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There must be something in the Northwestern water that inspires a band to want to sound like Built to Spill or Modest Mouse. Not that this is the intention of 764-HERO, but the fact that vocalist John Atkins has the appealing whiny tone of BTS frontman Doug Martch doesn't help. The Weekend of Sound has an all around flavor of melancholy as the loose guitars and laid back current result in the labeling of "Rainy Day indie." Moping presence and obvious comparisons aside, 764-HERO pleasantly soothe their way without lyrically feeling sorry for themselves.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Passionate, heart-wrenching lyrics combined with an understated guitar/bass/drum sound describe 764-Hero, the emo-core trio from Seattle, Washington. Initially formed as a duo in 1995, the band started out with John Atkins on guitars, keyboard, and lead vocals and Polly Johnson-Dickinson on drums and percussion. Atkins and Johnson-Dickinson had met while playing in other Seattle-area bands, Atkins in Hush Harbor and Johnson-Dickinson in Bell Jar. The band remained nameless until its first show, when...
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