They are 84 Nash, from Columbus, Ohio. Kevin Elliott, Andy Hampel, and J.P. Herrmann have been together since high school in various small towns around Southwest Miami County. Unknowingly their homemade four-track cassettes developed a following in nearby Dayton, winning the ear of other Dayton bands, such as Swearing at Motorists, Brainiac, and Guided By Voices - whose leader, Robert Pollard, made 84 Nash's first proper LP; The Kings of Yeah (1998). It was the first non-GBV release on Rockathon Records. These static-rock soundings were a snapshot of things to come, full of agitated, youthful energy jumping head-first out of the gates. They were let loose upon the world of pop music. The first song on A Secret Reward, "False Start", is featured in the new Project Greenlight film, The Battle of Shaker Heights. The song is also included on the recent Startime International "Supercuts" compilation. As a result of their recent stint at the Viper Room in L.A. and their growing cult-like following regionally, the Nash plan to hit the road extensively in the new year. In 2004, the band will finally unveil their 40 song opus, Hard Songs, and re-release a pair of 28 song cassettes made during their high school years.
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