Rock outfit the Alkaline Trio has signed with Epic after five indie label studio albums, the last three of which were issued by Vagrant.

Rock outfit the Alkaline Trio has signed with Epic after five indie label studio albums, the last three of which were issued by Vagrant. The group plans to begin recording its Epic debut at the conclusion of its stint on this summer's Vans Warped Tour.

The group's Vagrant swansong, 2005's "Crimson," reached No. 25 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 196,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group's best seller, 2003's "Good Mourning," has shifted 253,000 to date.

Vagrant tidied up the Alkaline Trio's odds and ends in January with the release of "Remains," which featured seven years worth of compilation tracks, B-sides and rarities.

In the midst of the Warped dates, frontman Matt Skiba will play a solo show Aug. 9 at Chicago's Metro.