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 Art Rock, Post-Punk, Progressive and Psychedelic Rock, The Almost Faithful weaves together thought-provoking and mordant lyrics with staccato guitar riffs, intense bass lines, and dynamic 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, The Kinks, Pixies, David Bowie, Tom Waits and Bertolt Brecht, The Almost Faithful’s songs are simultaneously introspective and intense, with Feodorov’s lyrics maneuvering between pensive reflection and biting irony.
John Feodorov formed the Almost Faithful in 2015. Having been a musician and songwriter 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, the band’s philosophically tinged songs have taken on a much harder edge, allowing band members to express their creative selves without compromise.
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 band has just finished recording ten songs for their upcoming album titled “Human/Nature”. The album is scheduled for release in October 2018, and was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Soli in Seattle (under the expert hand of audio engineer Mell Dettmer). The songs address themes such as consumerism, spiritual conflict, insomnia, and doubt in the age of alternative facts.