The Almost Faithful is a Seattle-based alt-rock trio featuring guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist John Feodorov, bass guitarist Hal Deranek, and drummer James Lord.
With songs informed by Post-Punk, Progressive, Psychedelic and Art Rock, The Almost Faithful weaves together thought-provoking and mordant lyrics with staccato guitar riffs, intense bass lines, and poly-rhythmic drumming to create a complex sound that is as raw and gritty as it is intentional and well-crafted.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as The Who, Pixies, David Bowie, and Tom Waits, The Almost Faithful’s music is simultaneously introspective and intense, with Feodorov’s vocal delivery maneuvering between pensive reflection and sardonic wit.
John Feodorov formed the Almost Faithful in 2015. Having been a musician and writer long before establishing himself as a multi-media artist, Feodorov decided to put ads out for musicians looking to “create something different”. After various incarnations, in mid-2017 the band settled upon their current line-up. As a trio, their philosophically tinged songs began to take on a much harder edge, allowing each member to more authentically express themselves on stage.
In 2016 the NW Music Scene blog wrote that The Almost Faithful’s debut EP “…takes you on a journey that is at times progressive, often alluring, into a dreamscape of sounds that is touched by the grit of grunge, just like Seattle.” Stephen Graham at KNDD radio enthusiastically described the band’s first single, “My Soul Is Saving Me”, as sounding, “straight out of a Quentin Tarantino film.” In addition, The Tony Kornheiser Show has played their song “City Lights” as a recurring part of his sports podcast.
The Almost Faithful has just finished recording several new songs for periodic release as singles in the coming months. Please stay tuned for further info in the near future.