Urbana, Illinois-based Parasol Records (and Parasol Label Group) was a natural outgrowth of Parasol Mail Order, which opened its mailbox in 1991 and was considered the premier US mail order for independent pop music for over a decade. Owner Geoff Merritt began Parasol Records by releasing his friends’ CDs and 7" singles. The majority of these artists played guitar-driven pop music as evidenced by releases from vanguard artists like Velvet Crush, Three Hour Tour, and Brian Leach. Since those early beginnings Parasol has been home to dozens of artists from all over the world. Guitar pop is alive and well at Parasol Records.

1900s, The


Adam Schmitt


Angie Heaton


Beaujolais


Boot Camp


Cameron McGill & What Army


Cowboy & Spingirl


Doleful Lions


Elsinore


George Usher


Hathaways


Jack Logan & Bob Kimbell


Kevin Tihista


Like Young, The


Mark Bacino


Mas Rapido


Mazes


Richard Lloyd


Ryan Groff


Steve Almaas & Ali Smith


The Outnumbered


The Rave


Three Hour Tour


Toothpaste 2000


Weird Summer


Wolfie


You & Yourn