Here are three excellent and completely free label samplers that are well worth getting your grubby mitts on.
The first comes from the wonderful Saddle Creek label and their thirteen track Summer Sampler 2012 includes offerings from The Mynabirds, Cursive, Tim Kasher, Bright Eyes and Maria Taylor.
The second is from Jeffery Drag Records and is a collection of ten tracks from some top-notch garage rock’n'rollers, punks and assorted ne’er-do-wells such as Bad Child, The Hussy, Pujol, Useless Eaters, Natural Child and The Electric Dollhouse Groovebuggy amongst others.
Last, but by no means least comes a tasty sampler from the Bridgetown label. It is sixteen tracks taken from their nine summer releases and includes the likes of Secret Colors, Ultra Dome, Kevin Greenspon + Nicole Kidman and Former Selves. It is of the more experimental persuasion, but there is plenty to immerse yourself in and enjoy, particularly the darkly fragile folk of John Thill.
Some samples to whet the appetite below. Alternatively, just go and get the Saddle Creek Summer Sampler 2012 from Amazon.com for free here, get the Jeffrey Drag sampler from their Bandcamp page here, and download the full Bridgetown sampler from here.
Download The Rural Alberta Advantage – North Star mp3 (from Saddle Creek Summer Sampler 2012)
Download Big Harp – Everybody Pays mp3 (from Saddle Creek Summer Sampler 2012)
Download – John Thill - Informers mp3 (from Bridgetown Summer Sampler)
Download Kevin Greenspon + Nicole Kidman – Southpaw mp3 (from Bridgetown Summer Sampler)