Press Black is a three piece punk rock band from Easton Maryland. The band formed in August 2006 with the intention of making challenging, interesting punk rock by eliminating conventional song structure and cliche’s that the genre continuously waters itself down with, but making the songs listenable at the same time. Members include Ben Tucker on bass, guitar and vocals, Cody Finkner on guitar, bass and vocals, and Willis Kurtz on Drums.
The three members of the group draw from a variety of different influences such as Rudimentary Peni, Nomeansno, Choking Victim, Slayer, The Pixies, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, NOFX, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, The Wu-Tang Clan, Bad Brains and Led Zeppelin. All three members are also well rounded musicians as Willis previously played in a grunge/thrash band, Ben has played everything from surf to funk, and Cody started off playing in a bluegrass band with his father. Nothing is considered musically out of bounds in Press Black.