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4AD covers compilation will feature Big Thief, Breeders, Future Islands & more


Bills & Aches & Blues is a fun compilation of covers being released by the UK label 4AD and it features some of our favorite artists!

Tkay Maidza, U.S. Girls, Aldous Harding, The Breeders, Tune-Yards, Big Thief and Future Islands are just some of the folks involved who are covering tunes by the likes of Pixies, Lush, Bon Iver and Grimes, just to name a few.

Bills & Aches & Blues Tracklist:

1. Tkay Maidza – Where Is My Mind? (Pixies)
2. U.S. Girls – Junkyard (The Birthday Party)
3. Aldous Harding – Revival (Deerhunter)
4. The Breeders – The Dirt Eaters (His Name Is Alive)
5. Maria Somerville- Seabird (Air Miami)
6. Tune-Yards – Cannonball (The Breeders)
7. Spencer. – Genesis (Grimes)
8. Helado Negro – Futurism (Deerhunter)
9. Efterklang – Postal (Piano Magic)
10. Bing and Ruth – Gigantic (Pixies)
11. Future Islands – The Moon Is Blue (Colourbox)
12. Jenny Hval – Sunbathing (Lush)
13. Dry Cleaning – Oblivion (Grimes)
14. Bradford Cox – Mountain Battles (The Breeders)
15. SOHN – Song To The Siren (Tim Buckley)
16. Becky and The Birds – The Wolves Act I and II (Bon Iver)
17. Ex:Re – Misery Is a Butterfly (Blonde Redhead)
18. Big Thief – Off You (The Breeders)

The set will be released digitally on April 2nd with standard vinyl and CD editions due July 23rd, while a deluxe vinyl box set is planned for later this year. The first year’s sales of Bills & Aches & Blues will go to The Harmony Project, “a Los Angeles-based after-school program for children from communities and schools that lack equitable access to studying the arts or music.”

Here's a sneak peek at the compilation, with Tkay Maidza's take on Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?"...

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