Following allegations of emotional abuse in opposition to Seaside Slang frontman James Alex, together with ones by former supervisor Charlie Lowe, James’ household introduced that the band had damaged up and that he was receiving inpatient remedy for psychological sickness. Now document label Polyvinyl, who launched launched Seaside Slang’s 2015 album The Issues We Do To Discover Folks Who Really feel Like Us and 2016’s A Loud Bash Of Teenage Emotions, in addition to an album and EP by offshoot Quiet Slang, have introduced they have severed ties with the band and are within the means of eradicating these information from shops and streaming companies.
“Polyvinyl stands in solidarity with those that have come ahead about their experiences with James Alex of Seaside Slang,” reads a press release given to Billboard by the label. “We’ve begun the method of discontinuing our involvement within the sale and distribution of Seaside Slang and Quiet Slang releases. We’ve mentioned it earlier than and it bears repeating: Our firm operates on the core precept that everybody deserves to be handled with equity and respect. Lively accountability builds safer and more healthy communities.”
As of this posting the Polyvinyl-released Seaside Slang and Quiet Slang albums had been nonetheless on streaming companies.
Polyvinyl additionally pulled PWR BTTM’s music when allegations of sexual assault had been made in opposition to Ben Hopkins.