Yesterday, children’s singer Raffi Cavoukian objected to the New Pornographers name after two decades of silence on the matter, but he’s now backtracked and apologized after a series of tweets from NP frontman Carl Newman. Per Pitchfork, Raffi sent the following message to Newman apologizing for his statements:
In a fleeting moment I reacted to a word, which I wrote about in my book Lightweb Darkweb. My Tweet was without context, on a gig night, Not cool. I apologize, Meant no disrespect to the band, its music, or its fans. RC.
A fun little beef! Squashed too early, in my opinion. Read our recent interview with Newman.