Alex Calder dropped from Captured Tracks due to sexual assault allegations
In the wake of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, more people have been coming forward about abusers in the entertainment industry. This has extended to music too. Just today, we’ve seen victims come forward with allegations against Gaslamp Killer, and news breaking about why Real Estate member Matt Mondanile was fired from Real Estate last year (not to mention news on rape charges against Polish metal band Decapitated).
Meanwhile, after noticing a tweet about Mondanile, we noticed the same person ask Captured Tracks signee Alex Calder (who used to be a member of Mac DeMarco’s band Makeout Videotape and has toured with Mac) a suspicious question (see embedded tweet above) which led to a series of more strange findings in addition to Alex's name being removed from the Captured Tracks roster. That included a new but now deleted tweet by Alex that just said "Bye Bye". We reached out to his publicist for comment and the label has provided us this statement:
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.
A release show scheduled for that same day at Sunnyvale in Brooklyn has also been cancelled.