Fine Print EP
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and formed in 2003 from vocalist/guitarist Peter McClure, bassist/vocalist Chris Cornell, and drummer Carlos Martinez, The Print have worked steadily to develop their craft and their fanbase. With appearances at nearly every important venue in the greater Bay Area, including slots at Great American Music Hall and Slim's, fan-operated internet groups devoted to the band, a full-length album, "The Earth and the Ether," and EP selling strongly at shows, The Print's hard work is paying off. The Print's internet presence is snowballing (they are regularly among the Top 10 unsigned alternative bands in the Bay Area on MySpace.com, with daily plays in the 50-300 range), and their audiences are swelling accordingly. The Print sport the visceral live energy that has become so crucial to any modern band, but they combine it with a fully developed musical vision in the studio. Peter comments, "Our goal at any show is to rock harder, tighter, and more passionately than any band we're sharing the stage with." The Print's commitment to engaging the audience through their live performance is equaled only by their commitment to creation in the studio, giving the band the one-two punch that has marked every great musical act. Indeed, it is the bands that have been most successful at this balancing act to whom The Print reference for inspiration: Queen, Led Zeppelin, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, the Mars Volta, Boston, Jaguares, Tool, The Who, and Radiohead. Like these bands, The Print bring the entire package to the table: artistic integrity, marketability, a distinctive sound, top-notch songwriting and musicianship, a strong work ethic, and the blend of intelligence and primal power that helps bands be more than a just passing fad. The future... The Print's goals for the future include continuing to rapidly grow their fanbase through touring and internet outlets, grow as artists and songwriters, and grow as individuals.