764-HERO was an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, signed to Up Records. The band's name, suggested by a friend, is taken from the Washington State Department of Transportation phone number for reporting HOV lane violators .
Formed in 1995, the original members of the group were singer/guitarist and Seattle native John Atkins from the Up Records' artists Hush Harbor, and drummer Polly Johnson from Bell Jar. After releasing two vinyl 7" singles, 764-Hero released their debut album Salt Sinks Sugar Floats in 1996, followed by an EP called We're Solids the next year. Known locally for their powerful live performances, the duo quickly garnered a national audience. In early 1998, the band released a collaborative CD/12" single with Modest Mouse called Whenever You See Fit, consisting of a single epic track the two groups co-composed and performed while touring together, as well as two remixes of this track.