The Almost is the side-project of Underoath's drummer Aaron Gillespie's. Debut album Southern Weather was made all byGillespie and released in April
of 2007. Following the release of 2 EPs, the 2nd full-length Monster Monster was released inNovember of 2009. This time, Gillespie was backed by a
band; Jay Vilardi, Dusty Redmon & Alex Aponte.