Le Tigre Inks With Strummer/Universal

New album due in late summer.

Politically minded rock act Le Tigre has signed with Strummer/Universal, Billboard.biz has learned. Run by former Capitol president Gary Gersh, Strummer/Universal is also home to the Mars Volta, the Rapture, Recover and Graham Colton Band.

Le Tigre has released two albums on Mr. Lady Records, the most recent of which, 2001's "Feminist Sweepstakes," hit No. 43 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums tally.

A new album is expected in late summer. Beforehand, Le Tigre will play six European dates starting April 1 in Brighton, England. The group is also set to perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will take place May 1-2 in Indio, Calif.