On August 16th, 2017 it was quickly brought to our attention that our label Tender Loving Empire had made a huge error in the promotion of our album Little Darkness, which was set to be released on September 1st. In short, an employee at the label used return addresses of hate groups such as the KKK and Westboro Baptist Church on viral marketing campaign mailers without our knowledge or approval. Tender Loving Empire published an official statement today acknowledging this and issuing an apology. Our purpose in restating these details here is not to malign the character of our record label, but to clarify that the elements of the publicity stunt that frightened people and understandably caused this controversy was one that was impossible for us to prevent, because no one in our band or management knew it was happening. We have mutually decided to part ways with Tender Loving Empire, and they have agreed to let us walk with our full catalog on good terms. Additionally, they have agreed to match the donation of our proceeds from what was intended to be our record release show on September 19th. These contributions will go to The Anti-Defamation League and Multnomah County Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program.
To our friends, family, and community who have reached out in the past week: Your support means more to us than we could ever explain. Thank you.
*Due to the above we will have to postpone the release of Little Darkness to a later date. However we will still be fulfilling packages to anyone who has preordered our record so far and will continue taking orders through our pledgemusic campaign while we secure our catalog and determine our next step. This includes staying true to our promise of posting a private stream of the full record to all pledgers, effective immediately.