Friday, April 10, 2009

Giantess say "Yes" to name change

Also from my column today: It’s a familiar name game: J. Mascis’ Dinosaur added “Jr.,” a horde of British bands added “UK” and now Boston synth-pop act Giantess has added “Yes.”

The emerging local band has altered its name to Yes Giantess after the Canadian band Giantess (that once included members of the New Pornographers) demanded the change.

“Finally the legalities caught up with us,” singer Jan Rosenfeld told Hotline.

Ironically, the Canadian Giantess had to change its original name, Battles, after N.Y. experimental band Battles took offense. What a tangled web we weave.

Meanwhile, Yes Giantess just released a white vinyl double-single through uber-hip label Neon Gold Records. The group tours the UK this spring and hits the Middle East in Cambridge with Paper Route on May 31.

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