her favorite things. Well, I’m not Oprah, and therefore, cannot give all Backseat Writer’s readers samples of everything that I adore. ButContinue reading “Amy’s Favorite Things (Take that, Oprah!)”
Review:: Limbs and Branches by Jon Foreman
By Amy Sondova Released last month, Jon Foreman’s latest project Limbs and Branches (Organic/EMI) is a departure from the rock melodies that catapulted Foreman’s band, Switchfoot, into the spotlight. The album is a compilation of the songs from Foreman’s Seasons EPs, which were released quarterly to coincide with each season. The eclectic solo project offersContinue reading “Review:: Limbs and Branches by Jon Foreman”
Switchfoot Permeates Airwaves
Photos: Switchfoot behind-the-scenes images from the set of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (Photos by Andy Barron.) Rick over at Hoganson Media Relations sent this over the “wire”: The multi-Platinum selling rock band Switchfoot was not only featured performing its new song, “This Is Home,” on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” lastContinue reading “Switchfoot Permeates Airwaves”
Relient K: Building on the Best Things
Article written in Fall 2007 By Amy Sondova Hours before their tour bus caught fire along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Matt Thiessen and the other members of Relient K were discussing with Switchfoot ways the bands could support the non-profit Habitat For Humanity in their upcoming fall tour. “A week after the bus fire, it occurredContinue reading “Relient K: Building on the Best Things”