Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based independent label Drive-Thru Records has inked a worldwide distribution deal with Sanctuary Records Group. The indie was formerly distributed through Geffen.

Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based independent label Drive-Thru Records has inked a worldwide distribution deal with Sanctuary Records Group. The indie was formerly distributed through Geffen.

Sanctuary will handle Drive-Thru's new releases and most of its catalog. The exceptions are four groups whose Drive-Thru releases will remain distributed by Geffen -- New Found Glory, Something Corporate, Finch and the Starting Line.

The first releases under the new deal will be the self-titled full-length debut from I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business and a Homegrown EP called "When It All Comes Down," both due Oct. 26.

Drive-Thru helped launch the career of Dashboard Confessional, issuing the emo act's 2000 debut, "Swiss Army Romance." The band later signed with Vagrant Records, which bought the rights to the album.

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