Take 5 with Runaway City’s Josh Edwards

Runaway City is one of my fave new bands of 2010.  Influenced by some of my fave artists like Switchfoot, Daughtry, and needtobreathe, how could I not love these North Carolina rockers, whose debut album, Armored Heart is getting some serious play on my iPod?  Lead singer, Josh Edwards, who is a second degree blackContinue reading “Take 5 with Runaway City’s Josh Edwards”

Amy’s Favorite Things, Vol. 2

Since Oprah dropped the ball on her favorite things this year, it looks like I’m going to have to take up the slack (incidentally, I’ll also be taking over for Oprah when the daytime talk show queen turns in her microphone).  I’m sorry I won’t be able to send Backseat Writers a crap load ofContinue reading “Amy’s Favorite Things, Vol. 2”

In His Own Words, Jon Foreman Explains Switchfoot’s HELLO HURRICANE

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”

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”

Review:: X: Christmas – Tooth and Nail Records

By Moriah Coxen Anytime you ask a rock ‘n’ roll band to cover a classic Christmas song, you’re going to get something interesting.  Tooth and Nail Records’ (T&N) X: Christmas compilation, a follow-up to Happy Christmas, is no exception. Creativity:: 10 This album does not disappoint with The Almost (Aaron Gillespie) covering “The Little DrummerContinue reading “Review:: X: Christmas – Tooth and Nail Records”

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”

Take 5 with Ruth

By Amy Sondova When it comes to answering questions, Ruth’s frontman, Dustin Ruth, is a thorough guy.  Instead of offering pithy answers, Dustin instead chose to respond to this “Take 5” with thoughtful responses.  Having just released their sophomore album, Anorak, on Oct. 28, Ruth (which is not only Dustin’s last name but an acronymContinue reading “Take 5 with Ruth”

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”

Thousand Foot Krutch: Igniting Our Flames

By Amy Sondova It all started seven years ago with the release of their debut album, Set It Off. Now Canadian rockers Thousand Foot Krutch have released their fourth album, The Flame in All of Us (Tooth & Nail) to critical acclaim. “We tried to delve deeper into what we love about music,” explains leadContinue reading “Thousand Foot Krutch: Igniting Our Flames”