Atlantic Records has announced plans to relaunch their famous Elektra Records imprint which effectively shutdown in 2004. The newly launched label will be co-run by Fueled By Ramen co-founder John Janick and Atlantic EVP of A&R Mike Caren.
The new label is promising some new signings, but the first three releases will be more well known releases. The first album released on Elektra was the soundtrack for the HBO show "True Blood," which dropped on May 19. The company's next release will be the U.S. debut of U.K. dance artist Little Boots, whose EP "Illuminations" is scheduled for release on June 9. Elektra has also signed French electronic duo Justice, and rapper Cee-Lo.
Elektra's original catalogue included The Afghan Whigs, Billy Bragg, The Cure, Metallica and many others.
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