Sunday, December 30, 2007

Switchfoot: Live At The Ventura Theatre

Live at Ventura Theatre is a live performance DVD featuring the rock band, Switchfoot. It was recorded live March 29, 2007 on one of the stops on the bands Spring Tour. The DVD was first released on the band's online store November 21, 2007 and shipped December 9, 2007.

To download, right click the link and select "Save As..." Keep in mind that this is a huge, huge, HUGE download. Enjoy!

Download (MPEG-4, 833 MB)
Watch



Edit:
Bonus songs are now online

Company Car (Watch or Download)
Burn Out Bright (Watch or Download)
We Are One Tonight (Watch or Download)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Switchfoot - Oh! EP

This EP came with preorders of Oh! Gravity, and is no longer in print.


Individual Songs (Right Click, Select Save As...): [Coming Soon]
1. The Sound In My Mouth
2. C'mon C'mon
3. Oh! Gravity (Acoustic)
4. Revenge (Bonus Track)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Nothing Is Sound - Interactive Album Cover

This is my favorite Switchfoot album, and I found this while stumbling around the internet. As I recall, it used to be on the Switchfoot website when Nothing Is Sound was about to release...good stuff.

Anyway, use your mouse to "give the album a spin." If that sounded familiar, you obviously remember the Switchfoot.com, circa 2005.

(All you have to do is click. It should open within a browser window. You need Flash to view the file. If you want to save it, just Right Click and select "Save As....")

Nothing Is Sound - Interactive Album Cover

If the above doesn't work, you can try it here:

http://switchfootage.blip.tv/file/261494/

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Switchfoot Bro-Am '07 Interview

Everything you wanted to know about the Bro-Am, and more - this fan-produced interview seeks to go deeper than the tabloids in discussing the annual surfing-and-music festival (from which all proceeds go to local charities), with Tim Foreman from the San Diego band Switchfoot (who started the event). Enjoy!
http://www.switchfoot.com/bro-am
http://www.switchfeed.com

a note from alex: This is only half mine...or maybe a third or something. A bunch of people who should be thanked sent a bunch of stuff to Phil at Switchfeed, who in turn, sent it to me. I edited and sent it to Phil where he posted it on YouTube. He wanted to wait a while before posting it for download so it got some YouTube exposure. Anyway, enjoy.
-alex


Right Click and select "Save As..." to download. Enjoy!

Switchfoot Bro-Am '07 Interview
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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Music Videos

I'll post music videos here when I can find them. Unfortunately, high resolution copies of the Chem 6A and New Way To Be Human are pretty impossible to find. I here they were on some Enhanced CD versions of Learning To Breathe, but I don't have the enhanced copy, so I can't verify that. If anyone has that CD and would be interested in sharing those two videos, drop me a line at alexwelgraven@gmail.com

Right Click and select "Save As..." to download. Enjoy!

Awakening:
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Making Awakening:
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Stars:
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Watch

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Switchfoot Interview and Live Performance

Appearing on San Diego's local KUSI News

To download the MPEG-4 video, Right Click and select "Save As"
Download

To watch the Flash based (YouTube-esque) version, click below
Watch

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Switchfoot Bro-Am Surf Contest Cancelled Interview w/Jon Foreman

Appearing on San Diego's local KUSI News

To download the MPEG-4 video, Right Click and select "Save As"
Download

To watch the Flash based (YouTube-esque) version, click below
Watch

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Switchfoot Bro-Am Interview

Appearing on San Diego's local KUSI News

To download the MPEG-4 video, Right Click and select "Save As"
Download

To watch the Flash based (YouTube-esque) version, click below
Watch

Awakening (Acoustic) - Jon Foreman

Appearing on San Diego's local KUSI News

To download the MPEG-4 video, Right Click and select "Save As"
Download

To watch the Flash based (YouTube-esque) version, click below
Watch

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Tribute To Switchfoot


Very similar to the previous offering, except that this album is done in a rock style, rather than with classical instrumentation. Again, this is not one of my favorite collections of Switchfoot memorabilia, but it's still an interesting listen nonetheless. Keep in mind, this album is still available, and as such, if you enjoy listening to it, please buy it. Thanks much. Hope you enjoy!
-alex

Remember to Right Click and select "Save As..."

