Let us all indulge our guilty pleasures for a second, relive “Dare You To Move”, and realize Switchfoot has been recording music for the past few years. Since 2006’s Oh! Gravity, the band has been moderately present on modern rock radio, while Lostprophets tried desperately to sound like them before sucking monumentally worse. It appears that not only has Switchfoot moved to a different label, members claim they have written four albums worth of new material to be released back-to-back.

The 2009 November 10th drop date of Switchfoot’s Hello Hurricane is about to try making waves, but do not think the group is a huddle of workaholics. The tour to support Hello Hurricane was simply too support dates with Dave Matthews Band in California this year. Said tour was most likely comprised of the aforementioned infectious hit song, wrapped around A Walk To Remember OST inclusions, and some new material that encompasses a tracklist to forget.

We do give them credit for having contributed to DMB’s So Much To Save 2009 charity release and for all of those future Switchfoot records sitting “at the ready.” Next stop: Vice Verses come 2010? Go figure that the album cover for Hello Hurricane is a post-’99 Reznor photograph “wannabe” and the album titles are catchy and chock full of alliteration. We’re positive this is relevant to at least one middle school student out there, so we hope you caught Switchfoot alongside Blue October or DMB recently (echoes resound from the Old Navy fandom for pitchforks to my head, assuredly).


Hello Hurricane Tracklist:
01. Needle and Haystack Life
02. Mess of Me
03. Your Love is a Song
04. The Sound (John M Perkins’ Blues)
05. Enough To Let Me Go
06. Free
07. Hello Hurricane
08. Always
09. Bullet Soul
10. Yet
11. Sing It Out
12. Red Eyes

Switchfoot 2009 Tour Dates:
11/11 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
11/13 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
11/14 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/17 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/18 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
11/20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
11/21 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/22 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
11/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
11/27 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11/28 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater