Various Artists 'Big Smoke Spring Sampler 2016' (album stream)

Various Artists 'Big Smoke Spring Sampler 2016' (album stream)
Vancouver punk and indie imprint Big Smoke Records is celebrating its first birthday later this month, and has delivered an early present ahead of the big bash with a sampler showcasing their top talent. The mix is available now as a pay-what-you-want download.

Lower Mainland trio Sightlines recently announced that they had signed to Big Smoke/Alarum to deliver their debut LP, North. It's being teased in the sampler by the softly sung but sonically crunchy "Hospital."

Elsewhere, you've got tracks from math-minded instro emo crew Zoo Strategies, post hardcore outfit Seven Nines and Tens, atmospheric indie dudes Altona and more.

You can stream Big Smoke's Spring Sampler 2016 below, or download it on Bandcamp.

The label's all ages-friendly "One Year Birthday Party" takes place March 12, and will feature performances from Altona, Reef Shark, Spruce Trap and Yes Bear. The address is being kept under wraps for the time being, but you can find out more info over here.