This is my favorite part of the label, so I felt it deserved its own page.
I love giving people a chance to listen to something new for free, even if they don’t have the internet. Beginning in December 2008, when Josh Tracy and I took a trip to Michigan, we began making Open Hand Records Samplers, consisting of songs from bands involved with OHR, or occasionally just friends of ours who we think are awesome. These are burned copies of iTunes playlists in colorful inexpensive sleeves from Target, Walmart, or wheverever I can find them for cheap. Sometimes they will have stickers in them, or other cool goodies, sometimes they won’t. It really just depends what I have available to me at the time.
THESE ARE 100% FREE.
I go to a lot of shows. I go to most of the various skafests around the country throughout the year. I will almost ALWAYS have these available.
And don’t worry if you miss out on getting a physical copy, because as soon as we make a new one, it goes up here for free.
OHR Sampler Vol. 1 (December 2008)
1. The Best Of The Worst – More Than You Ought To Know
2. Babylon Party Machine – Date With Density (Gangster Fun cover)
3. Tyrannosaurus Sex – Ska Is Dead
4. Informant – Comfort
5. Michael Fights The Dragon – Bam Bam Camn
6. Aaron Hibbert – Big Sky Country
7. Matt Wixson – Free Edge
8. Marx Revolution – Hookers And Blow
9. The Disregardables – 18!
10. Detonate – Walls
11. Babylon Party Machine – I Chase The Devil (Max Romeo Cover)
12. The Best Of The Worst – Sgt. Beatdown
13. Aaron Hibbert – Vienna (previously unreleased Billy Joel cover)
14. Informant – Friends
15. Michael Fights The Dragon – The Times You Wish You Had A Hand Grenade
16. The Disregardables – Kings Of The Field
17. Tyrannosaurus Sex – White Room
18. Matt Wixson – Spoiler Alert (previously unreleased)
OHR Sampler Vol. 2 (August 2009)
1. Paranoia Dance Party! – Help!Help!Help!Help!
2. This Is A Stick Up – Dude, Bro, Lacrosse
3. Informant – An Embarrassment
4. The Disregardables – By Our Powers Combined (previously unreleased)
5. The Cutoff Frequency – Danny pt. 2
6. Tyrannosaurus Sex – Stop The Vote
7. Matt Wixson – I Apologize
8. Detonate – Delirium
9. The Best Of The Worst – Living Your Life On A Misinterpretation
10. Tyrannosaurus Sex – Mind Control Machine
11. Informant – Repeat, Digress
12. Babylon Party Machine – Chawalaleng The Ayer (Mashup f/ Pilfers vs. Flo Rida)
13. Aaron Hibbert – Skin (previously unreleased)
14. The Best Of The Worst – Fivezerothree
15. The Cutoff Frequency – As We Move Along
16. Babylon Party Machine – Pink Sheep
17. Marx Revolution – Save Your Soul
18. The Disregardables – Is The Kangaroo Alright? (previously unreleased)
19. Matt Wixson – Cheating On The Future
20. This Is A Stick Up – Part 1: In Spite Of
21. Paranoia Dance Party! – We’ll Meet Again Yesterday