HUH

NOVEMBER, 1994

IDAHO

This Way Out

(Caroline)

The bad news is that J Mascis has lost his touch for writing beautifully warped and depressing love songs. The good news is Idaho has found it. This Way Out, the bandís second release, is an emotional car wreck thatís nearly impossible to ignore. Jeff Martinís trademark slow songs twist beneath sheets of distortion and haunting feedback, while his ďup-beatĒ numbers send my inner-slacker reaching for the guitar. With plenty of moments of sonic abandon and a gray sense of poetry and delivery that would make Mark Eitzel proud, This Way Out is required listening for the twenty something drifter.

Ted Stiles