Aldous Harding, Tkay Maidza, U.S. Girls and more have contributed to a brand new compilation to celebrate label 4AD’s 40th anniversary.
Though the label actually turned 40 back in 2020, we’ll gloss over that for ‘Bills & Aches & Blues’ – a release that sees current 4AD acts covering songs from across their back catalogue.
Side one of the compilation – featuring Tkay Maidza doing Pixies ‘Where Is My Mind’, U.S. Girls performing The Birthday Party’s ‘Junkyard’ and Aldous Harding covering Deerhunter’s ‘Revival’ – is out today (10th March).
The second half – out on 2nd April – will also see Dry Cleaning covering Grimes, while Big Thief offer up their version of The Breeders.
The full tracklisting reads:
Tkay Maidza – Where Is My Mind? (Pixies)
U.S. Girls – Junkyard (The Birthday Party)
Aldous Harding – Revival (Deerhunter)
The Breeders – The Dirt Eaters (His Name Is Alive)
Maria Somerville – Seabird (Air Miami)
Tune-Yards – Cannonball (The Breeders)
Spencer. – Genesis (Grimes)
Helado Negro – Futurism (Deerhunter)
Efterklang – Postal (Piano Magic)
Bing and Ruth – Gigantic (Pixies)
Future Islands – The Moon Is Blue (Colourbox)
Jenny Hval – Sunbathing (Lush)
Dry Cleaning – Oblivion (Grimes)
Bradford Cox – Mountain Battles (Breeders)
SOHN – Song To The Siren (Tim Buckley)
Becky and The Birds – The Wolves Act I and II (Bon Iver)
Ex:Re – Misery Is a Butterfly (Blonde Redhead)
Big Thief – Off You (The Breeders)