Several albums from Ducktails, the solo project of Matt Mondanile, have been removed from streaming services, following allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women. The news was first reported by Pitchfork, and follows reports from Spin and Pitchfork that Mondanile was fired from his other band, Real Estate, over allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women.
Mondanile’s most recent album under Ducktails, Jersey Devil, is no longer on Spotify or Tidal. (At the time of writing, it is still available on Apple Music.) Jersey Devil was released on Mondanile’s own label, New Images Limited. His albums St. Catherine and The Flower Lane, released on Domino Records, have also been pulled from Spotify and Tidal. His 2009 release Landscapes and 2010 single “Mirror Image” are still available on all platforms. According to Pitchfork, independent music distribution company The Orchard is responsible for their removal.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Mondanile’s departure from Real Estate stemmed from sexual misconduct allegations, and not a decision to work on his solo music. In the weeks that followed, numerous women came forward with detailed stories of harassment and abuse. Mondanile’s attorneys recently released a statement, suggesting that the other members of Real Estate signed an agreement which prohibited them from publicly “making any negative or derogatory statements” about Mondanile.
We have reached out to Domino and The Orchard for comment, and will update this post if we hear back.