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    Hey guys I'm new!
    Now I'm sort of a classic rock, funk rock fan at heart.
    But I also like a few modern rock groups like Switchfoot - they were the first band I ever got into.

    I just wanted to get some thoughts on this new single -

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphamale1989 View Post
    Hey guys I'm new!
    Now I'm sort of a classic rock, funk rock fan at heart.
    But I also like a few modern rock groups like Switchfoot - they were the first band I ever got into.

    I just wanted to get some thoughts on this new single -
    I don't even need to listen because I just saw them live (2nd time) and they performed it! They are good at pop rock and I think that song was really cool to see live and has radio airplay potential!

    Perhaps the secret of life is to wake up from it!~Paco Estrada

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    Hey Ive never listened to these guys before.
    I really liked what they were doing in that song. Got my attention. I am going to check out more .

    Thanks, that was great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bry-Fidelity View Post
    I don't even need to listen because I just saw them live (2nd time) and they performed it! They are good at pop rock and I think that song was really cool to see live and has radio airplay potential!
    Cool! I've seen them live a couple times too. They put on a really energetic show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphamale1989 View Post
    Cool! I've seen them live a couple times too. They put on a really energetic show.
    My experience was tainted this time by some real morons. They were some trailer trash drunks there and when they were doing their real soft ballad segment with songs like "Dare You to Move" it got soured by them yelling at the top of their lungs "YEAH you Mother_______ over and over at the top of their lungs. You could tell they didn't even know the band and they had no appreciation for anything! The first time I saw them Switchfoot was headling and had a real cool stage setup. This time they were band number 2 of 3 and the performances were even better!

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    Listened to some more and even though its pop rock and targeting mainstream, there are a lot of great hooks for me and I like the chorus vocals and guitars together. Good sound.
    Seems to be something in every song thats unique and unexpected. I like that.

    Remind me of three days grace
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    I first heard these guys when I was at my school's leadership camp. "Dare You To Move" is one of the songs they played at the end slideshow and I loved it. I'm now listening to this new song and it's very different from "Dare You To Move" but I'm liking it a lot.

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    These guys are good. Check out Oh! Gravity, it's a pretty cool song.

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    I'm new too, I prefer cold play, more like pop rock

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    I got hooked onto these guys when I heard "Meant To Live" on my local radio station. I really enjoyed the album "Nothing Is Sound". I haven't around to listening to anything after that, but I'll give it a shot sooner or later!

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    I think this thread needs actually songs since Switchfoot actually has a big catalog of songs and there is no other Switchfoot threads! Plus, since they were the last of three bands I've seen they're music is fresher in my head now!

    Breakthrough songs:

    "Meant to Live"


    "Dare You to Move"
    (beautiful song)


    "This Is Your Life" (Great lyrics)


    yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
    yesterday is a promise that you've broken
    don't close your eyes, don't close your eyes
    this is your life and today is all you've got now
    yeah, and today is all you'll ever have
    don't close your eyes
    don't close your eyes

    this is your life, are you who you want to be
    this is your life, are you who you want to be
    this is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be
    when the world was younger and you had everything to lose

    yesterday is a kid in the corner
    yesterday is dead and over

    this is your life, are you who you want to be
    this is your life, are you who you want to be
    this is your life, is it everything you dreamed that it would be
    when the world was younger and you had everything to lose

    don't close your eyes
    don't close your eyes
    don't close your eyes
    don't close your eyes

    this is your life are you who you want to be
    this is your life are you who you want to be

    this is your life, are you who you want to be
    this is your life, are you who you want to be
    this is your life, is it everything you dreamed it would be
    when the world was younger and you had everything to lose

    and you had everything to lose

    "Sooner or Later"


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    I've never listened to this band before. I will check them out.

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    "Dare You to Move" is my favorite song from them.
    I'm no EMO


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    It's me again, the topic creator.
    Here's a link to a trailer for thier new album which comes out NOV 10.
    Here's an accoustic performance of a cool new song called Free.

    I haven't been this stoked for an album since "Stadium Acadium" (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

    Here's very brief rundown of the most recent albums in the Switchfoot discography:
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    The Beautiful Letdown - Major label debut and thier most instantly catchy album, with 4 sucessful singles including Meant to Live and Dare You To Move.
    This album went double plat.
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    Nothing is Sound - a much more mature, complex followup to thier previous album. Some people were dissapointed with the less catchy sound but those who gave it a change found this to be a true pop masterpiece. Lead singles: Stars, We are One Tonight.
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    Oh! Gravity - Bright, experimetal, catchy. This one is a grower - hated it upon my first listen but it's become my favorite album by the band as of now.
    Lead Singles: Oh! Gravity. Awakening.
    Here's a performance of Dirty Second Hands - a very unique song on the album.
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