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Aaron Gillespie of The Almost

November 2, 2009 by  
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On November 3rd The Almost will release their new album Monster Monster, the follow up to their debut album Southern Weather.  Although “Southern Weather” could be described as more of an Aaron Gillespie solo project with the band coming to fruition after the fact, Monster Monster was a collaborative effort from start to finish with everyone in the band (Aaron Gillespie on vocals, Jay Vilardi on guitars, Dusty Redmon on guitars, Alex Aponte on bass, and Joe Musten on drums) involved.

From track one “Monster Monster” gives off a bit of a different vibe than “Southern Weather”.  Although cohesive, the songs tend to draw from many different musical influences which is undoubtedly the effect of the joint writing process. From bits of classic rock to modern melodic rock influences to an actual bluegrass steel guitarist taking part on a song, there’s a little bit of everything.  Lyrically the songs carry a shared theme of dealing with the monster in all of us – our inner demons and the positive and negative effects they bring and finding hope throughout.

Currently out on tour with The Used the hardest working man in the business, frontman Aaron Gillespie took some time to talk to us about the new album.

Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | October  2009
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