Switchfoot Want to Help Rebuild San Diego

(antiMusic) You have to respect Switchfoot, while other bands take part in Pointless Aid events for the publicity it gives them, when Switchfoot want to do something for a cause- it's a real cause. The band just released a track on their website that also features Matt T. from Relient K and Dustin from Ruth and they are asking fans to either make a donation or volunteer time with Habitat for Humanity in return for the download. Here is a bit of the message they posted:

My name is jon foreman- I play guitar in a band called switchfoot. Many of our songs have deeply personal stories behind them. This one, "Rebuild" has a story that grew even bigger after the song was written. This summer, Matt Thiessen and I began to write a song specifically for our fall tour, the "Appetite for Construction" tour where a dollar from each ticket sold will go to Habitat for Humanity. The song, (written with Habitat in mind) was called "Rebuild." Afterwards, we said our goodbyes and both bands parted ways and drove on down the road. Hours later his bus burned down. After the flames died down, the song and the tour had a much deeper meaning.

Now, as our hometown of San Diego recovers from the worst fires we've ever been through, this song has a deeper meaning still. I've spent the last week on tour trying to find out if friends and family are ok. It's been an incredibly helpless feeling. And though we're far from home, we've been trying to figure out ways that we can help. So we came up with this idea, more than just giving a dollar a ticket this tour we've decided to give a song away. We love giving things away whenever we can, our hope is that you do too. Download the song, "rebuild" and give your money or your time directly to Habitat for Humanity. - more from Jon and the song

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