On the heels of their summer release, Fear Inside Our Bones, The Almost's Aaron Gillespie took a moment to chat with Jesusfreakhideout.com's Michael Weaver before The Almost's show at the Granada in Lawrence, Kansas...
This interview took place on: July 22, 2013.
Man, I love it. I think it's one my favorite things I've ever done. I think it's real and kind of an honest interpretation of where we are at the time. So, I'm stoked on it, man!
Aaron: Uh, you know… Labels have their things these days; it's a different world these days. Labels merge, they have issues, stuff happens, and you kinda end up in that position and there's not really much you can do about it. Unless you go ahead and put it out and then you get in trouble. You know, because they're not ready so you're gonna suffer. Either way you suffer so it's better to suffer and keep them happy.
Aaron: That's it.
Aaron: *Laughing* It is. It is. We made it.
Aaron: Well, we recorded it live and made it what we wanted it to be, you know. There was no going like, "Let's do it this way" or "Let's do it that way." We just did what we wanted to do and it just came out like that. So, yeah.
Aaron: Yeah we did it in five days.
Aaron: Yeah. It was a wild thought, man.
Aaron: It's good, man. Really good. It's the first record I've ever made with either band I've ever been in that hasn't gotten negative reviews.
Aaron: Yeah, man. It's been really good.
Aaron: Man, it's exactly that. It's kinda like a retrospective of my career and growing up in Florida and my life, you know. I think that when we get caught in music people really, really do respect it and kinda find sanctity and solidarity there. So, yeah…
Aaron: *Laughing* Yeah, there you go.
Aaron: Our producer was really really really, at the time, really into 70's style music. He was like, "Do you remember the Golden Girls guy?" and I was like, "Yeah". He said, "I picked up this song that I want you guys to hear." We just got so into, man. So, yeah…
Aaron: I just made it more modern. You know, it wouldn't make sense for me to sing 1950… *Laughs*
Aaron: Not at all, man. It was really not even a side project; it was just like an outlet for me, you know. It just turned in to what it is and I'm really proud of it, man. I really am.
Aaron: Yeah, we've got a big headliner in the fall. I can't talk too much about it yet, but yeah.
Aaron: We're out with Relient K right now; it's actually over in two days and there's no Florida dates on it. There was one and it was a Jacksonville date. That was it.
Aaron: Yeah. I'm making a record in October. I'm not really sure on the release yet, but we're going into the studio in October. So, yeah.
Aaron: Oh, that's cool. Thanks, guys.
Aaron: Yeah. Thanks, man. Thank you.
Aaron: I'm a drummer. I'm a drummer through and through, but I like playing everything.
Aaron: It closed, man. It's been closed for about a year.
Aaron: We had a baby and it was just bad timing.
Aaron: Hey, man. No worries. Thanks for doing it.
Aaron: Nah, man. Just thanks for calling. I appreciate you, brother.
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