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    Mexican Summer Pulls Part Time’s Albums Citing Abuse Allegations, David Loca Issues Apology


    Part Time, the Los Angeles rock band fronted by David Loca who released numerous albums on Burger Records, has had multiple records pulled from streaming services. The labels Mexican Summer and Plastic Response Records cited anonymous allegations of abuse as the reason for having Part Time’s music removed. Loca subsequently issued an apology statement on Facebook.

    Mexican Summer announced in an Instagram story on July 21 (viewed by Pitchfork) that it had requested 2011’s What Would You Say? and 2013’s PDA be taken down. The label also removed Part Time’s records from its web store. “We hear you—abuse against women is not something we take lightly,” the label wrote. “Love and strength to all of the survivors who have come forward in the last few days and those who have not yet shared their stories.”

    South Carolina label Plastic Response Records also announced on July 21 that music they released by Part Time, including 2014’s H.F.M., would be taken down. “I have become aware of he horrible fucking things Part Time did and I am currently heading home from work to start taking down anything we have released by them,” an Instagram story from the label read. “Please know, my heart goes out to all the victims.”

    “I would like to deeply and sincerely apologize to those I have victimized through my actions,” David Loca wrote. “I have been far from my best self and i feel remorseful as I acknowledge this harm that I have done. I am seeking therapy and treatment immediately and I am taking accountability for my actions.” He added that he plans to pull the rest of his music from all online platforms. “It’s been very hard reading and hearing stories about myself and other bands and people in the music community, and I agree that it is time for a big change.”

    Part Time released multiple albums on Burger Records, which were also removed from streaming services after the label ceased all operations. Several Burger artists and staffers have faced allegations, including Nobunny, who released a statement admitting to sexual misconduct.

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