Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Clearly invigorated by the grooving psychedelic blues-sludge churned out by his new band, which is led by producer/bassist Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, Snider moves away from the sharp country storytelling chops displayed on CHAOS in favor of a more abstract, observational impressionism..."
Personnel: Todd Snider (vocals); Jesse Aycock (guitar, lap steel guitar, background vocals); Neal Casal (guitar, background vocals); Chad Staehly (keyboards, background vocals); Dave Schools (bass guitar, background vocals); Duane Trucks (drums, percussion); Dan Baird, Marymac, Elizabeth Cook , George Boedecker, Courtney Jaye (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Matt Legge.
Recording information: Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Castaway Seven Studios; I.V. Lab Studios, Chicago, IL; Omni Sound Studios, Nashville, TN; Silo Sound Recordings, Denver, CO; Tri Studios, San Rafael, CA.
Photographer: Neal Casal.
In 2013, singer and songwriter Todd Snider formed Hard Working Americans, a roots rock/jam band supergroup featuring musicians who'd previously worked with Widespread Panic, Col. Bruce Hampton, Ryan Adams, Chris Robinson, Great American Taxi, and others. For their first album, Hard Working Americans recorded a batch of songs about work from other artists, but Rest in Chaos is their first full-length set of original material. Mixing humor with pointed social satire, Rest in Chaos finds Snider and his group tackling both darker moods and high-spirited rock. ~ Mark Deming