Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton’s much anticipated third studio album, Heroes and Thieves, will be released on October 9th through Irving “Gotti” Lorenzo’s The Inc. Records, a division of Universal Motown Records. The singer’s entry into The Inc. fold demonstrates how Gotti and The Inc. continue to breakdown musical barriers. The album, written by Carlton in her New York City Nolita neighborhood and recorded in San Francisco, was produced by Third Eye Blind front man, Stephan Jenkins, Linda Perry (Pink, Christina Aguilera, Melissa Etheridge) and Carlton, and was executive produced by Gotti. The first single off Heroes And Thieves, “Nolita Fairytale” hits the radio waves on July 17. “Nolita Fairytale” sets the tone for the album with a unique evolved sound displaying Carlton’s trademark soaring vocals and upbeat piano rhythms. “I have been blessed with an incredible singer/songwriter who amazes me every time she sits down at her piano and plays and sings. Our Belief in each other is something that I will cherish! And I will fight to the end for my V.” – Mr. Lorenzo, CEO of The Inc. “The magical combination of Vanessa and Irv is forcing people to put their preconceived notions aside and think outside the box,” “Vanessa’s new album is a breakthrough achievement on all sides; For Universal Motown, for The Inc. and their great team, and for music fans around the world hungering for the kind of light and passion that only Vanessa Carlton can bring.” – Sylvia Rhone, President of Universal Motown Records Vanessa Carlton burst on to the pop scene in 2002 with her album Be Not Nobody, unleashing the piano-tinged smash single “A Thousand Miles,” which reached the Top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, garnering prestigious Grammy nominations for both Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. Carlton followed up her platinum-plus debut album with 2004’s acclaimed Harmonium. Carlton will head out on tour with the legendary Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac this summer.