Track Listing:
1. You Already Take Me There
2. More Than Fine
3. Redemption
4. Ammunition
5. Learning To Breathe
6. Innocence Again
7. Meant To Live
8. Adding To The Noise
9. Dare You To Move
10. This Is Your Life

The String Quartet Tribute To Switchfoot


Review from JesusFreakHideout.com
Every once in awhile, you browse a music store and stumble across something new and unique that that, until that moment, you never dreamed existed. In fact, long after listening to the record, you still can't believe such a project was ever created, let alone dreamt up. The String Quartet Tribute To Switchfoot is one of those finds. And while it may not be something you will find firmly lodged within your player for an extended period of time, it's a highly entertaining musical journey.

Vitamin Records has made a name for themselves by releasing unique tributes for numerous mainstream artists including U2, Jennifer Lopez, Evanescence, Chevelle, Creed, The Beatles, and many others. In fact, they don't stop at string quartet variations. Vitamin also offers piano and dance arrangements, among others. But, needless to say, it's rather surprising to find such an often sorely overlooked band given the treatment more renowned artists are getting.

The String Quartet Tribute To Switchfoot is really kind of a strange project. The opening notes of the all-string arrangement for "Meant To Live," lead by a military-style drum beat, is likely to warrant a chuckle from any fan at first. But as the violins and cellos continue, it amounts to a truly intriguing rendition. As the songs progress on the album, however, one common element seems to detract from most of the songs. While the song without vocals might feel much like a soundtrack or accompaniment track, the composers utilize violins to simulate Jon Foreman's vocal melodies. The end result mostly feels exaggerated and melodramatic. You might even expect operatic vocals to jump in at any moment.

The songs that you might expect to translate best into orchestral pieces actually fair the least, as such with "24" and "Let That Be Enough." The latter, originally merely an acoustic with vocals, feels almost too layered here. The simplicity and tenderness of the original only worked to its benefit. The overall vibes, however, of tracks like "Dare You To Move," "This Is Your Life," and especially "Chem 6A" are what really make this project worth listening to.

Some of the orchestrations do come on a bit strong, and at the same time, seem somewhat unpolished. While its an orchestral reinvisioning of the songs, it lacks the theatrical scope that could really make a project like this excel. But if for no other reason, it's just fun to behold if you're a fan of Switchfoot. I'm not sure it's worth the investment to spend the price of a regular record on such an endeavor, but Switchfoot enthusiasts will find The String Quartet Tribute To Switchfoot to be a quirky, and maybe even beautiful, treat indeed.

A quick word from me: This work is still available, and as a result, I'm posting these tracks merely for listening purposes. If you like them or decide to keep them, you should feel obligated (or guilty enough) to buy the record
-alex

Remember to Right Click and select "Save As..."

Track Listing:
1. Meant To Live
2. Twenty-Four
3. Love Is The Movement
4. Let That Be Enough
5. Sooner Or Later
6. Economy Of Mercy
7. Dare You To Move
8. This Is Your Life
9. Learning To Breathe
10. Chem 6A
11. Erosion
12. Sharing Of The Tries (Original Composition Inspired by Switchfoot)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Traditional Self Serving Post

You guys probably don't know a whole lot about me, but the you might be able to guess as to what I enjoy doing. Video, music, and other types of media production are things that I really love to do. I plan on going into film as an academic major, because I think film and music are the two most powerful mediums for communication in this day and age. The incredible part is, you can combine both elements to create a product that can speak to almost any audience.

With this in mind, I started a film production group of my own, which I named Economy Of Mercy Films, after the Switchfoot song of the same title.
In the economy of mercy
I am a poor and begging man
In the currency of Grace
Is where my song begins
In the colors of Your goodness
In the scars that mark your skin
Is where my song begins

Economy of Mercy films is dedicated to the creation of films that center on this hope. We wish to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Our goal is to glorify the one who saved us from our self inflicted demise. Our films are not pulpits and our desire is not to preach. But God has placed a burden on our heart to participate in something meaningful, and film is our outlet.

