Vice Verses is the eighth studio album by American alternative rock band Switchfoot. See The Comet, Dave - Various - For Fun Only! was released on September 27, Vice Verses debuted on the US Billboard at number eight. As of Novemberthe album has soldcopies in the U. The title track "Vice Verses" was first Switchfoot - Vice Verses by Jon Foreman at an acoustic benefit show on April 12, Foreman iterated to the audience that the song was not slated for release on the upcoming Switchfoot - Vice Verses record, Hello Hurricanebut would appear on the following record, saying "This isn't going Switchfoot - Vice Verses be on that record [Hello Hurricane], it's going to be on the next one I think it's the title of the next one.
This announcement came on the heels of a Twitter post in which the band said they had recorded four albums' worth of material during the Hurricane sessions and intended to release the records one by one. In OctoberForeman said that most of the songs were ready to go and "if the next record came out today, it would be called Vice Verses.
However, nothing more was heard about the project until JulySwitchfoot - Vice Verses Jon Foreman and guitarist Drew Shirley said the band was aiming to complete Vice Verses by the summer of During the Hello Hurricane tourSwitchfoot began debuting new songs Switchfoot - Vice Verses were candidates for inclusion on Vice Versesfor example in the summerthe band played a song titled "Against the Voices", which Jon Foreman stated was "from the next record.
Foreman also played other new songs at his acoustic aftershows throughout Switchfoot - Vice Verses tour, including "Thrive" and "She Says The Black Eyed Blues ". After the conclusion of the Hello Hurricane tour, the band members each took personal time off but very quickly resumed work on Vice Verses.
On November 21,Shirley tweeted that the band were "tracking new songs in the studio tonight. You'll see In Januarythe band began the official recording for the project, announcing via email that they had enlisted Neal Avron and Mike Elizondo as producers for the album.
Adam Ahh! - Butch - Butch Beats V. 2 (Original Drum Breaks), an engineer during the Hurricane sessions, was also brought in to work on Vice Verses. The decision to work with Avron was influenced by recommendations from other bands who have worked with him in the past.
I feel like everyone's pushed each other in a really good way. On January 31,the band tweeted that bassist Tim Foreman was laying down bass tracks on a song Switchfoot - Vice Verses "Selling the News".
In February, a tentative track listing was posted on the web. On April 6,Chasing Shadows - It Was Written / Flashing Lights band tweeted that they were "going into the studio one last time to put the finishing touches" on Vice Verseswith final mixes to come later that week.
During a two-week stint in Canada in May, the band began to debut more songs from the record. On May 18 at the London Convention Centre, the band debuted "Restless" live in its full-band arrangement. Two more songs, "Afterlife" and "The War Inside" saw play during the tour as well. The band continued to preview their material throughout the summer months leading up to the album's release, offering fans a chance to hear the lead single, "Dark Horses" at their Bro-Am event,  and some other tracks during a tent event at the Alive Festival on July 1.
The thematic core of the feeling of the record rests in the idea of the polarity of life. This idea is rooted in the entire album, from the artwork to the lyrics, including the lyric "every blessing comes with a set of curses," found on the title track. The band says that this record is different from their previous records in that it is driven more by the drums and bass, whereas their previous records were driven more by guitar. The music is rooted heavily in the rhythm section, consisting of Chad Butler's drum work and Tim Foreman's bass work, which the editor heard was a more "swampier" heavy metal sound.
Unlike the Hello Hurricane sessions, in which the band tracked over 80 songs, the Vice Verses session saw the band taking on a more selective process. Instead of writing multiple songs and picking from amongst them the best for the album, they wrote just enough songs for one album and focused them so as to perfect each one.
Vice Verses garnered acclaim from music critics. At Christianity TodayJeremy V. Jones rated it four stars, and wrote that " Vice Verses pounds out Switchfoot's evolving soundtrack for a messy yet grand spiritual journey.
At Jesus Freak Hideout, Roger Gelwicks rated it a perfect five stars, and praised the album for being "a significant achievement for Switchfoot and is, beyond a doubt, 's crowning tour de force. Arnold rated it four stars, and he evoked that "This album is my favorite Switchfoot album to date, though that admittedly isn't saying much.
The Switchfoot - Vice Verses edition of Vice Verses features the entire Hello Hurricane live. Recorded at Spot X, San Diego. Mixed at Paramount. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alternative rock post-grunge hard rock.
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