Southern Weather

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Southern Weather
Studio album by The Almost
Released April 3, 2007
Recorded Mid-2006 at Compound Recording
(Seattle, WA)
Genre Emo, alternative rock, post-hardcore[1]
Length 38:07
Label Tooth & Nail/Virgin
Producer Aaron Sprinkle
The Almost chronology
Southern Weather
(2007)
No Gift to Bring
(2008)
Singles from Southern Weather
  1. "Say This Sooner"
    Released: November 14, 2007
  2. "Southern Weather"
    Released: April 3, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 72%[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[3]
Jesusfreakhideout.com 4/5 stars[4]

Southern Weather is the debut album by former Underoath drummer Aaron Gillespie's solo-project, The Almost. It was released on April 3, 2007. The whole album was previewed on The Almost's MySpace page.[5][better source needed]

The album debuted at No. 39 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 29,000 copies in its first week.[6] As of July 11, 2007, the album has sold 123,972 copies in the U.S. There have been two singles released: "Say This Sooner" and "Southern Weather". Both have music videos, which can be seen on MySpace, Steelroots Top Ten Countdown, MTV, and fuse. "Say This Sooner" has also been released to mainstream radio and has reached as high as No. 7 on Modern Rock Tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Aaron Gillespie. 

Album release
No. Title Length
1. "Say This Sooner"   3:14
2. "Drive There Now!"   3:11
3. "Dirty and Left Out"   3:42
4. "I Mostly Copy Other People"   3:22
5. "Southern Weather"   3:28
6. "Stop It!"   3:36
7. "Amazing, Because It Is"   4:24
8. "Everyone Here Smells Like a Rat"   3:18
9. "Never Say "I Told You So""   2:59
10. "Call Back When I'm Honest"   3:24
11. "Everything That Makes Me Sick"   3:31
Total length:
38:07

Personnel[edit]

The Almost
  • Aaron Gillespie - lead vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, programming, tambourine, bass guitar (all songs except on "I Mostly Copy Other People" and "Southern Weather")
Additional personnel
  • Aaron Sprinkle - keyboards, additional guitars, vocals on "Never Say I Told You So"
  • Kevin Suggs - pedal steel guitar
  • Matt Slocum - horns, string arrangement
  • John Painter - cello
  • The Youth Group at Calvary Fellowship - choir on "Amazing Because It Is"
  • Kenny Vasoli - vocals on "I Mostly Copy Other People", bass guitar on "I Mostly Copy Other People" and "Southern Weather"
  • Jeremy Enigk - vocals on "Dirty and Left Out"
Production
  • Aaron Sprinkle - production, mastering, mixing, engineering

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Southern Weather at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Almost, The - Southern Weather - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. April 3, 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Review: Southern Weather - The Almost". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Almost, "Southern Weather" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. April 3, 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ The Almost's MySpace[dead link]
  6. ^ Katie Hasty, "'NOW 24' Trumps McBride, Duff, Timbaland At No. 1", Billboard.com, April 11, 2007.