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Hundred Word Reviews: February 2014, Part Three

I’m making progress in bringing my the contents of my in-box down to a manageable size, but there are still so many albums deserving of coverage that I’ll be doing a few more of these capsule reviews. This time ’round I’ll take quick looks at artists who have either self-released, or put their music out

Reviews: 7″ Records from The Fire Tapes and Concrete Blonde

Concrete Blonde – “Rosalee” b/w “I Know the Ghost” There are countless bands whose most well-known songs end up creating an identity for the act that is (at best) an inaccurate portrait of them or (at worst) wholly at odds with what they’re really about. Somewhere netween those two poles is the commercially-successful but often