When Uproxx spoke to Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney earlier this year, he didn’t really want to talk about the reasons behind guitarist Matt Mondanile’s departure from the group. Over the past few days, though, the truth has come out: Real Estate released a statement saying that Mondanile “was fired in February 2016 when allegations of unacceptable treatment of women were brought to our attention,” which was followed by reports from several women who told their stories about incidents with Mondanile.
Mondanile’s band Ducktails is currently touring in Asia, but in the wake of the allegations, nine shows of the group’s planned US tour have been canceled. PhilaMOCA called off their scheduled Ducktails performance, previously set for November 21st, and said, “After reading today’s detailed article in Spin, we have canceled the Ducktails show scheduled at PhilaMOCA. Tickets will be refunded in full to all customers. We have decided to donate the total gross ($) from this particular show to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.”
Ducktails has also been dropped by Plancha, the Japanese record label that was previously selling the band’s new album Jersey Devil in that region. “We have already stopped shipping Japanese version CDs and we have taken down the album from all the digital platforms in Japan,” the label said. “Also we are preparing to accept CDs from stores who want to return goods. We are planning to thoroughly inform all the stores by the end of this Friday.”
Woodsist, a label that Mondanile had worked with in the past, also denounced Mondanile and called his conduct “inexcusable”:
Find a list of the canceled shows below.
11/21 — Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
11/25 — New York, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/26 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
12/06 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
12/09 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
12/10 — Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse
12/11 — San Diego, CA @ SPACE.
12/15 — Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
12/17 — San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger