Saturday, August 6, 2011

Idaho Returns Get Sad.

Idaho has been parting the sonic fog to put a finger on the sun since the early 90s, pioneering the sadcore movement along with the Red House Painters, Low, and Codeine. Since the very beginning Idaho has stuck to its musical guns, crafting slow, seductive, rawly emoted songs on trademarked de-tuned 4 string guitars without giving two shits whether anyone was listening or not. As such, this is pure, unpretentious, unaffected rock that Idaho loyalists have been inhaling for nearly 2 decades.

Idaho's new album, You Were a Dick, is Idaho as Jeff Martin and Jeff Martin as Idaho, one in the same and once again solo for this latest outing, the first after a five year hiatus. Recorded at Martin’s home, high up in the wild refuge of LA enclave Laurel Canyon, it includes songs as accessible as Idaho has delivered to date.

As a long time fan, going back to the early 90's, its amazing to know that Jeff Martin is still recording amazing songs and as Idaho, it's a nostalgic trip back.  The new songs are stunning and surprisingly easy to latch on to.  One listen to the single, "Up The Hill," and you'll see what we mean.

Download: Up The Hill

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