U.S. Girls, The Breeders, Big Thief, more to feature on 4AD’s forthcoming 40th anniversary album

'Bills & Aches & Blues' is set for release on April 2

In honour of their 40th anniversary (which technically took place last year), independent label 4AD are set to release a compilation of covers of songs released through 4AD over the years.

The forthcoming album, Bills & Aches & Blues will see 18 of the label’s artists performing a cover. The album, which will be available digitally on April 2nd, will get a vinyl and CD release on June 23rd and a deluxe vinyl boxset later in the year. Additionally, the first 12 months of profits will go to Los Angeles-based The Harmony Project, an after-school program for communities and schools that lack equitable access to studying the arts.

Today, 4AD has shared the first five songs of the compilation, including Tkay Maidza’s cover of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?,” U.S. Girls performing The Birthday Party’s “Junkyard,” Aldous Harding’s rendition of Deerhunter’s “Revival,” The Breeders’ cover of His Name is Alive’s “Dirt Eaters,” and Mari Somerville’s performance of Air Miami’s “Seabird.”

Stream the new covers and check out the full tracklist below.

Bills & Aches & Blues Tracklist:

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 and 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 (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)”