1. Exclusive: The Orchard Acquires Frenchkiss Label Group and Frenchkiss Records

    September 26, 2014 9:00 AM EDT The Orchard has acquired Frenchkiss Label Group and Frenchkiss REcords, Billboard has exclusively learned. The independent music and video distribution, marketing, and sales organization has handled digital and physical distribution for the New Yo ...

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  3. Backbeat: Fort Lean Rocks Santos Party House at Record-Release Gig Packed With Fans, Eager A&R Execs

    February 29, 2012 6:14 PM EST From left: Fort Lean manager Talya Elitzer of Mick Management; Fort Lean frontman Keenan Mitchell; Billboard.Biz deputy editor Andy Gensler; Fort Lean keyboardist Will Runge; band publicist Shira Knishkowy of Big Hassle. (Photo: Jem Aswad) The sce ...

  4. Exclusive: Frenchkiss Leaves RED, Takes Physical Distribution to Orchard

    December 08, 2011 2:10 PM EST Frenchkiss Records, the independent label founded by Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler, told Billboard.biz that they have left Sony distribution arm RED in favor of diving in 100% with digital-leaning outlet the Orchard. The label has worked with bo ...

  5. Frenchkiss, !K7 Partner Outside North America

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Frenchkiss Records has partnered with Berlin-based !K7 for priority releases outside North America. The first release will be the Antlers' debut set "The Hospice," on Oct. 23. "It's great for Frenchkiss to have access to s ...

  6. Passion Pit's Geek Chic

    April 27, 2009 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Passion Pit's Ayad Al Adhamy knows that the speed with which his Boston-based electro-pop group has ascended from MySpace anonymity to buzz-bin ubiquity tends to make for prime backlash fodder. But the keyboardist insists that he and his bandma ...

  7. The Dodos

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Dodos drummer Logan Kroeber was speaking as he lay on his back in a field in Van Buren State Park, somewhere in the depths of Ohio as the band continued its seemingly endless tour. The Dodos drummer Logan Kroeber was speaking as he lay on his ba ...

  8. Les Savy Fav Thinks Big On First Album Since '01

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn't put out a proper studio album since 2001's "Go Forth," but it's not out of the band's lack of desire to make one. Well, maybe a little bit. Indie rock troupe Les Savy Fav hasn' ...