LOS ANGELES, CA -The Almost's (Tooth & Nail/Virgin/EMI) album Monster Monster doesn't come out until Nov. 3, but the band and label have partnered with lifestyle retailer Hot Topic in an innovative promotion for the Oct. 6 release of a limited edition, five-track EP, that will be available exclusively at the Hot Topic, the band's website (http://www.thealmostmerch.com/) and on the group's upcoming tour. The package will include the full length packaging for Monster Monster, two CDs, one of music (three album cuts and two b-sides) and a second blank disc to download the full album with a promotional code the day of release (11/3) from Hot Topic website ShockHound.com. HERE'S exclusive access to the band's lead singer Aaron Gillespie presenting the preorder to fans on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEnFD828LNI
"This is a great innovative way to create a continuous fan-friendly music experience, while redefining how consumers purchase music," adds Greg Thompson, EVP of Marketing & Promotion for EMI North America.
As another bonus for fans, The Almost will preview their new lead, anthemic rock single, "Hands" today (10/6), at www.myspace.com/thealmost.
Formed by Underoath drummer Aaron Gillespie along with guitarists Jay Vilardi and Dusty Redmon, bassist Alex Aponte and newest member, drummer Joe Musten. Monster Monster is the follow-up album to their major label debut, Southern Weather, which debuted at #39 on Billboard's Top 200, earned them a Top 10 single at Alternative radio, and a spot on MTV's Discover & Download, was essentially the work of a single individual-Underoath drummer Aaron Gillespie, who wrote all the songs, played all the instruments. Monster Monster represents the culmination of two years of touring, which melded the group's individual talents into a truly collaborative effort.
For more info on The Almost, visit the JFH Artists Database.
[2001 - 2020]
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