When Geoff Merritt, owner of the pop-centric Parasol label, wanted to document the post-Nirvana Urbana-Champaign music scene of the early-mid 1990s the Mud Records imprint was created for more rock-oriented titles. Early Mud singles from Hum and Hardvark pre-date those bands' respective major label experiences, and Mud gained even more notoriety during the 90s with releases by touted indie-rock bands Braid, Sarge, and Absinthe Blind.

Absinthe Blind


Angie Heaton


Braid


Corndolly


Honcho Overload


Liquorette


Lonely Trailer


Mother


Sarge


The Acme Principle


The Great Crusades


Tractor Kings


We The Animals


Withershins


Wolfie