Following 2009’s acclaimed release Monster, Monster, Florida natives The Almost unleash their third album Fear Inside Our Bones today via Tooth & Nail Records/Shock.
Written over the course of one year and recorded live by Marshall Altman (Tom Morello, Ingrid Michaelson, William Fitzsimmons), The Almost bunkered down in a small room in Nashville’s Omni Studios for only five days and played every note of Fear Inside Our Bones together in unison. The band made the decision to record the album in the same room completely live, and the album was born in their collective blood, sweat, and tears.
“It wasn’t a piecemeal process as the majority of modern records are,” explains lead vocalist, lyricist and guitarist Aaron Gillespie “It was amazing doing everything live. I’ll do records like this for the rest of my life.”
In those five days, The Almost tapped into elegantly visceral rock energy. Album opener Ghost echoes with unbridled blues intensity before converging on a divinely heavy refrain. Current single I’m Down steams ahead like a swaggering Southern freight train before the singer carries a soulful chorus proclaiming, “Don’t count me out.”
Amidst all of the thundering rhythms and massive riffs of Fear Inside Our Bones, The Almost‘s honesty resounds the loudest, with Aaron Gillespie concluding “Music is the great communicator. This is my soundtrack, heartbeat, and who I want to be. I hope everyone feels like this record belongs to them”
Watch the preview clip for single I’m Down here