The Last were both power-pop and garage rock pioneers. They released a few independent LPs, and a bunch of singles that vaguely recalled the sounds of 60s garage bands before this became a popular thing to do. The original incarnation of the band broke up in 1985. Keyboard player Vitus Matare went on to form Trotsky Icepick with former members of 100 Flowers.
The Last reformed in 1988 with different lineup including Robbie Rist on drums. They released a few decent albums on SST in the late 80s (I think Rist only played on the first SST album).