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The San Diego band first formed in 1996 when Foreman and his brother Tim put the group together. Butler says the band members were all friends from their days together at high school. At the time, the San Diego indie rock scene was thriving as bands such as Rocket from the Crypt and Drive Like Jehu had just started to gain national attention.

In keeping true to its San Diego roots, the band annually hosts Switchfoot Bro-Am, an event that benefits the San Diego-based StandUp for Kids, a national non-profit helping homeless and at risk youth. The Bro-Am includes a surf contest, charity auction, and festival concert. The event has raised over $500,000 to date, and this year's event attracted 10,000 people.

"San Diego has given us so much," Foreman says. "Bro-Am is the most rewarding week of our lives. I've been given so much, it's natural for me to give back to these kids who have been dealt a tricky hand. These are amazing kids who are dealing with all sorts of issues."

In addition to his role in Switchfoot, Foreman still finds time for Fiction Family, the acoustic outfit that he fronts alongside Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins. He has also become a columnist for the Huffington Post and writes about topics as wide-ranging as his backyard garden and inspirational civil rights leaders.

"We love music and playing together," he says. We thrive on the communal aspect of song and the stories that are invested within. We've been through a lot together. Incredible, wonderful moments and also really destructive, painful moments. You can feel that weight in some of the songs. It's an incredible dream-come-true to say, 'It's time for a new Switchfoot record' and to be able to go into the studio and make the album exactly how we want to make it."
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