Monday, October 4, 2010


"While I’m not usually a big fan of the alt country category, there are two things I do have a soft spot for – the pedal guitar and singer/songwriter Tim Williams. Both of which are featured on the debut project by him and Jacob Jones called Depression State Troopers. But don’t let the name get you down. It’s a refreshing breath of fresh air in a sea of music sameness. Lovely."

DST Review From

Nashville, TN

Another wonderful, easy to be with, hug me tight, good music release by Mint 400 Records. Nashville’s Depression State Troopers has a new album that drops on October 5th. Somewhere shortly thereafter, I see droves of groupies, radio/DJ personalities, bloggers and music fans jumping all over this and talking about them! The band is Tim Williams and Jacob Jones, equally talented, driven, to converge for this music experiment. Man, they write wonderful, touching music surely to create a frenzy as more and more people listen to them!

DST New Review from ThisIsModern.Net

Nashville singer/songwriters Tim Williams and Jacob Jones have joined forces and combined their talents to create the Depression State Troopers. The name is a colorful play on words, but the music is so much more. Despite the use of the word depression in their name, it seems as though the entire album sets out to fight the obvious and become so much more than a negatively emotional album. The music is whimsical at times and not always soft, indie, and strummy. "Take My Hair" and "Blood In My Veins" are the most familiar sounding songs, displaying the duos most accessible and singable lyrics. Some of the best songs are the short little numbers that are dispersed throughout, especially "Marie." When accomplished musicians set out to do something different, many times it just ends up being a carbon copy of their previous work. Jones and Williams have developed a whole new sound with the Depression State Troopers, and even though you hear their individual styles within, the combination of the two is so much more than you'd expect.
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