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New on Rdio: 4AD

Stemming from a record store turned music label, two employees of the chain Beggars Banquet took a chance and created what we now know as 4AD Records. With a more experimental flair than their parent company, they found enough success with the release of Bauhaus and Rema-Rema’s music to make a go of it. Thirty years later, 4AD is still part of Beggars Group alongside sister labels Matador, Rough Trade, and XL Recordings, who we’ll be highlighting in the coming weeks.

If you’d like to read more about 4AD’s tremendous history, their website does a great job of telling their story.

Classic 4AD Artists

More Recent 4AD Artists

A few years ago, 4AD created a video series, 4AD Sessions, to showcase some of their artists in a beautiful, intimate HD recording. Participating artists included Stornoway, Tune-Yards, Efterklang, Twin Shadows. It just may change how you feel about watching music videos on your computer.

For a complete list of artists who’ve been or are on 4AD, read up on Wikipedia or where you’ll also find more news, and 4AD’s journal. Follow @4ad_official for immediate updates on their new releases and touring information.

Previous label features include: Epitaph Records, Merge Records, Domino Records and Nettwerk