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The Clarks is a rock band whose members met at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Their fan base and mailings are mainly located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Over the course of twenty years, they have produced a total of 12 studio, live and solo releases. Between at least a dozen successful regional radio hits, constant fan interaction and frequent free shows, The Clarks are a staple of the Western Pennsylvania musical scene.
The Clarks were formed in 1986 as students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where they were recently honored as distinguished alumni. Their first release, 1988's I'll Tell You What Man..., saw a great deal of success via the local hit "Help Me Out." The three following releases introduced "Penny on the Floor," "Cigarette" and "Mercury" sequentially-songs that were immortalized throughout the area and still receive frequent radio play today. With the release of 1996's Someday Maybe on King Mouse Records (BMI), the band furthered their fame. In 2000, The Clarks saw perhaps their greatest success, with Let It Go outselling many major national releases in the Pittsburgh area and generating three huge radio hits popularized by WDVE and WXDX (as well as rock radio stations in Johnstown, Wheeling and Youngstown): "Born Too Late," "Better Off Without You" and "Snowman." The title track, "Let It Go," found its way into the 2001 Warner Bros. film Summer Catch and "Better Off Without You" was regularly featured during the closing credits of The Anna Nicole Show. Since then the band has continued to increase their catalog via 2002's Another Happy Ending and 2004's Fast Moving Cars.
A major highlight for the band and their fans was a musical appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on August 31, 2004, and also an appearance on ESPN's Cold Pizza on June 23, 2006. On June 21, 2005, they released their first "best of" compilation, Between Now and Then (Retrospective). With an average of 150 live shows every year, many of which remain local, and over 250,000 local album sales, the band is still primarily a Pittsburgh regional band. They have had much success with their live act and can fill larger venues to capacity for their bigger concerts in the Pittsburgh area.