History Music / Switchfoot

17th Jul '17 4:55:40 AM StFan
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* PissTakeRap: Jon on "Dirty Second Hands". It's actually pretty cool.

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Jon on "Dirty Second Hands". It's actually pretty cool.



* {{Post-Grunge}}: They're more this in name than in sound, though.

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* {{Post-Grunge}}: PostGrunge: They're more this in name than in sound, though.
11th Apr '17 4:59:27 AM xoriak
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* MeaningfulName: "Switchfoot" is a surfing term that means to change one's stance on the surfboard and face the opposite direction. Ties in nicely with the band's passion for surfing and philosophical approach to life and music.


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** Subverted in the case of the guitar on the cover of ''The Beautiful Letdown'': the band originally wanted to light it on fire, then changed the plan to breaking it in half instead when told they weren't allowed to set things on fire. By then Jon had grown too attached to the guitar, so they ended up putting it intact at the bottom of a pool.
6th Jan '17 7:16:29 PM nombretomado
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* AllJustADream: "Faust, Midas, and Myself" from ''Oh! Gravity.'' Jon [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the first line of the song. [[note]]Of course, that's before you find out that the song is about [[{{Inception}} a dream within a dream within another dream.]][[/note]]

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* AllJustADream: "Faust, Midas, and Myself" from ''Oh! Gravity.'' Jon [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the first line of the song. [[note]]Of course, that's before you find out that the song is about [[{{Inception}} [[Film/{{Inception}} a dream within a dream within another dream.]][[/note]]
17th Sep '16 8:23:26 PM tigereye888
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* CallBack: Towards the start of "Ode To Chin", Jon quips that 'life's more than girls'. Towards the end of "Gone" released six years later, he says that "life is still more than girls".
17th Sep '16 8:08:07 PM tigereye888
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* NonAppearingTitle: "Ode to Chin" and "Faust, Midas and Myself"
9th Sep '16 5:14:30 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: At the beginning of [[PunnyName "Might Have Ben Hur"]]: "This one goes out to [[BenHur Charlton Heston]]".

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* ShoutOut: At the beginning of [[PunnyName "Might Have Ben Hur"]]: "This one goes out to [[BenHur [[Film/BenHur1959 Charlton Heston]]".
25th Jul '16 3:16:24 PM murlough23
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** As Jon once put it: "We're Christians by faith, not by genre."
25th Jul '16 3:10:24 PM murlough23
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They then recorded 4 albums worth of material. The first, ''Hello Hurricane'' was released in 2009 and was a refreshing return to their old sound. The second, ''Vice Verses'' was released in September of 2011. A remix album titled ''Vice Re-Verses'' was released soon after. Their most recent album, ''Fading West'', was released in 2014.

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They then recorded 4 albums worth of material. The first, ''Hello Hurricane'' was released in 2009 and was a refreshing return to their old sound. The second, ''Vice Verses'' was released in September of 2011. A remix album titled ''Vice Re-Verses'' was released soon after. Their most recent album, albums, ''Fading West'', was West'' and ''Where the Light Shines Through'', were released in 2014.
2014 and 2016.


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** "Float" from ''Where the Light Shines Through'' is in 7/4 as well. Didn't stop it from being one of the first singles released from the album.


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* AWildRapperAppears: Lecrae on "Looking for America".
27th Dec '15 3:21:40 AM Morgenthaler
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Formed in 1996, the Foreman brothers, sons of a local Baptist preacher, got fellow band-mate Chad Butler together and started recording music. They were then discovered by producer {{Charlie Peacock}} who signed them to his re:think indie label and produced their second and third albums. Their first three albums, ''The Legend Of Chin'' (1997), ''New Way To Be Human'' (1999), and ''Learning To Breathe'' (2000) helped the band gain some indie status, and also snagged them a few Grammy nominations for Christian music.

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Formed in 1996, the Foreman brothers, sons of a local Baptist preacher, got fellow band-mate Chad Butler together and started recording music. They were then discovered by producer {{Charlie Music/{{Charlie Peacock}} who signed them to his re:think indie label and produced their second and third albums. Their first three albums, ''The Legend Of Chin'' (1997), ''New Way To Be Human'' (1999), and ''Learning To Breathe'' (2000) helped the band gain some indie status, and also snagged them a few Grammy nominations for Christian music.
6th Oct '14 4:32:42 PM murlough23
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** ''Fading West'' also lacks a title track. One was recorded, but didn't make the final cut for the album. It can be found on ''The Edge of the Earth'' EP.



* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Nothing Is Sound'', being their first album recorded with Drew Shirley, is noticeably heavier than ''The Beautiful Letdown'' due to the extra emphasis on electric guitar. Its lyrics are also a shade darker than most of their work up to that point.
** ''The Edge of the Earth'' contains seven songs that were cut from the album ''Fading West'', but featured in the film's soundtrack. Several of them are noticeably darker than the overall tone of that album.



* SequelSong: "Your Love is a Song" from ''Hello Hurricane'' is said to be the third part of a song trilogy that began with "Let Your Love Be Strong" (from ''Oh! Gravity'') and also contains "Your Love is Strong" (from one of the solo EPs that Jon Foreman released between the two albums).

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* SequelSong: "Your Love is a Song" from ''Hello Hurricane'' is said to be the third part of a song trilogy that began with "Let Your Love Be Strong" (from ''Oh! Gravity'') and also contains "Your Love is Strong" (from one of the solo EPs [=EPs=] that Jon Foreman released between the two albums).



* ShoutOut: At the beginning of [[PunnyName "Might Have Ben Hur"]]: "This one goes out to [[BenHur Charlton Heston]]".



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Tim Foreman sings lead for the first time on "What It Costs".



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Stay" by Safetysuit is this to "Meant to Live".


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** "Slow Down My Heartbeat" from ''The Edge of the Earth'' is also in 7/4 time.
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