Universal’s Vertigo Records has signed American rock outfit The Gaslight Anthem to a worldwide deal excluding North America, with fellow Universal imprint Mercury Records due to release the band’s music in the US and Canada.
Says Vertigo MD Paul Adam: “I’ve been a massive fan of The Gaslight Anthem both live and on record for years and am so pleased that they have decided to join the team at Vertigo. They are planning to go into the studio early 2012 to record their new album, which will be a stunning follow up to ‘American Slang’. I believe they will go on to become one of the most important and successful bands globally over the next few years”.
The band’s frontman Brian Fallon added: “We are pleased to announce that we’ve signed to Mercury Records US and Vertigo Records in the UK, it’s been a long road for us. We’ve always had a goal in mind and we’ve always tried to take things one step at a time. We waited to move to each step as we felt we were ready as a band, regardless of what people told us we were ready for, we waited until we felt it in our hearts. Now we feel it’s time for the next step, we look forward to the future… now let’s write the best record we’ve ever done”.