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Miss Fortune seeks label; evokes Ray Rice case

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 7:21 AM PT

You may or may not recall that in late-October, Miss Fortune frontman Mikey Sawyer was arrested for "domestic assault and battery," prompting the band's label, Sumerian Records, to immediately drop the band, explaining, "we do not condone do not condone domestic violence, nor would we ever support an artist that does."

Fast forward two weeks and Sawyer surfaced to explain that the charges were dropped and that he had fought "a 40 year-old-man who was abusing my grandmother and I," not beaten up his significant other, as many had assumed.

At that point, many thought Sumerian would resume working with Miss Fortune. Though they did publicly acknowledge Sawyer's exoneration, Sumerian did not apologize for their presumably hasty decision, nor did they address Miss Fortune's future with their label.

Over the weekend, Miss Fortune confirmed that they are still without a record label, posting the following on Facebook.

Miss Fortune compares themselves to Ray Rice

On the surface, their comparison seems fair (embattled NFL player Ray Rice has been cleared to resume playing professional football). However, it's odd to draw parallels between themselves and someone obviously guilty of beating up his girlfriend, especially when Sawyer has maintained that he did no such thing.

Regardless, Sumerian's failure to continue working with Miss Fortune seems telling. Either there is indeed something unseemly about Sawyer and crew, or Sumerian doesn't find the band to be commercially viable.


12/2/2014 8:29:23 AM
Or they're too busy doing coke off hookers t-ts to care.

12/2/2014 8:30:07 AM
Or Tranny c-cks.

12/2/2014 9:28:38 AM
I advocate and support all Americans who want to sue Ash Avildsen.

12/2/2014 9:40:16 AM
sumerian sucks anyways, all the bands sound the same.

12/2/2014 10:17:16 AM
Wayne Static's autopsy is stoked!

12/2/2014 10:35:01 AM
good reporting work! my guess is that the kid is actually innocent and Ash is too prideful to admit he's wrong.

Sumerian - "we don't condone mild domestic violence (no matter the situation) but we will conduct multiple battle of the bands competitions and reap the thousands of dollars of your city's local bands presales"


12/2/2014 12:27:50 PM
Too busy pounding his grandma to research the ray rice case

12/2/2014 12:51:38 PM
"all of the sumerian bands sound the same"
veil of maya, darkest hour, the dillinger escape plan, i see stars, body count, animals as leaders, and 90% of the other bands on that label (not all of them are good) dont sound the same

12/2/2014 1:34:42 PM
knee-jerk move by PC police at Sumerian Records...way to look out for your artists.


Band really are just a bunch of ph@ggots

12/2/2014 1:41:24 PM
Close Your Eyes is stoked

12/2/2014 2:05:20 PM
This band is butt lard, hopefully they get dismissed from life.

12/2/2014 2:25:37 PM
They were gonna get dropped anyways, this just helped Sumerian have an excuse to right away.

12/2/2014 2:29:33 PM
Ray Rice got his NFL suspension appealed
Can we openly have gay sex with each other again?
Oh wait, we never stopped.......

12/3/2014 12:09:07 PM
Miss Fortune supports domestic violence

12/3/2014 5:52:46 PM
The writing in this article is shit.

12/3/2014 6:58:53 PM
mikey is still a douched, but this band deserves rise records at least. (compliment/insult)

12/3/2014 9:25:19 PM
I lol`d