Dears Force Deers To Change Their Name

Today, the Spanish band Deers announced that the Montreal art-rock band Dears have forcibly requested that they change their name. Dears’ lawyer apparently sent Deers a letter, stating that the names are far too similar and create enough confusion to merit a lawsuit. Deers will know be known as “Hinds.” We saw the same thing happen when Ejecta became Young Ejecta back in September, and before that when twigs was forced to become FKA twigs, and before than when Dictators frontman Handsome Dick Manitoba threatened a lawsuit to inspire Manitoba’s name change to Caribou. Read Deers’ letter to their fans above, and cross your fingers that Mastodon’s frontman doesn’t come calling.