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When a band changes its name, it sometimes signifies a switch in artistic direction. For indie band Cairophenomenons — previously known as Cairo — the decision was far more practical, even if the new moniker is a bit of a mouthful.

“Our band didn’t show up in any searches on the internet or Twitter,” shrugs guitarist and vocalist Shonosuke Nakamura. “You’d search for it and you’d only get results about Egypt, or other bands called Cairo.”

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