Switchfoot's 'Native Tongue' Makes Impressive Chart Debut

Jan 30 2019

Momentum continues for SWITCHFOOT as fans and critics resonate with the GRAMMY Award-winning rock band's message of love and positivity in their new album Native Tongue. The 14-song collection, released January 18 via Fantasy Records, debuted in the Top Ten on multiple Billboard, Amazon and iTunes charts.

Native Tongue secured the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart while also landing at No. 2 on Current Rock Albums, No. 3 on Current Alternative Albums, No. 6 on Top Current Albums and Current Digital Albums, No. 22 on Vinyl Albums and No. 41 on Top 200.

The band's 11th studio album also charted No. 1 on Amazon's Best Sellers in Alternative Rock, No. 6 on Best Sellers in Digital Albums and No. 20 on Best Sellers CDs & Vinyl as well as No. 2 on iTunes Top Albums Alternative and No. 5 on Top Albums All-Genre chart.

Reviews for the project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band's hometown of San Diego, are continuing to roll in with more critics raving:

“It feels like the band is having fun, swinging progressively along on bombastic booms and stopping on a dime to give way to plunking piano keys and snapping fingers. George Martin would be proud.”
- Doug Van Pelt, HM Magazine

“Written in the band’s hometown of San Diego, the record is a radical reinvention of SWITCHFOOT's established sound."
- David James Young, Mixdown Mag

“SWITCHFOOT continues to release tracks that emanate its familiar rock sound, but even its newer, softer tunes encompass something everyone can love.”
- Bre Offenberger, The Post Athens

"Native Tongue shows SWITCHFOOT once again channeling their multi-faceted rock sound to give different songs different flavors."
- Sam Mendez, Ultimate Guitar

"It's classic SWITCHFOOT from top to bottom, but has enough new ideas sprinkled in to keep the listener coming back for more."
- John Hisel, New Release Today

The North American leg of SWITCHFOOT's Native Tongue Tour kicks off February 14th in Asheville, N.C. Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker will join the band as supporting acts.

"We are very excited to go out on tour. I can't wait to play these songs live for people. There will be a lot of guitar solos. The songs were written with the communal experience that we love," shared SWITCHFOOT Frontman Jon Foreman in a Digital Journal interview with Markos Papadatos.

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