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Sparrow Records / Columbia Records Readies the Release of OH! GRAVITY., the New Album from Switchfoot
Nashville, Tenn., September 6, 2006 – Sparrow Records/Columbia Records will release Oh! Gravity., the eagerly-awaited sixth studio album (and third for Columbia) from the multi-platinum-selling San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot, on Tuesday, December 26.
In anticipation of the release of Oh! Gravity., Switchfoot will hit the road for an extensive U.S. fall tour beginning October 17 in Bakersfield and ending November 22 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas (see itinerary following). In an effort to get closer to their fans, Switchfoot will be playing smaller, more intimate venues. Fans will also be allowed a first peek at new album material when the track “Dirty Second Hands” is released digitally on September 19, 2006.
Oh! Gravity. is the first new studio collection from Switchfoot since the group's Nothing Is Sound entered the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart at #3 in September 2005. (The group's major label debut, the double-platinum smash The Beautiful Letdown, peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 in June 2004, more than a year after its release.)
Oh! Gravity. is produced by Tim Palmer (U2, Tears For Fears, Tin Machine, James) and Switchfoot. The album is executive produced by Grammy-winning Producer of the Year Steve Lillywhite, who also helmed the track, "Awakening," with additional production by Tim Palmer and Switchfoot.
Switchfoot has developed a harder rock edge for the sound and songs on Oh! Gravity., which was recorded at Big Fish Recording in Encinitas, California.
All songs on the album were written by frontman Jon Foreman and Switchfoot. This includes the first single "Oh! Gravity.," as well as "American Dream," "Awakening," "Dirty Second Hands," "In This Life," "Amateur Lovers," "Circles," "Faust," "Yesterdays," "4:12," "Burn Out Bright" and "Let Your Love."
Switchfoot is: Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar); Tim Foreman (bass, backing vocals); Chad Butler (drums); Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals); and Andrew Shirley (guitar).
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