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The Almost is a Alternative rock band, from Tampa Bay, Florida , most notable for being the side project of Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie.
The debut record, Southern Weather, was released on April 3, 2007, and was recorded in February and March of 2006. The first single, "Say This Sooner", can be heard at The Almost's PureVolume and MySpace pages, along with "I Mostly Copy Other People" and the demo version of "Never Say I Told You So" (originally named "They Say You Can Never Write I Told You So In A Song But Here I Go"). Aaron recorded every instrument on the album, except for bass on a couple of tracks, with which Kenny Vasoli from The Starting Line helped.
The Almost released their first video for "Say This Sooner" on March 19, 2007. The video premiered on MTV2's UNLEASHED, which ran all day long on the hour. The video is also available on MTV2's website. The video features Gillespie transporting through time with a special device called the iScape (a portmanteau of the words "iPod" and "escape").
The Almost embarked on the "It's All Happening" tour from December 17 to January 20, 2006, joined by Jay Vilardi (guitar), Dusty Redmon (guitar), Alex Aponte (bass) and Kenny Bozich (drums). The tour showcased new songs from the upcoming recording of Southern Weather.
Since The Almost has formed, the band has reached over 7,000,000 plays on their MySpace music page and the band's song "Say This Sooner" has reached number one most played on all of PureVolume.
There is no definite date as to when Aaron Gillespie started The Almost, He made a music space for The Almost on October 1, 2005 before he had released any of the songs to the public.
On October 4, 2005 at 11:59 PM, he released two of his songs which were the demos for "I Mostly Like To Copy Other People" and "They Say You Can Never Write I Told You So In A Song So Here I Go".
Aaron worked with Nick Demeas (17 from Chicago) who recently launched his singing career this year and Kenny Vasoli to record a song called "Yule Be Sorry" for Happy Christmas Volume 4 on Tooth & Nail Records. It was in stores on October 25, 2005.
On November 7, 2006, The Almost released their first song from their debut album on the Tooth & Nail podcast. The song was called "Johnny Cash" but since then the song name has been switched to "Southern Weather", but now is called "Say This Sooner". The band also was a part of Warped Tour 2007.
Aaron wrote all of the songs himself while recording Define the Great Line with Underoath.