Frenchkiss Records

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Frenchkiss Records
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Founded 1999
Founder Syd Butler
Distributor(s) The Orchard, Sony
Genre Indie rock
Country of origin United States
Location New York City
Official website

Frenchkiss Records is an independent record label based in New York, New York. The label was started in 1999 by Syd Butler, bassist and founder of Les Savy Fav. The label's first purpose was to release Les Savy Fav's second album The Cat and The Cobra, but has since been the label responsible for discovering a varying array of artists such as The Hold Steady, The Antlers, The Dodos, Local Natives and Passion Pit. The label has recently added a music publishing side as well, Frenchkiss Publishing.

The company was acquired by The Orchard in September 2014.[1]

Frenchkiss Label Group[edit]

In early 2012 Frenchkiss Records launched the distribution company Frenchkiss Label Group, which is "focused on growing visibility for indie labels in the spirit of communities such as Dischord, Rough Trade and Touch & Go."[2] In May of that year Cavity Search Records was announced as one of the first nine labels to join the Frenchkiss distribution group, along with JAXART and Pendu Sound.[3] At that point, Frenchkiss had ceased its affiliation with RED, and had begun working with The Orchard.[2]


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