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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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The Almost Premiere Monster Monster Album on MySpace‏

October 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

With only a few days to go before the official release of Monster Monster, The Almost has exclusively premiered the album in its entirety on MySpace starting today.  Visit, MySpace.com/thealmost, to stream the band’s sophomore release featuring the singles, “Lonely Wheel” and “Hands” before it hits stores on Tuesday, November 3rd.  Fans can also hear the new material when they see The Almost live on tour with The Used.  Dates and ticket details for their remaining shows can also be found on MySpace

In addition to their record preview, The Almost is excited to announce that their “Carve a Monster Monster” pumpkin carving contest is now live.  Fans can either print a stencil of one of the monster masks from the album cover to use on their pumpkin or create their own monster to carve.   Winners will be chosen from photos uploaded to the official contest site, www.carveamonstermonster.com.