Members came and went during Los Angeles–based Idaho's early-'90s pioneering (along with Low and Red House Painters) of slowcore, but Santa Monica schoolyard chums Jeff Martin and John Berry remained intact as the nucleus—at least until Martin tired of Berry playing shows with a broken heroin needle in his arm. After a hiatus, Martin eventually resumed the band as pretty much a solo act on Hearts of Palm and Levitate, masterly new new-age pop albums whose tracks are cohesively mixed... More >>>