Elektra Records, once the home to classic rock giants like the Doors, Love, the Stooges and MC5 folded in 2004 when it merged with Atlantic. But in advance of the label’s 60th anniversary in 2010, the label has relaunched with Fueled By Ramen founder John Janick and Atlantic Vice President Mike Caren at the helm. The relaunched label has already announced its first three artists: French dance duo Justice, electro-pop songstress Little Boots, and one half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee-Lo Green.
Elektra’s first non soundtrack release (they released the soundtrack for True Blood in May) will be the Little Boots Illuminations EP (due out June 9), which will be followed by a full-length (Hands) later this year. Janick said at a press conference that a new Cee-Lo solo album will be out in late 2009, and a new Justice album would be out in early 2010.