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CD Review: Ecotone Refugees – Water Is Rising (Self- Released)

You need go no further than the artists themselves when seeking to find out how screwed up the music business has become. Among the plethora of the problems an emerging artist or band has to face in today’s music scene is how to market themselves successfully. Yes, Virginia, it’s not about how good your songs are anymore. Writing and playing the songs is only the beginning, unless the apex of your dream is being King Shit of your own basement and having the packed house (read: your disappointed parents) hold their cigarette lighters aloft for your grand finale and having your slightly inebriated uncle interviewing you about when you’ll be back playing your next gig or whether you’ll get your closet/dressing room cleaned out in time for the Salvation Army pick-up.