Brody Dalle has signed to Caroline, part of the Universal Music Group.
The former frontwoman of The Distillers and Spinnerette recorded her first solo album in California and it features guest guitar from Nick Valensi of The Strokes. The album will be Dalle’s first record since Spinnerette‘s self-titled debut album, which was released in 2009. The album is also set to feature appearances from Shirley Manson of Garbage and Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Michael Shuman as well as the band’s longterm collaborator Alain Johannes, Emily Kokal of Warpaint, Darren Weiss of Papa and Hayden Scott of AWOLNATION, reports Music Week.
Dalle released her first album with The Distillers in 2000. The punk band released three albums, before splitting in 2006. She has since worked with Eagles Of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age and Leftover Crack. In 2011 Dalle gave birth to her and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme’s second child.
Caroline International was launched over the summer. Managing director Michael Roe said of the relaunched distribution company: “Being an old Virgin boy, Caroline was a label I always admired, so to be offered the opportunity to be involved with the name and its rich heritage is a great honor.” Caroline Records was initially launched as a jazz and prog label in 1973, as part of Virgin Records. Caroline Distribution was founded in 1983.