Rock act Switchfoot will release its fifth studio offering, "Nothing Is Sound," Sept. 13 via Columbia.

Rock act Switchfoot will release its fifth studio offering, "Nothing Is Sound," Sept. 13 via Columbia. The set will be available as a traditional CD as well as a DualDisc with 5.1 Surround Sound and behind-the-scenes footage of the band on the road and in the studio.

First single "Stars" was recently delivered to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration and can be sampled on the group's official Web site.

Switchfoot wrote "Nothing Is Sound" on the go during a world tour in support of its 2003 album, "The Beautiful Letdown," which has sold 2.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

After debuting at No. 85 on The Billboard 200, the album slowly scaled the chart, peaking at No. 16 in July 2004. It spawned the multi-format hit singles "Meant To Live" and "Dare You To Move."

"This record was written in back alleys and hotel rooms far from home," frontman Jon Foreman says. "It's more eclectic, less settled, with more dissonance. We've tried to capture the emotional ride that happens on stage and put it into the studio."

In April, Switchfoot took home top honors at the 36th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, winning such prizes as artist of the year and contemporary artist of the year.

The group will be on the road for most of the summer, playing a variety of festivals and fairs. The next date on its schedule comes tomorrow (July 1) in Louisville.

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