Saturday, September 24, 2011

saturday song: dark horses

just found out that switchfoot has a new album coming out at the end of this month.  switchfoot, a group of Christian guys san diego, first recorded an album back in 1997 (the legend of chin).  i bought that album that year, and thought i had something that no one else was listening to yet.  i was in college, and something about that album (which they say they just made for their friends, never thinking they'd experience much success), really connected with me.  it's hard for me to believe that was 14 years ago.  i've followed their career pretty closely over those 14 years, seeing them live several times and buying up all of their recordings.  later this month they will release their 8th studio album, 'vice verses.' 

from the single they've released, and what i've read about the album, it seems that the band is going in a slightly new musical direction, handing the keys over to the rhythm section (drums and bass) instead of the guitar.  that doesn't mean the guitar isn't heavily featured, just that the songs will be driven a bit differently.  you can tell for yourself in the song "dark horses" below.  even the guitar has changed as they've gone to a more crunchy sound which is very pleasing to these ears, anyway.  i like the song, and am looking forward to the rest of the album at the end of september.  enjoy!

bonus song:

today my church is holding a free denim giveaway, having collected over 500 pairs of jeans, etc. for our denim drive.  so, for anyone in the sunbury area who needs any denim (or knows anyone who does) come on up to the church (319 catawissa avenue, sunbury) to get some along with a free lunch.  we'll be there from 11am to 2pm.  hope to see you there.  to celebrate, here's an appropriate song. 

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