Swedish pop band the Cardigans are readying a new album for a fall release on Stockholm Records, Billboard.com has learned, although no specific release date has been announced. The band's future with

Swedish pop band the Cardigans are readying a new album for a fall release on Stockholm Records, Billboard.com has learned, although no specific release date has been announced. The band's future with the Stockholm-based label was uncertain, as manager Petri Lunden reportedly has shopped for a new deal with other international companies.

Moreover, vocalist Nina Persson and bassist Magnus Sveningsson have also pursued separate projects with other musicians, as A Camp and Righteous Boy, respectively, both on Stockholm Records. Righteous Boy released its debut album, "I Sing Because of You," last week in Sweden. Cardigans guitarist Peter Svensson recently guested on the latest album from Titiyo.

While in Cannes for the Midem industry convention, Stockholm Records CEO Ola Hakansson told Billboard.com that the Cardigans are scheduled to perform new material Sept. 8 in Stockholm for the label's 10th anniversary, a show that will also feature performances by other label acts such as E-Type and Stakka Bo.

The Cardigans' last album, 1998's "Gran Turismo," peaked at a disappointing No. 151 on The Billboard 200, after its predecessor, "First Band on the Moon," topped out at No. 35 in February 1997. That set spawned the international smash single "Lovefool," which hit No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart and No. 5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music: Club Play chart.

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