4 April 2021
In 1980, a new British independent record label was christened Axis,
but discovered after its first batch of releases that another Axis already
existed, so a new name was necessary to avoid legal problems.
New name: 4AD.
Now, 41 years after its inception, 4AD came up with the idea
to celebrate the label’s glorious past with current artists covering
a song of their choice from 4AD’s impressive catalog of releases.
Some of the names who are part of the festive compilation:
The Breeders, Tune-Yards, Grimes, Future Islands, Dry Cleaning.
Some of the covered artists: Pixies, Deerhunter, The Breeders,
Bon Iver, The Birthday Party (Nick Cave).
Happy birthday, 4AD…
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