The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 releas

The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 release in North America. International editions will be bolstered by a bonus track and are expected Oct. 7.

The group -- vocalist/guitarist Jeremy Enigk, bassist Nate Mendel, drummer William Goldsmith, keyboardist Nick Macri and guitarist Bill Dolan -- is working on the album in a Los Angeles studio with longtime SDRE collaborator Brad Wood.

It is not known if any of the songs made available for download in recent months on the band's official Web site, including "It's Over," "Chain" and "Sinatra," will make the final track list.

The Fire Theft is expected to tour in support of the release, although dates have not yet been announced. The group's debut tour this spring was marked by a number of sold-out shows, including one at New York's Bowery Ballroom.

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