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/billsandachesandblues. The first 12 months’ profits from Bills & Aches & Blues will be donated to The Harmony Project, a Los Angeles-based after-school programme for children from communities and schools that lack equitable access to studying the arts or music.
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.