One of our favourite labels, Wichita, have signed with [PIAS] for the world excluding North America.

The official statement from [PIAS] reads as follows:

"In the UK, Wichita will be handled by [PIAS] UK’s sales & distribution division, with an option for projects to be upstreamed and supported by the Global Project Management (GPM) team, which coordinates a raft of marketing services on a multi-territorial basis. Outside of the UK, the label’s upcoming releases will be marketed and promoted by [PIAS]’ international network of local offices and affiliates.

"The first Wichita releases through [PIAS] will be the new albums by Mariachi El Bronx and Peggy Sue both scheduled for the 12th of September followed later in the year by albums from Wild Flag, Los Campesinos and Spectrals and an EP by Bloc Party’s Kele. 2012 will see new albums from First Aid Kit, The Cribs and Simian Mobile Disco."

This is very good news indeed.