This is update to last week's posts on Chicago's Future Ghosts sending a cease/desist letter to North Carolina's Future Ghosts. For full background, check out those posts here and here.
"A rose by any other name"…That’s what the Future Ghosts of North Carolina have decided, so as not to waste any more time in writing and releasing new music. From a statement on their website:
Due to the unfortunate events surrounding the name Future Ghosts in the past week, we have elected to seek out a new name and brand for ourselves. We had originally hoped to come to some sort of understanding in a timely manner that would allow us to retrieve our sites and move forward. However, it became clear to us that there would be no quick or easy resolution, and also seemed apparent that we would not be taken to court over the issue.
Our only focus as a band should be to write, play and release music – goals which this situation was seriously obstructing. All of our plans for the release of the new album were being strained, and we did not want to push the date back any longer. Rather than waste any more time, we began work to find a new name, alter artwork, create new websites, and remove the sour taste from our mouths.
They released a new song today as well on Absolute Punk and have created new a new Facebook page and updated their Twitter and Soundcloud accounts.
As for the Future Ghosts of Chicago, they posted this on their Facebook page earlier today:
Having endured a whole week of bizarre negativity and confusion, we'd like to move forward with something positive. From now until the end of 2013, 100% of the money made from our Bandcamp downloads will be donated to charitable organizations. 50% will go to Blue Cure Foundation for prostate cancer, and 50% will go to Equality Now for global women's rights. Life's too short.