Drake Bell is teaming up with Surfdog Records to release his first studio album in more than six years.
Bell, an actor-turned-musician best known for his role in Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh," has already released two studio albums and a 2011 EP, "A Reminder." His sophomore album, 2006's "It's Only Time," debuted and peaked at No. 81 on the Billboard 200 with 178,000 sold to date according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In addition to the upcoming release, which is scheduled to drop early 2013, the new signing includes deals for merchandising, live performances and more, the company announced in a press release Thursday (Aug. 23).