The Gaslight Anthem sign to Mercury Records; new album in 2012

October 05 2011, 3:26 PM EDT By Scott Heisel

Former AP cover stars the Gaslight Anthem have signed to Mercury Records, current home of Neon Trees, Portishead, Noel Gallagher and more. “We can confirm this," says a spokesperson for Gaslight's former label, SideOneDummy Records. "We are super-happy for the dudes in Gaslight and wish them the best!” The band will release their major-label debut and follow-up to 2010's American Slang next year; their final S1D release will be an iTunes Session set to drop digitally on Dec. 13.