The Almost’s video for “Say This Sooner” from their upcoming album ‘Southern Weather’ will have its world premiere today, March 19th, on MTV2’s “Unleashed” – where it will be played every hour on the hour.
Underoath drummer, Aaron Gillespie, has come out from behind the drum set to front a new rock-based project called The Almost. The forthcoming album ‘Southern Weather’ (produced by Aaron Sprinkler of Pedro the Lion) marks the first time Tooth & Nail have partnered up with a major label for a joint release.
Showing a more melodic side of himself and drawing on influences such as The Red House Painters, Oasis and Thursday, Aaron plays nearly every instrument on the album which also features surprising guest spots from Sunny Day Real Estate’s Jeremy Enigk and The Starting Line’s Kenny Vasoli. With this departure from Underoath’s harder punk sound The Almost hopes to appeal to a much broader audience.
While it is not uncommon for musicians to perform more than one type of music or play in multiple bands, rarely do they dabble in the tech world. The Almost’s song “Say This Sooner” and Aaron Gillespie himself both appear in the online commercial for the iScape – a cheeky device that rendered the iPhone obsolete months before its release.
The iScape device combines several products: a mobile phone, 10 pixel digital camera, HDV camcorder, an audio/video entertainment system, a personal computer, and a groundbreaking technology called the ‘Scape button.’ More information on the mythical new device is available at http://www.iscapedevice.com/.
The Almost is currently touring with Say Anything and Saves the Day. Fans can catch them out on tour in late March in the following cities or this summed on Warped Tour ’07.
Tour Dates include:
3.31 Moon Township, PA – Robert Morris College
4.01 Albany, NY – Armory Center
4.04 Wilkes Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena
4.05 Amherst, MA – Mullins Center
4.06 Lowell, MA – Paul E. Tsongas Arena
4.07 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues