Howard Benson (P.O.D., Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace) produced Depswa's Geffen debut “Two Angels and a Dream.” The album featured innovative songwriting, intricate melodies, dynamically explosive music and emotionally driven vocals.
Depswa’s single “This Time” was featured on Coca-Cola’s heavily-aired “New Music” campaign on radio stations nationwide. In several radio markets (Sacramento, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, etc.), “This Time” frequently received the most phone requests each day surpassing bands such as Staind, Evanescence, and Cold amongst others. In addition, Depswa were frequently played on XM radio’s Squizz and Sirius Radio’s “Hard Attack.”
The songs “This Time” and “From the Inside” were featured on several prominent video games (“MLB 2005,” “Nascar Thunder 2004,” “MX Unleashed,” and “NHL 2004.”) In addition, Motorola included “From the Inside” and “The Prom Song” as a part of the 20 preloaded tracks on their portable MP3 players in 2004
Depswa performed on the second stage at Ozzfest 2003. The band has also toured with Evanescence. Mudvayne, Cold, Trust Company, Chevelle, etc.
Since their debut, Depswa have self-produced/recorded 21+ songs. They now feel they have honed their craft to contain all the components of a great musical accolade.
Depswa hired veteran mixers/producers Toby Wright (Alice in Chains, Korn, etc.) and Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, DevilDriver, etc) to mix 11 of 13 of the tracks featured on the new album. The album (“Distorted American Dream”) is slated for release in March 2010 on their own label “Tears & Smiles Recordings” and will be available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, etc. and as a digipak through terrestrial distribution.