In 1987, launched a series of 7-inch singles called the International Pop Underground. This series features artists emanating from pop rockin’ catacombs around the globe. To date there are over 140 volumes in the series.
Some of the artists included in the International Pop Underground are closely allied with artists and are making a guest appearance on the label, such as: Gigi, Chromatics, the Vibrarians, Generifus, Unrest, Versus, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, the Gossip, Pork, the Pastels, Melody Dog, Bonfire Madigan, Teenage Fanclub, and Seaweed.
Others are artists who have released albums on such as LAKE, Pine Hill Haints, Mecca Normal, Chain & the Gang, Angelo Spencer, Lois, Some Velvet Sidewalk, Mirah, Microphones, Make-Up, Beat Happening, Thee Headcoats, Heavenly, KARP, the Crabs, Built to Spill, and Jeremy Jay.
has released two compilations of material from the International Pop Underground series on compact disc: International Hip Swing [KLP016] and Project: Echo [KLP055].