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Polyvinyl to pull Beach Slang's music following James Alex abuse allegations

13 January 2021, 11:16 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Polyvinyl Records are in the process of cutting ties with the distribution and sale of Beach Slang's music following allegations of emotional abuse made against lead vocalist James Alex.

Earlier this week James Alex's family uploaded a statement to Beach Slang's Instagram responding to emotional abuse allegations made by former manager Charlie Lowe. In the statement, Alex's family revealed the musician is in "an inpatient facility after attempting to take his life", and added that "Beach Slang is over". They also wrote that Alex has been diagnosed with "Bipolar Disorder, Paranoid Schizophrenia, and now Borderline Personality Disorder."

A spokesperson for Polyvinyl Records has since made a statement about Beach Slang to Billboard. The spokesperson said, "Polyvinyl stands in solidarity with those who have come forward about their experiences with James Alex of Beach Slang. We have begun the process of discontinuing our involvement in the sale and distribution of Beach Slang and Quiet Slang releases."

The spokesperson continued, "We have said it before and it bears repeating: Our company operates on the core principle that everyone deserves to be treated with fairness and respect. Active accountability builds safer and healthier communities."

Pitchfork reports that Polyvinyl Records confirmed to them that the label will no longer distribute physical releases from Beach Slang, while digital distribution rights will transfer back to the band.

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