British songstress, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Olivia Broadfield, whose hit “Indescribable” was featured in last week’s telecast of The Grammy Awards, has been signed by Vagrant Records.

Vagrant, home to rock, indie, emo and even post-punk bands like The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, Saves the Day and Dashboard Confessional, is a Santa Monica-based record company founded by Rich Egan and Jon Cohen in 1996. Besides a five year stint with Interscope that ended in 2006, Vagrant is a fully independent record label with distribution through Fontana Distribution.

“I am so excited to be working with Vagrant, they have shown such faith and belief in me as an artist and I know that my album will be in good hands. It’s taken a lot of hard work to get this far and I can’t wait to take things to the next level with Vagrant by my side,” Broadfield said of signing with Vagrant.

Broadfield’s electro-indie-pop songs have exploded on the scene since being featured in top-rated MTV shows like “The Hills” and “The Real World,” while she was still unsigned. You may also recognize her tunes from the major motion picture “The Eye.”

“I have been blown away by how well things have been going for me over the past year and signing with Vagrant is quite simply the cherry on top,” she said.

Broadfield’s debut album, “Eyes Wide Open” will be released this summer through Vagrant and a partnership with the artist’s own label Cherry Bang.

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Christine Cassis is a student at Boston University studying journalism and American studies. Her work has appeared in the Daily Free Press and the Patriot Ledger newspapers as well as the New York Times college section. She is also the editor of The Daily Free Press’ arts and entertainment section, The MUSE.

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