Idaho is a rock band formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. It was founded as a duo by high school friends Jeff Martin and John K. Berry. They were signed to Caroline Records in December of 1992 by Brian Long, then released the The Palms EP and Year After Year full-length in 1993. Idaho drew frequent comparisons to American Music Club and Red House Painters due to vocal, lyrical, and instrumental similarities. Idaho toured the U.S. with Half String in 1994 and with Cranes in 1995. Dan Seta joined as an instrumentalist on the band's third album.