They haven’t settled on a new moniker yet.
Calgary-based punk band Viet Cong garnered a good deal of buzz for its 2015 self-titled debut album. But the heightened profile also created controversy around the historical baggage attached to the band’s name.
On Sept. 19, the quartet released a statement announcing plans to drop the Viet Cong title.
“We’ve been listening, talking and having lots of valuable conversations with the members of the Vietnamese community about the name,” the band said. “Through this dialogue and hearing about what the name means to so many people, we have decided we will be changing the name of our band.”