The Breeders, U.S. Girls, Tkay Maidza, and More Share Covers for New 4AD Compilation

    Long-running indie label 4AD has enlisted the Breeders, U.S. Girls, Tkay Maidza, Future Islands, Big Thief, and 13 other artists currently on its roster to cover songs from its catalog. To celebrate the label’s 40th anniversary (which was last year), they’ve announced a new covers compilation called Bills & Aches & Blues, which is out April 2 digitally and July 23 physically, with a deluxe vinyl box set coming later this year. The first five tracks from the compilation have also been released today – below, check out Tkay Maidza’s take on Pixies’ ‘Where is My Mind’, U.S. Girls’ cover of the Birthday Party’s ‘Junkyard’, Aldous Harding’s rendition of Deerhunter’s ‘Revival’, the Breeders’ version of His Name Is Alive’s ‘The Dirt Eaters’, and Maria Somerville’s cover of Air Miami’s ‘Seabird’. Scroll down to find the full tracklist and cover art, too.

    Bills & Aches & Blues also includes contributions from Tune-Yards, Dry Cleaning, Jenny Hval, Bradford Cox, Helado Negro, Bing & Ruth, and SOHN. The first year of profits from the record will be directed to the Harmony Project, a Los Angeles–based after-school arts and music program that provides free music instruction and instruments to youth in underserved communities.

    Bills & Aches & Blues Cover Artwork:

    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)

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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