A Celebratory Playlist from Trailblazing Indie Label 4AD

A Celebratory Playlist from Trailblazing Indie Label 4AD

A playlist from the record label executive that has backed some of your favorite indie bands.

A playlist from the record label executive that has backed some of your favorite indie bands.

Text: Ian David Monroe

While British record label 4AD, part of Beggars Group, has been around for over 30 years, the last decade has seen a strong showcase of talent. Through the label's artists may sit comfortably on the fray of the mainstream, they have undeniably influenced music for the masses. As pop stars like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Gaga dabble in the indie-sphere looking for alt-authenticity, they will likely look to the artists of 4AD. That roster includes Grimes, The National, Future Islands, Ariel Pink, Purity Ring, Sohn, and more.

This Wednesday, September 28, 4AD will host a Revue show at Irving Plaza to celebrate the past by looking to the future with their freshest talents taking the stage: The Lemon Twigs, Methyl Ethel, and Pixx. On precedent alone, the performances are sure to be promising of an even stronger year to come.

Here, 4AD President Simon Halliday curates a playlist of his favorite tracks from the long roster of artists past and present.

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