Black Lips had a 7" single pulled from being released by Italian label Wild Honey Records after "certain allegations" were "made against a member of the band," Pitchfork reports. Wild Honey shared a statement to Pitchfork about the single, which had been scheduled for release on October 22, to coincide with the band's current European tour. It reads:
Shortly after we announced the release of a one-off, limited edition 7" by The Black Lips [on October 15], it was brought to our attention that certain allegations had been made against a member of the band. Out of respect to all involved, our staff, colleagues and the artists signed to our label, we decided to pull the release. It is not a decision we took lightly, but we believe it’s the right thing to do under the circumstances.
Wild Honey Records was born in a garage 15 years ago. We are music fans. The label doesn’t pay the bills, it quite often IS the bills. A big part of what we do is give back to the DIY music scene and the community from where we came.
Growing up as outcasts, bullied and nerdy young punks, we always believed that punk rock could change our lives for the better, that it could bring people together in times of division, hatred and polarisation. We have been actively fighting against this stuff all our lives. We condemn any form of abusive behaviour and any form of discrimination. We walk the walk, not just talk the talk.