In a nod to days gone by, when labels released sampler packages with the intention of encouraging consumers to purchase CDs, the folks at 4AD are giving music fans a little gift for the holidays. The label has gathered 12 tracks from the likes of Atlas Sound, Stereolab, Department of Eagles, and TV on the Radio, and turned them into a digital label sampler that’s now up for download. Songs are taken from previously released albums currently available from the label. They even give you the chance to preview each track before you hit download.

TV On The Radio “Golden Age” – Dear Science
Deerhunter – “Nothing Ever Happened” – Microcastle
Department Of Eagles – “No One Does It Like You” – In Ear Park
Anni Rossi – “Ecology” – Afton EP
Stereolab – “Neon Beanbag” – Chemical Chords
Atlas Sound – “River Card” – Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
It Hugs Back – “Work Day” – Inside Your Guitar (forthcoming)
Minotaur Shock – “My Burr” – Amateur Dramatics
Johann Johannsson – “Melodia (i)” – Fordlandia
Bon Iver – “Skinny Love” – For Emma, Forever Ago
The Breeders – “Bang On” – Mountain Battles
The Mountain Goats – “Sax Rohmer #1” – Heretic Pride

Photo by Bryan Melz.