Switchfoot was founded in 1996 by brothers Jon and Tim Foreman under the name “Chin Up”. Known for their live and energetic shows, the band toured during their first three albums before gaining recognition when their song appeared in the 2002 film “A Walk to Remember”
It was at that time that the band was confronted and ultimately signed to the major record label Columbia Recods/SonyBMG. Their first debut, The Beautiful Letdown represented a layered and smooth indie rock sound. Since then, the album has been certified double platinum.
The band initially began as a Christian rock but has since expanded onto the airwaves of adult and contemporary rock albums. Their 8th studio album “Vice Verses” is set to be released later in 2011.