When musical Hip Hop luminary Talib Kweli and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Res got together to record a few tracks under the moniker Idle Warship, they were just a couple of “studio rats” having a good time doing what they love most. After a few online postings, their fans got a taste of what they had been cooking. It became clear that the two had something bigger on their hands. Although Res had already been featured on every Talib Kweli album to date and the two had performed together numerous times as solo artists, for the first time the duo found themselves booking photo shoots, interviews and live performances as a group. Idle Warship’s veritable creative mission kept the two busy writing, recording and performing relentlessly all over the world. Bringing together a hodgepodge of musical genres through their individual influences and sensibilities from Hip Hop to Alternative and Soul,
Idle Warship released a full-length major label LP titled “Habits Of The Heart” in November of 2011, in which they partnered with Spotify as the first band to premiere their full LP on the site before the retail date. The group has toured all over the United States, visiting college campuses to headlining major music festivals such as SXSW and CMJ Music Marahton.