Published May 21, 2013Over the years, we've seen numerous clashes and lawsuits over duplicate band names, and now up-and-coming Toronto electronic pop outfit DIANA are trying to avoid a similar dispute. Their upcoming debut album was originally intended to be self-titled, but they've had to change to it to Perpetual Surrender.
In a statement, Jagjaguwar explained that there's already an album called Diana by a band called — you guessed it — Diana. Evidently the Toronto-based DIANA intend to keep their band name, so hopefully the title change will help them steer clear of any potential legal troubles going forward.
As the label states, "We are not in the lawsuit business — we are in the indie rock business."
UPDATE: To be clear, DIANA is in no way being sued or in any sort of legal trouble. They are simply trying to avoid any possible legal issues going forward.
Perpetual Surrender is out on August 20 through Jagjaguwar in the U.S. and Paper Bag Records in Canada. Read about the album and DIANA's tour dates right here. Check out the video for the album cut "Born Again" below.