In 2020, 4AD turned 40. Never one to be on time for a party, the label is commemorating that landmark this year with the release of Bills & Aches & Blues.
The compilation features 18 of its current artists covering a song of their choosing from 4AD’s past: a creative experiment rooted in the spirit of collaboration and a snapshot of 4AD, 41 years after its inception.
Bills & Aches & Blues will be released on 2 April digitally, with standard vinyl and CD editions following on 23 July and a deluxe vinyl boxset later this year. To pre-order head to 4AD.ffm.to/
Available today are the first five songs from Bills & Aches & Blues (‘Side 1’), with Tkay Maidza, U.S. Girls, Aldous Harding, The Breeders & new signing Maria Somerville reworking Pixies, The Birthday Party, Deerhunter, His Name Is Alive and Air Miami respectively.
Bills & Aches & Blues – Side 1
Listen / Download: 4AD.ffm.to/
01 Tkay Maidza – Where Is My Mind? (Pixies)
02 U.S. Girls – Junkyard (The Birthday Party)
03 Aldous Harding – Revival (Deerhunter)
04 The Breeders – Dirt Eaters (His Name Is Alive)
05 Maria Somerville – Seabird (Air Miami)