Anyway, this one is really tough for me. I really love this band’s music, and I’ve had good experiences personally with the members of this band. I have a lot of wonderful memories attached to their shows and interacting with them as people, and their first couple records are very important to me. I fell off with the last one, but I’m really enjoying these new songs. At the same time, I think their support of JJR is repulsive, and while they may not have been in involved in any sort of abuse directly, they are absolutely complicit in tolerating his scummy behaviour and even worse, giving him a platform within this scene. It leaves an awful tase in my mouth, and really pisses me off. I need to take some time to sort out my own personal feelings about all of this and how to proceed with this band, but what I think I’ll probably end up doing is listening to this record and probably enjoying for what it is, but no longer financially supporting them in any way. I will not buy this record or see them live on any future dates. I simply don’t feel comfortable doing so. I also think it’s important that people keep bringing it up in threads like these so people have all the information they need to decide where they stand. Nobody should ever discourage people from discussing abuse or those complicit in it.