Acclaimed indie-rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed to Sub Pop Records and will begin recording its label debut Friday (Nov. 5) with producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Low).

Acclaimed indie-rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed to Sub Pop Records and will begin recording its label debut Friday (Nov. 5) with producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Low). According to the band's Web site, the album is expected to street in late spring/early summer 2005.

Sleater-Kinney left former label Kill Rock Stars last year. The group recorded four albums for Kill Rock Stars, starting with 1997's "Dig Me Out," and has also released albums on Chainsaw Records.

The band's most recent effort, 2002's "One Beat" (Kill Rock Stars), debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and No. 2 on the magazine's Top Heatseekers tally. The set has sold 73,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported, Sleater-Kinney will team with Wilco and the Flaming Lips for a New Year's Eve concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

"We instigated it because we wanted to do something different," vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker tells Billboard.biz. "We really like the team that's at Sub Pop now. There are people there who are really enthusiastic and putting out really good music. We've done a lot of records with Kill Rock Stars and we really respect them. But we just thought it was time to re-energize our music career."