Alex Calder Dropped by Captured Tracks Following Alleged Sexual Assault
"We have been working tirelessly to speak with all parties involved and are no longer working with Alex moving forward"
Published Oct 13, 2017Following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, a number of sexual assault survivors have come forward to tell their stories in hopes of preventing further abuse. In a day where allegations have been made against the Gaslamp Killer and former Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile, similar accusations have now been made against Alex Calder.
Calder, who was set to release a self-titled full-length on October 20, has been dropped by Captured Tracks. In a statement, the label confirmed that it will not be proceeding with the release of the record:
Recently, an allegation of sexual assault against Alex Calder has come to our attention. We have been working tirelessly to speak with all parties involved and are no longer working with Alex moving forward. We feel it is important to preserve the privacy of the third party involved, and therefore we do not feel it is our place as company to share any further details. We will not be proceeding with the release of his album, previously set to come out October 20th.
Captured Tracks also added that they will be refunding preorders for the record. In two now-deleted tweets, Calder tweeted that it was "[his] turn" before signing off, "bye bye!" You can find screenshots [via Stereogum] and Captured Tracks' statement below.