Year founded: 2009
Notable artists/releases: Meishi Smile, LLLL
Despite being based in L.A., Zoom Lens is very much a worldwide label. Their roster confronts this ethos head-on, blurring the lines between experimental and pop music. Meishi Smile, LLLL, and more all tackle this divide and make it vanish with their sounds, as more extreme elements fade in and out among the colorful, obtuse pop aspirations. Releasing music from Japan, North America, and the Philippines, Zoom Lens is unique in erasing borders and uniting listeners.