Frenchkiss Label Group (NYC) Adds Four New Labels
October 19, 2012 by Janice Brown
Jeffery Drag Records, Analog Edition Records, Manimal Vinyl Records & Battle Worldwide Recordings have joined the Frenchkiss Label Group.
Nashville-based Jeffery Drag Records was formed in early 2009 by Adam Moult to release limited pressings of cassettes and vinyl for his band, Bad Cop, and other various acts including The Hussy, Pujol, and Little Viking. In 2011, Bad Cop bass player Mike Gicz joined the Jeffery Drag team, overseeing cassette releases from Ranch Ghost, Electric Dollhouse Groovebuggy, and Majestico. The label has since grown, adding Natural Child, Useless Eaters, and Ghost Dance to the roster.
Washington, D.C.-based Analog Edition Records was founded to press and release a Blake Mills vinyl record. Subsequently, since March of 2011, Analog Edition’s goal has been to help “elevate the best music we encounter through the vast digital abyss of the internet by pressing it into personalized analog homes.” To date, the label has put out releases by Mills, Stone Darling, Breakfast In Fur, and Lands & Peoples. Now Analog Edition is set to release its first local release: the debut EP from Teen Mom.
Manimal Vinyl Records – founded by former fashion stylist/editor, Paul Beahan – has been about blurring the line between music and fashion. Early releases from the Los Angeles-based label included Bat for Lashes Fur and Gold and Warpaint’s Exquisite Corpse. As of 2012, Manimal are looking forward to new releases from Chains of Love, papercranes, Heliotropes, AACT RRAISER and more.
BATTLE is a new UK-based record label and publishing house run by Darren Smallman who was the driving force behind Australian independent label & touring company Low Transit Industries. Artists include Empty Pools, Blacklevel Embassy, Co-pilgrim, Ancient Horses, The Sun & The Silver Anthology, and alumni of the label include Ken Stringfellow’s THE DiSCiPLiNES, Kim Salmon & The Surrealists as well as Kim’s Precious Jules.
The Frenchkiss Label Group is home to NYC/LA-based labels such as White Iris, God Mode, JAXART, Pendu Sound and Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records. Click for more info!