4AD reached its 40th anniversary as a label last year, and as a belated celebration, it has announced the new covers compilation Bills & Aches & Blues. The collection is out April 2 digitally with vinyl LPs and CDs following on July 23 and a deluxe vinyl box set coming later this year. The first five songs from the compilation are out now—listen to Tkay Maidza covering Pixies, the Breeders covering His Name Is Alive, U.S. Girls covering the Birthday Party, Aldous Harding covering Deerhunter, and Maria Somerville covering Air Miami below.
Other artists featured on the compilation include Big Thief, Tune-Yards, Future Islands, Dry Cleaning, Jenny Hval, Bradford Cox, Helado Negro, Bing & Ruth, and SOHN. Find the full tracklist below.
The first year of profits from Bills & Aches & Blues is going to the Harmony Project—a Los Angeles–based after-school program to help communities without equitable access to arts or music education.
Read the 2020 feature “U.S. Girls on the Absurdist Meme, Anti-Colonial History, and Soul Records That Inspired Heavy Light.”
Bills & Aches & Blues:
01 Tkay Maidza: “Where Is My Mind?” (Pixies cover)
02 U.S. Girls: “Junkyard” (The Birthday Party cover)
03 Aldous Harding: “Revival” (Deerhunter cover)
04 The Breeders: “Dirt Eaters” (His Name Is Alive cover)
05 Maria Somerville: “Seabird” (Air Miami cover)
06 Tune-Yards: “Cannonball” (The Breeders cover)
07 Spencer.: “Genesis” (Grimes cover)
08 Helado Negro: “Futurism” (Deerhunter cover)
09 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)