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    Year Established: 1999 Genre Focus: Indie Rock Website: www.frenchkissrecords.com

    The focus of Frenckiss Records has always been on curating the finest unsigned rock bands. Frenchkiss was founded in 1999 by Syd Butler, the bassist of Les Savy Fav's to release the band's second record The Cat and the Cobra, but the label is also credited with discovering a handful of New York bands, including The Hold Steady, The Antlers, Local Natives, and Passion Pit. Butler bassist has kept the team and the roster fairly small, helping foster the same type of discovery and focus that the label began with.