4AD celebrated its 40th anniversary as a label last year and announced the new cover compilation Bills & Aches & Blues as a belated celebration. The collection will be released digitally on April 2, with vinyl LPs and CDs to follow on July 23 and a deluxe vinyl box set to be released later this year. The first five songs from the compilation are out now – hear Tkay Maidza on Pixies, the Breeders on His Name Is Alive, US Girls on the birthday party, Aldous Harding on Deerhunter and Maria Somerville on Air Miami.

Other artists in the compilation are Big Thief, Tune-Yards, Future Islands, dry cleaning, Jenny Hval, Bradford Cox, Helado Negro, Bing & Ruth and SOHN. The full track listing can be found below.

The first year Bills & Aches & Blues makes profits goes to the Harmony Project – a Los Angeles-based extra-curricular program designed to help communities without equitable access to art or music classes.

Read the 2020 report, “US Girls on the Absurd Meme, Anti-Colonial History, and Soul Records That Inspired Heavy Light.”

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4AD: Bills & Aches & Blues

Bills & Pains & Blues::

01 Tkay Maidza: “Where is my ghost?” (Pixies Cover)
02 US Girls: “Junkyard” (The cover of the birthday party)
03 Aldous Harding: “Revival” (Deerhunter cover)
04 The Breeders: “Dirt Eaters” (cover of His Name Is Alive)
05 Maria Somerville: “Seabird” (Cover by Air Miami)
06 Tune-Yards: “Cannonball” (The Breeders Cover)
07 Spencer .: “Genesis” (Grimes Cover)
08 Black Ice: “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: “Forget” (dirt cover)
14 Bradford Cox: “Mountain Battles” (The Breeders Cover)
15 SON: “Song to the Siren” (Tim Buckley cover)
16 Becky and the Birds: “The Wolves (Acts I and II)” (Bon Iver cover)
17 Ex: Re: “Misery is a butterfly” (Blonde Redhead Cover)
18 Big Thief: “Off You” (The Breeders Cover)