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.
John Feodorov formed The Almost Faithful in 2015. A musician and songwriter long before establishing himself as a multi-media artist, Feodorov decided to search for musicians looking to “create something different”. Initially, the goal was to put together a band to play moody ambient-like music for art galleries, museum openings and performing arts festivals. Hoping to concentrate on writing and guitar playing, the initial version of TAF utilized female vocals and a second guitarist. However, after various incarnations, in mid-2017 the band settled upon their current line-up with John taking over lead vocal duties. As a trio, the band’s philosophically-tinged songs took on a much harder rock edge, allowing the remaining band members to express their creative selves without compromise.
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 sound that is as raw and gritty as it is intentional and well-crafted.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as The Kinks, Blonde Redhead, Gang of Four, and King Crimson, The Almost Faithful’s songs are simultaneously introspective and intense, while their lyrics maneuver between pensive reflection and biting social critique.
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.” Stephen Graham at KNDD radio described the band’s song, “My Soul Is Saving Me”, as sounding, “straight out of a Quentin Tarantino film.”
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.