Southern Weather

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Southern Weather
Southern Weather Cover.jpg
Studio album by The Almost
Released April 3, 2007
Recorded Mid-2006
Studio 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)No Gift to Bring2008
Singles from Southern Weather
  1. "Say This Sooner"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  2. "Southern Weather"
    Released: October 2, 2007

Southern Weather is the debut album by Underoath drummer Aaron Gillespie's solo-project, The Almost.

Release[edit]

On November 28, 2006, "Southern Weather" was made available for streaming.[2] In January 2007, the band went on their first tour, a U.S. headlining tour with support from Forgive Durden and Classic Case.[3] "Say This Sooner" was released to radio on February 13.[4] On February 28, "I Mostly Copy Other People" was made available for streaming.[5] Southern Weather was released on April 3 through Tooth and Nail.[5] Following this, the band supported Saves the Day and Say Anything on a small number of dates.[6] In April and May, the band supported Paramore on their tour of the U.S.[7] From late July to mid July then late July to late August, the band went on the 2007 edition of Warped Tour.[8] Following Warped Tour's conclusion, the group went on a headlining tour in August and September, with support from Meg & Dia and former Beloved frontman Josh Moore.[9] A music video was released for "Southern Weather" on September 26[10] and the song was released to radio on October 2.[11]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 72%[12]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[13]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[14]
LAS Magazine 4/10 [15]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 39 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 29,000 copies in its first week.[16] As of July 11, 2007, the album has sold 123,972 copies in the U.S. "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 tracks written 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
Bonus tracks

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. ^ "The Almost (Aaron from Underoath) post new song, first shows". Alternative Press. November 28, 2006. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Almost (Aaron from Underoath) touring w/Forgive Durden". Alternative Press. November 30, 2006. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. February 6, 2007. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "The Almost (Aaron from Underoath) post new song". Alternative Press. February 28, 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Saves The Day/Say Anything co-headlining tour revealed". Alternative Press. February 1, 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Paramore announce spring dates". Alternative Press. March 1, 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Throwdown added to Warped 07; Madina Lake drop off". Alternative Press. April 26, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Almost announce post-Warped Tour headlining run". Alternative Press. July 20, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Almost post "Southern Weather" video". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. September 26, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. September 25, 2007. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Almost, The - Southern Weather - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. April 3, 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Review: Southern Weather - The Almost". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Almost, "Southern Weather" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. April 3, 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ LAS Magazine review
  16. ^ Katie Hasty, "'NOW 24' Trumps McBride, Duff, Timbaland At No. 1", Billboard.com, April 11, 2007.