The Singles serve Scarlett Johansson with cease-and-desist

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Remember the Singles? The formerly Detroit-based band has been around since 1999, found some success following that whole "garage rock" thing, later relocated to Los Angeles in 2009, and released an album last year with a new lineup.  

More recently, actress Scarlett Johansson has formed a new band — also called the Singles. Apparently Johansson and Co. didn't bother to Google the not-terribly-creative name, and are set to release their first single, "Candy," on TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek's label, Federal Prism.

So, the first Singles sent the second Singles a cease-and-desist order Wednesday. "It’s hard to believe that any musician would do something like that to another band," Singles frontman Vincent Frederick wrote in a press release. "Our band, The Singles, has an account on nearly all social media sites and our music is available in record shops, on iTunes, SoundCloud, and other websites. Just a simple search on Google would have revealed that 'The Singles' was already a band name being used by another pop/rock band – our band." 

Hmm. Both bands have a propensity for pop. Maybe Frederick can just let ScarJo in his band?

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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