Frenchkiss Label Group Launches, Signing ATP, White Iris, Underwater Peoples, More

May 9, 2012 by  

As announced in our January interview with founder Syd Butler, Frenchkiss Records has launched a boutique distribution company, Frenchkiss Label Group, focused on growing visibility for indie labels in the spirit of communities such as Dischord, Rough Trade and Touch & Go.

With day-to-day operations run by Orchard/IODA alum Jordy Trachtenberg, Frenchkiss Label Group will handle distribution for: the London-based ATP Recordings (Spiritualized, Death Vessel, Tall Firs); Portland’s Cavity Search Records (The Helio Sequence, Hazel and Pete Krebs), Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records (C O L O R), Brooklyn-based God Mode (Yvette, Mr. Dream), Maryland-based Holiday Friends Recording Co. (Surfer Blood, The Drums), LA-based Jaxart (Races, Avi Buffalo), NYC’s Pendu Sound (Chelsea Wolfe, Mater Suspiria Vision, Von Haze), NJ-based Underwater Peoples (Ice Choir, Mountain Man, Real Estate) and LA/Brooklyn’s White Iris Records (Best Coast, Oberhofer, Other Lives).

Stream the Frenchkiss Label Group compilation here:

Says Frenchkiss: “Since we’ve partnered with The Orchard, we can attest that we’re working with the best talent around when it comes to delivering and streamlining distribution and adopting new platforms for music. We’re striving to recreate the handshake mentality of pioneered label communities while using the Orchard’s innovative methods, in order to be the best resource for those looking to grow with us.”

Click to visit the Frenchkiss Label Group website.