The seedling of discordant indie rock trio the Lighting started in the middle-’90s when bassist Jeff Albertson, who was simply surviving in Idaho, met guitarist Craig Chambers and drummer PJ Rogalski via basement shows in Pullman, WA. The three shifted to Boise, Identification, and played sound rock and roll as the Still left Coastline. Sean M. Lennon was added on electric guitar as well as the group released several 7″s. Chambers and Rogalski opted to go back again to Washington to wait university in 1998, eventually ending the Still left Coastline. Chambers, Rogalski, and Albertson regrouped as the Lighting. In 2003 the music group finished their initial full-length, Beautiful Parrot, for Bop Tart Information. An EP, Timber and Wire, came through Childstar in 2005, accompanied by the album Diamond jewelry and Dirt, released by Wantage USA in 2006.