Aaron Gillespie is a man obsessed. Whether he’s out in front of The Almost, his new, eagerly anticipated rock-based project, or behind the drum kit for Underoath, the Clearwater, Florida-bred songwriter/musician can’t help but throw himself into everything he does. With “Southern Weather,” The Almost lets Gillespie put a different, more melodic side of himself on display and his project’s debut already affirms he’s clearly worthy. Consider that The Almost is already confirmed for the upcoming 2007 Warped Tour and that “Southern Weather” marks the first time Tooth & Nail has partnered up with a major label (Virgin Records) for a joint release and there’s little denying that Gillespie is about to take the ride of his life. Look for “Southern Weather” to drop in stores on April 3rd on Tooth & Nail/Virgin Records.
It's all too easy to make an album in this day and age. You rent out a studio, record one part, and then cut and paste it across the whole record. That happens partly because of fear. Putting your soul on tape is a scary thing. THE ALMOSTovercame that fear and did something completely different for not only themselves but modern rock as a whole. They holed up in a small room in Nashville's Omni Studios for only five days and played every note of their third full-length album, FEAR INSIDE OF OUR BONES (Tooth & Nail/EMI/Universal), together in unison. Now, there's an overwhelming thunder on the horizon. It's the sound of a band realizing its potential. It's the sound of life. It's the sound of THE ALMOST.
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Aaron Gillespie - Vocals, Guitar
Dusty Redmon - Guitar
Jay Vilardi - Guitar
Jon Thompson - Bass
Joe Musten - Drums