Last year marked the 40th anniversary of legendary independent label 4AD, and to celebrate the milestone, it’s releasing a new covers compilation. Bills & Aches & Blues, which takes its name from a Cocteau Twins lyric, will be released April 2 digitally and on June 23 in physical formats, and it features The Breeders, U.S. Girls, Big Thief, Future Islands and more artists covering songs from the 4AD catalog. The first 12 months of profits from the sale of the compilation will be donated to Harmony Project, a non-profit after school music program for children from communities that lack access to music or arts education.
The first side of the compilation has been released so far and includes Tkay Maizda covering The Pixies, U.S. Girls covering The Birthday Party, Aldous Harding covering Deerhunter, The Breeders covering His Name Is Alive and Maria Somerville covering Air Miami. Hear those songs and check out the tracklist below.
Bills & Aches & Blues tracklist:
1 Tkay Maidza: “Where Is My Mind?” (Pixies cover)
2 U.S. Girls: “Junkyard” (The Birthday Party cover)
3 Aldous Harding: “Revival” (Deerhunter cover)
4 The Breeders: “Dirt Eaters” (His Name Is Alive cover)
5 Maria Somerville: “Seabird” (Air Miami cover)
6 Tune-Yards: “Cannonball” (The Breeders cover)
7 Spencer.: “Genesis” (Grimes cover)
8 Helado Negro: “Futurism” (Deerhunter cover)
9 Efterklang: “Postal” (Piano Magic cover)
10 Bing & Ruth: “Gigantic” (Pixies cover)
11 Future Islands: “The Moon Is Blue” (Colourbox cover)
12 Jenny Hval: “Sunbathing” (Lush cover)
13 Dry Cleaning: “Oblivion” (Grimes cover)
14 Bradford Cox: “Mountain Battles” (The Breeders cover)
15 SOHN: “Song to the Siren” (Tim Buckley cover)
16 Becky and the Birds: “The Wolves (Act I and II)” (Bon Iver cover)
17 Ex:Re: “Misery Is a Butterfly” (Blonde Redhead cover)
18 Big Thief: “Off You” (The Breeders cover)
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