Welcome to the Economy of Mercy. We are bruised and broken masterpieces. But we did not paint ourselves


The most recent film I shot and edited, is entitled "Move Your Feet," and is based on another of my favorite Switchfoot songs, "Love Is The Movement." It was created for the one minute Film Your Issue contest, as were two other entries of mine: "Lonely Nation" and "(Take A) Risk."I didn't expect anything to come of any of these entries, but amazingly, "Move Your Feet" was recently selected as a Semi-Finalist in the contest.

So in the traditional manner of a traditionally self serving post, I was just wondering if any of you soldiers of the "foot" would be interested in voting for my film. You don't have to feel obligated, but I sure would appreciate it.

You can vote for the film by going to:
Film Your Issue > Click VOTE NOW

Or go to the direct VOTING PAGE:

You have no idea how much I would appreciate your support, should you choose to give it.
-alex

Move Your Feet

Friday, May 18, 2007

2003 Switchfoot Concert Bootleg

I said before I wasn't going to upload any bootlegs, because you could get them other places. However, Switchfeed uploaded a ZIP file (located here) that contained an entire bootlegged concert from 2003. Some readers commented on not having available bandwidth to download an entire concert, or simply wanted to listen to individual tracks. So created a separate Blip.tv page to host the entire concert, in individual tracks. Enjoy!
-alex

Remember to Right Click and select "Save As..."

Track listing:
1. Intro
2. Meant To Live
3. You Already Take Me There
4. This Is Your Life
5. Learning To Breathe
6. The Loser
7. Spirits In The Material World (Police cover)
8. Company Car
9. Gone
10. More Than Fine
11. Only Hope
12. Dare You To Move
13. Twenty-Four
14. Ammunition
15. New Way To Be Human
16. Encore Break
17. The Beautiful Letdown

Thanks to Switchfeed and whoever recorded this originally.

If anyone has the missing track(s), please let me know and I'll post them. Also, if Switchfoot Bootlegs uploads this as individual tracks on their website, I'll probably remove this post. Simply because they started uploading bootlegs first, and I'm not going to wade into their territory. Besides, their blog looks nicer :)
-alex

Edit: Thanks to SwitchFeed and it's readership, the remaining tracks from this concert are available. I uploaded them to here as well, just in case we need them. For...you know...reasons. Which will come to me. At a later time. Tomorrow.
-alex

Friday, May 4, 2007

Switchfoot Exclusive/Unreleased/Rare Song Collection

Hopefully this will be one of the more frequently updated posts on this blog. It's here where I'll post MP3's of Switchfoot's "harder to come by" material. I currently have 20 tracks that I'll be uploading eventually that have never been released to mainstream, or perhaps were off an obscure album. It should be noted that live recordings or bootlegs won't be shared here, because you can find them elsewhere.

Edit: I caved and uploaded all the tracks at once. Forgive me.

Remember, Right Click the links and select Save As...

1. Insult Like The Truth - Charlie Peacock featuring Switchfoot
-Charlie Peacock, as early fans of Switchfoot may know, started the indie label Re:think that Switchfoot was originally signed to. They released three albums (Legend Of Chin, New Way To Be Human, and Learning To Breathe) with this label before moving on to record "The Beautiful Letdown." Peacock, besides running a label, was also a recording artist in the CCM market. He released the album "Full Circle," in which he recorded songs of his own, with artists he'd helped discover. Switchfoot was one of those artists. Though they don't sing any lyrics, you can hear them throughout the track, doing back-up vocal duty. A good listen overall. Enjoy!

2. New Way To Be Human (Remix) - Switchfoot
-This song was remixed and placed on the album "MixDown," a collection of remixed tracks by ForeFront records. This isn't one of the better Switchfoot tracks I've ever heard, simply because the original version is far better than this, but perhaps hardcore fans will appreciate it more than me. Enjoy!

