The Almost Biography
The Almost is an Alternative-Rock project featuring former UnderOATH drummer Aaron Gillespie, formed in Salt Lake City, Utah USA, along with notables Jeremy Enigk of Sunny Day Real Estate and Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line.
The debut full-length disc from The Almost, "Southern Weather",
was recorded in early 2006 and released in April 2007 on Tooth & Nail.
Gillespie played every instrument on the album, except bass on a couple
In advance of an early 2007 tour to test The Almost record on the road with his band, built from a line-up of Jay Vilardi on guitar, Alex Aponte on bass, Kenny Bozich on drums and himself, Gillespie was worried about how he'd be received, despite the fact most of the gigs were sell-outs and they all went off with out a hitch.
"Southern Weather" eventually hit #1 on the U.S. Top Christian Albums chart and climbed into the top 40 of The Billboard 200 on the strength of the Hot Modern Rock top 10 hit "Say This Sooner". They continued to tour steadily through the rest of the year bringing in guitarist Nick D'Amico, who subsequently left the band and has been replaced by Dusty Redmon.
Shortly after the announcement of The Almost's next record, Bozich, quit
the band to get married.
With the addition of drummer Joe Musten, Gillespie played all the drums on the band's second full-length disc, The Almost was ready to hit the road again promoting the sophomore record, "Monster Monster", which arrived in November 2009 going to #3 on the Top Christian Albums chart. The lead single, "Hands", debuted at #32 on The Hot Christian Songs list.
June 2013 saw the release of the alt-Rock quintet's come-back album, "Fear Inside Our Bones", the first to feature new bass player Jon Thompson who replaced Aponte. The disc includes the single "I'm Down".