History Music / Switchfoot

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.
14th Sep '14 8:41:53 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Beautiful Letdown'' for the change into their more pop-punk oriented sound, ''Hello Hurricane'' for their return to form, and now ''Fading West'' for their evolution into a poppier, more electronic sound.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Beautiful Letdown'' for the change into their more pop-punk oriented sound, ''Hello Hurricane'' for their return to form, and now ''Fading West'' for their evolution into a poppier, more electronic sound. Compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEdslKWubPY "Company Car"]] (from their second album) with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAFM9izOZvc "Skin and Bones"]] (from their most recent EP) to get an idea of how much their sound has evolved.
22nd Aug '14 6:39:47 AM whunt
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* ProtestSong: "The Sound" is one. Being subtitled after Civil Rights leader [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M._Perkins John M. Perkins]], it was expected.
8th Jun '14 4:22:47 PM ZSFLetcher
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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}} 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}} a dream within a dream within another dream.[[/note]]]][[/note]]
8th Jun '14 4:17:52 PM ZSFLetcher
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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 newest album ''Fading West'' will be released sometime in 2013.

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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 newest album most recent album, ''Fading West'' will be West'', was released sometime in 2013.
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23rd May '14 5:02:58 AM NovaNebula
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Beautiful Letdown'' for the change into their more pop-punk oriented sound, and then ''Hello Hurricane'' for their return to form.

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Beautiful Letdown'' for the change into their more pop-punk oriented sound, and then ''Hello Hurricane'' for their return to form.form, and now ''Fading West'' for their evolution into a poppier, more electronic sound.



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

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


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** "Back to the Beginning Again" from ''Fading West'' is mostly in CommonTime but goes 7/4 for the intro, the bridge, and briefly at the end of the last chorus refrain.
2nd Mar '14 8:53:47 AM Willbyr
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!Switchfoot contain examples of the following tropes:

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!Switchfoot !! Switchfoot contain examples of the following tropes:tropes:


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* ChangedForTheVideo: There are two different music videos for "Dare You to Move". [[http://youtu.be/iOTcr9wKC-o The video with the surfer being resuscitated after nearly drowning]] was identical to the version from ''The Beautiful Letdown'' (other than omitting the really quiet part of the intro), but [[http://youtu.be/jE-Krlqi4fk the video with the guy running through city streets]] added a loud electric guitar hook to the intro.
8th Feb '14 4:16:45 AM Froghammer
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Stay" by Safetysuit is this to "Meant to Live".
24th Nov '13 9:01:48 PM SomeDeadGuy
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Their next two albums, ''Nothing Is Sound'' (2005) and ''Oh! Gravity'' (2006) saw some commercial success, but lukewarm critical attention. The band slowly grew more and more tired of being pushed around by ExecutiveMeddling and left Capital in 2008 to start their own independent label known as Lowercase People.

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Their next two albums, ''Nothing Is Sound'' (2005) and ''Oh! Gravity'' (2006) saw some commercial and critical success, but lukewarm critical attention.the reaction from longtime fans was mixed. The band slowly grew more and more tired of being pushed around by ExecutiveMeddling and left Capital in 2008 to start their own independent label known as Lowercase People.



* LongRunner: They released their first album in ''1997''.



* SignatureSong: "Dare You To Move" and "Meant to Live"
** Among the fanbase, "Gone" is also really popular, and during concerts will sometimes draw the loudest cheer of the night.
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