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Teenbeat 100

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Mark Robinson's TeenBeat label celebrates its eighth anniversary in high style with its 100th release, a 7" containing ten songs (mostly recorded at an August 1992 barbecue) clocking in at about a minute each. The single is as much a celebration of the D.C./Arlington underground rock scene as it is a tribute to TeenBeat itself, with non-label acts including Tsunami ("Brickbook Building") and Bratmobile (a sly cover of Blur's "There's No Other Way") contributing to the festivities; Robinson's own Unrest chimes in with "International Nautical Miles," while other in-house favorites like Blast off Country Style, Eggs, and Cobalt are also on hand. Like so many TeenBeat releases, it's an invaluable document of a critical moment in indie pop history never to be recaptured.