Almost Free is a trio made up of Andy Bird, Bob Impemba and Garren Stevens. The EP, called 'The Mirror Stage', is the 3rd release for them and was recorded this past summer/fall at Electric Lab Recordings. The album was produced by Bob Ebeling, who has worked with the likes of Kid Rock, Rufus Wainwright, Phish and he is even Grammy nominated!
They were nice enough to share the EP with us and I've listened to it many times already. All 4 tracks are equally good, but I think I'd have to say "Farewell" is my favorite. I'm always a sucker for when a song picks up a little bit into it. It's a bit difficult to describe their sound. They sound a bit dreamy and maybe haunting? However, they are more upbeat than that makes them sound and Andy Bird's vocals are a great match. Just check them out and see for yourself!
Almost Free is playing a free show on Saturday, December 22, that is presented by Blaring Division. They will play with The Hounds Below, The Jet Rodriguez and Electric Lion Sound Wave Experiment at one of my favorite bars, The Loving Touch. The show starts at 8 p.m. Copies of 'The Mirror Stage' will be available at the show, but you can also download it here.
The show on Saturday is a holiday anniversary show, but is also a fundraiser for Musicians Dental Clinic. MusicCares Foundation's dental clinics offer free dental services to local musicians. Limited run poster art tshirts will be available on a sliding scale. They will also be signed by the bands which is pretty cool. So it's a great show with a good cause!