Frontman Evan Stephens Hall was accused of "sexual coercion" last year
Pinegrove have shared their new album ‘Skylight’, a year after they began a hiatus after frontman Evan Stephens Hall acknowledged he’d been accused of “sexual coercion” by someone he “was involved with for a short but intense period of time.”
The LP, which was self-funded, has been released through Bandcamp, with sales of the album going towards three charities: the Voting Rights Project, the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, and Musicares.
It features 11 tracks. You can listen to the album here.
The full tracklisting is:
‘Paterson & Leo’
Earlier this week, Hall revealed that he came to a private resolution with an alleged victim via a mediator in late 2017. The victim also asked the band to take a year off touring and for Hall to enter into therapy. “We wanted to honour that,” Hall told Pitchfork. “She recognised that we’ve honoured it, and has since approved our plan to release an album and play some shows later on this year.”
They axed a series of dates in the UK, Europe and Australia at the time and cut short a number of shows in the US.
According to the mediator, the alleged accusation involved “verbal and contextual pressure” and that “the accusation is not of a physical nature at all.”
Hall added that he is “sincerely committed to improving my mental health and the way I treat everyone I interact with.”