Surprisingly, Charles Manson is still releasing songs while in solitary confinement.
And, believe it or not, there's a local tie-in: Dallas-turned-Austin-based Withdrawal Records just released an EP, Inner Earth Inferno, featuring two songs from Manson and two songs from Ancient VVisdom, a new Austin-based doom-folk band featuring ex-Integrity/Final Plan member Jochum. Locally, Withdrawal is known for tour managing Power Trip.
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But, surely, this new development proves the label capable of working on a larger scale. It's not everyday that a label gets the go-ahead on releasing some Manson recordings. But Withdrawal has--and you can get your copy of the new split EP right here.
As for the songs, well, apparently Charles Manson's anger is these days geared towards the plight of the environment instead of race wars. And instead of having the Family, he has a new group of followers, these ones called ATWA. There are two songs on the EP from Manson, "Irony of Life" & "What Could I Do," both of which were recorded this summer.
We decided to look deeper into the bizarre phenomenon of new Charles Manson recordings and had a chat with Withdrawal Records CEO Sherwin Shapouri about how he came about the songs. Check out our full Q&A with Shapouri after the jump.
The most I can say is that it's from people that are close to him.