Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ducktails albums disappear from the streaming platforms | UNLIMITED | CMU

Matt Mondanile

A number of releases by Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails project have seemingly been removed from key streaming services in the US in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct made against the musician. Pitchfork reports that the Domino released ‘The Flower Lane’ and ‘St Catherine’, and the recently self-released ‘Jersey Devil’, are no longer streaming. The albums remain on Spotify in the UK.

As previously reported, Mondanile’s former band Real Estate recently revealed that they had fired the guitarist last year “when allegations of unacceptable treatment of women were brought to our attention”.

Although he initially insisted he had “done nothing wrong at all”, Mondanile subsequently issued a statement in which he said: “I am endlessly sorry for my inappropriate behaviour. I took advantage of my position as a musician, though I never intended to hurt anyone emotionally or otherwise. I’ve been an insensitive creep and again I apologise to everyone and anyone who was affected by this”.

Pitchfork reckons that the Ducktails albums have been removed from services like Spotify and Tidal by distributor The Orchard, though it’s not clear who initiated the takedown.


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