3. The Sound In My Mouth - Switchfoot

4. The Shadow Proves The Sunshine (Remix) - Switchfoot

5. Spirit - Switchfoot

6. Revenge - Switchfoot

7. Old Borego - Switchfoot

8. Oh! Gravity (In Studio) - Switchfoot

9. Oh! Gravity (Acoustic) - Switchfoot

10. Monday Comes Around - Switchfoot

11. I Dare You To Move (Second Version) - Switchfoot

12. Good Night Punk - Switchfoot

13. Dirty Second Hands (Second Version) - Switchfoot

14. Daylight To Break - Switchfoot

15. Crazy In Love (Beyonce Cover) - Switchfoot

16. C'mon C'mon - Switchfoot

17. C'mon C'mon (Remix) - Switchfoot

18. Burn Out Bright (Acoustic) - Switchfoot

19. Sooner Or Later (New Version from Elektra Soundtrack) - Switchfoot

20. Evergreen - Switchfoot

21. Deathbead - Relient K featuring Jon Foreman

22. Someday We'll Know - Mandy Moore & Jon Foreman
-One of my favorite rare songs. Found on the soundtrack to the movie that made Switchfoot famous, "A Walk To Remember."

23. TN Bwoys vs. You Already Take Me There - Grits vs. Switchfoot
-Found on the album, "Smash-Ups." I was hoping this would contain the music of Grits and the vocals of Switchfoot, but sadly, it's the other way around. Still, an interesting and somewhat rare addition to the Switchfoot musical arsenal.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Oh! Gravity Collection


Media associated with Switchfoot's 6th release, "Oh! Gravity."

Oh! Gravity - Album Preview with Switchfoot - MP3
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The Beautiful Letdown Special Edition w/Bonus DVD Collection

After Switchfoot's breakout album, "The Beautiful Letdown" started moving up the charts, the record label felt the need to rerelease the album under the guise of a special edition. Although the album stayed exactly the same, the special edition housed new cover art, and more importantly, a bonus DVD. Included was the first (and in my opinion better) version of the music video for "Dare You To Move," along with a behind the scenes look at the video, and a sneak peak of Switchfootage, which was to release later that year. Arguably the best feature of the DVD, however, was something for more intimate. Before Switchfoot opens for a sold out crowd, an assistant tells Jon that there's a crowd of people outside, because they're is no room for them in the venue. So what does he do? Something only Switchfoot would. Goes outside, acoustic guitar in hand, and treats the audience to a stripped down version of On Fire.

There is nothing like Switchfoot. Nothing.

Dare You To Move (First Version)(Music Video)
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The Making of Dare You To Move
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On Fire - Live Acoustic Performance
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Some Switchfootage
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Miscellaneous Findings Collection


It's here where you'll find the SwitchOdds and Ends that don't belong anywhere else. I'll update this post whenever I find something new. Without further adu, may I present..."The Cheat."

The Cheat
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24 Live Performance/Music Video
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Meant To Live (Spider-Man Version)(Music Video)
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Dare You To Move (Second Version)(Music Video)
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Feet Don't Fail Me Now Collection


A fifteen minute documentary that takes a humorous approach to the band's new found fame. Watch out for ninjas...

Feet Don't Fail Me Now
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Switchfootage Collection


The DVD that started it all, the original Switchfootage. A documentary 8 years in the making, chronicling the growth of Switchfoot over the years. High Quality files are in the MPEG-4 format, which requires Quicktime 7 (free). Low quality files are in the Flash Video Format (FLV) which requires Flash 8 (free). Enjoy!
-alex

Switchfootage
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Meant To Live - Live At The Roxy
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Behind The Scenes of Meant To Live (Shorter Version
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Before Switchfoot
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Nothing Is Sound DualDisc Collection

The following 30 minute film is from the DVD side of Switchfoot's "Nothing Is Sound" DualDisc. Within is a fascinating glimpse into the creative process of writing and recording in the most remote areas of the world. A must watch for anyone who loved "Nothing Is Sound." High Quality files are in the MPEG-4 format, which requires Quicktime 7 (free). Low quality files are in the Flash Video Format (FLV) which requires Flash 8 (free). Enjoy!
-alex

The Making Of Nothing Is Sound
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Live In San Diego Collection


The following videos are the Extra Features from the DVD, Live In San Diego. High Quality files are in the MPEG-4 format, which requires Quicktime 7 (free). Low quality files are in the Flash Video Format (FLV) which requires Flash 8 (free). Enjoy!
-alex

Live In San Diego (Note: This is a lower quality, smaller file, because you can still buy this quite easily. If you enjoy it, please purchase it.)
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Switchfoot Biography
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Switchfoot Photo Montage
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Meant To Live (Music Video)
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Behind The Scenes of Meant To Live
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