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“BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN” SCORES GOLD
TO LIVE” SINGLE FIRMLY PLANTED
January 16, 2004 - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego rock group Switchfoot continue to make an impressive impact with their Columbia/Red Ink debut,The Beautiful Letdown. The album, which entered the Billboard Top 200 at #85 in its first week of release has now been certified Gold by the RIAA. The first single, “Meant To Live” has been in the top 5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock & Alternative charts for over 5 weeks. “Meant To Live” has also crossed over to the Top 40 format with airplay on over 50 stations across the country including Z100 in New York. The video for the song was directed by Laurent Briet, who helmed the lens for Radiohead’s “Like Spinning Plates” and can currently be seen on, MTV, MTV2 and Fuse.
The Beautiful Letdown is Switchfoot’s fastest selling record to date and jumped an incredible 51 spots last week to land at #57 on the Billboard Top 200 chart after almost a year of being released. Switchfoot has seen astonishing success both on the radio and within the media. In the past 6 months, Switchfoot have toured the country three times to sold-out crowds (a new spring tour will kick-off in early March), were featured in Rolling Stone, USA Today and have performed on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and NBC’s Last Call With Carson Daly. The Beautiful Letdown was also awarded with the 2003 San Diego Music Award for Album of the Year and Best Pop Album of the Year. Switchfoot first received critical acclaim for their debut release The Legend of Chin, which was recognized with an ASCAP award for Best New Artist at the San Diego Music Awards in 1997. Jon Foreman, frontman and guitarist for the group, was awarded the “Les Paul Horizon Award” at the annual Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards in 2001.