Chad Butler & Drew Shirley of Switchfoot Talk Their Latest Album, “Native Tongue”

“Native Tongue” marks the 11th record since 1997’s debut, “The Legend of Chin,” which started Switchfoot on a path of critical and fan acclaim for albums. For an album that “snuck up on” Switchfoot, there’s a remarkable cohesion among the songs. Of course, 20 years together can do that to a band. A band that moves easily among the world of modern rock but mystifies those who try to pigeonhole them.