If you’ve somehow missed it lately New York punk act Pentimento has been publicly battling with their former label Panic Records. Details on what exactly the issues were remain unclear but the end result was that the band had to release their new album independently for free instead of with Papar + Plastick as previously announced.
Aaaaanyway, looks like Panic has taken to Facebook to voice their side of the story. They state:
“You can believe the spin of Pentimento if you’d like. The band is always the victim in every situation when it comes to band/label disputes and if you side with them and call fowl on Panic Records, that’s your choice. Remember there are two sides to every story. I honestly do not care. Pentimento signed a contract and were happy with Panic Records on up until they were offered a deal from another label in which I tried to negotiate the end to their contract so that all parties would be satisfied. Pentimento are the ones that introduced their lawyer into the dealings and I responded with a lawyer as well.”
Heh. It’s a slow news day.