Polyvinyl Data, the label that signed Philadelphia band Beach Slang in 2015, will pull distribution of the group’s music after allegations of emotional abuse have been made towards frontman James Alex.
Final week, the singer was accused of emotional abuse by former supervisor Charlie Lowe, who alleged she endured “fixed emotional, psychological & narcissistic abuse from James Alex for years”.
“Fuck him for utilizing me as his goddamn private servant, on tour & not. For ensuring I used to be at all times so financially fucked with no different choices. For being a textbook narcissist abuser. For making me really feel so nugatory & alone. I see you clearly now,” Lowe wrote on Twitter.
I endured fixed emotional, psychological & narcissistic abuse from James Alex for years. I’ve realized he sells his too-kind-to-be-true persona to cover that he’s actually probably the most egocentric horrible particular person I’ll ever meet. I used to be recognized with C-PTSD from how he handled me. 1/3 https://t.co/uILoPChe4S
— Charlie (@heysweetcharlie) January 5, 2021
Alex’s household responded to the allegations on Instagram yesterday, revealing that Alex tried to take his personal life and is presently receiving remedy at an inpatient facility.
“Sure he had moments of compulsiveness, emotional instability, and chaotic relationships, however none of his actions have been intentional or meant to harm or hurt anybody, definitely not those that cared for or believed in him,” the household wrote.
“They have been an unlucky results of unimaginable childhood trauma, violent bodily, sexual, and emotional abuse and years of untreated resultant extreme psychological well being points.”
The household’s assertion additionally famous that Alex has no plans to return to music and that Seaside Slang “is over”. Learn it beneath.
In a press release offered to Billboard, Polyvinyl mentioned it’s within the means of halting the distribution of Seaside Slang’s music, in addition to the music of Alex’s facet mission, Quiet Slang.
Polyvinyl signed Seaside Slang in 2015, and have launched all of their studio albums except for their most up-to-date file. Seaside Slang’s 2020 album ‘The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak Metropolis’ was launched by Bridge 9 Data.
“Polyvinyl stands in solidarity with those that have come ahead about their experiences with James Alex of Seaside Slang,” the assertion reads. “Now we have begun the method of discontinuing our involvement within the sale and distribution of Seaside Slang and Quiet Slang releases.
“Now we have 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. Energetic accountability builds safer and more healthy communities.”
Following allegations of sexual assault towards PWR BTTM member Ben Hopkins in 2017, Polyvinyl took similar action, ending its distribution association with the band.