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AUDIO: Last Words from Texas

Eight songs setting to music the last statements (verbatim) of executed offenders put to death by the state of Texas. This 18-minute EP was released as a free download on May 1st, 2011, as part of a New York Times profile of Corey

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  •     Date of Execution May 13 2010
  •     Date of Execution May 04 2006
  •     Date of Execution December 15 1993
  •     Date of Execution February 11 2004
  •     Date of Execution July 11 2006
  •     Date of Execution October 28 1997
  •     Date of Execution May 19 2010
  •     Date of Execution June 26 2007

Corey Dargel does vocals, all instruments, and production
music ©2011 Automatic Heartbreak (ASCAP), text taken from the public record

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