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On April 26, 2005.

On April 26, 2005, “4AD” label released “The Sunset Tree”, the ninth Mountain Goats studio album. It was recorded in November 2004, at “Prairie Sun Recording Studios” in Cotati, California, and was produced by John Vanderslice.

Personnel:

  • John Darnielle– vocals, guitar
  • Peter Hughes– backing vocals, bass
  • Erik Friedlander– cello
  • Alex Decarville – drums
  • Franklin Bruno– piano
  • Scott Solter, Aaron Prellwitz, Timin Murray – engineering

Personnel:

All tracks by John Darnielle.

  1. You of Your Memory
  2. Broom People
  3. This Year
  4. Dilaudid
  5. Dance Music
  6. Dinu Lipatti’s Bones
  7. Up the Wolves
  8. Lion’s Teeth
  9. Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod
  10. Magpie
  11. Song for Dennis Brown
  12. Love Love Love
  13. Pale Green Things
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On April 8, 2008.

On April 8, 2008, “4AD” label released “Mountain Battles”, the fourth Breeders studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2008, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago; “Stagg Street Studio” in Van Nuys; “Manny’s Studio” in Los Angeles, and “Refraze Recording Studio” in Dayton.

Personnel:

  • Kim Deal – vocals, guitar
  • Kelley Deal – vocals, guitar
  • Mando Lopez – bass
  • Jose Medeles – drums
  • Steven Medina Hüfsteter – guitar
  • Heather Winna – marching cymbals
  • Todd Mund – background vocals
  • Steve Albini, Erika Larsen, Ben Mumphrey– engineering
  • Manny Nieto– engineering, mastering
  • Steve Rook – mastering
  • Vaughan Oliver– art design
  • Marc Atkins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kim Deal, except where noted.

  1. Overglazed
  2. Bang On
  3. Night of Joy
  4. We’re Gonna Rise
  5. German Studies
  6. Spark
  7. Istanbul
  8. Walk It Off
  9. Regalame Esta Noche – Roberto Cantoral
  10. Here No More
  11. No Way
  12. It’s the Love – The Tasties
  13. Mountain Blues

 

On November 7, 2011.

On November 7, 2011, “4AD” label released “Parallax”, the third Atlas Sound studio album. It was recorded in June 2011, at “Rare Book Room Studios” in Brooklyn, New York City, and was produced by Bradford Cox and Nicolas Vernhes.

Personnel:

  • Bradford Cox – bass, drums , guitars,   instrumentation,  keyboards,  organ, percussion, piano, rhythm box, sequencers, synthesizer, synthesizer bass, tapes, vocal drone, vocals, Wurlitzer, engineer, programming
  • Paul McPherson – cabasa, Hi-hat, wood block
  • Carrie-Anne Murphy – saxophone
  • Andrew VanWyngarden- organ, piano, background vocals
  • Nicolas Vernhes- engineer, mixing, programming
  • Mick Rock- cover photo, photography
  • Liz Vao – photo production

Track listing:

All tracks by Bradford Cox.

  1. The Shakes
  2. Amplifiers
  3. Te Amo
  4. Parallax
  5. Modern Aquatic Nightsongs
  6. Mona Lisa
  7. Praying Man
  8. Doldrums
  9. Angel is Broken
  10. Terra Incognita
  11. Flagstaff
  12. Lightworks

On September 10, 2012.

On September 10, 2012, “4AD” label released “Love This Giant”, studio album by David Byrne and St. Vincent. It was recorded 2009 – 2012, at “Water Music Studio” in Hoboken, New Jersey, and “Patrick Dillett’s Studio” in New York City, and was produced by David Byrne, Annie Clark, John Congleton, and Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne- guitar,  vocals,  percussion programming; Omnichord
  • Vincent– guitar, vocals, production; synth bass; piano
  • Jacquelyn Adams, Eric Davis, Lawrence Di Bello, Rachel Drehmann, J. Kelly, Chris Komer – French horn
  • Randy Andos – tuba
  • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
  • Stuart D. Bogie, Ron Blake, Martín Perna, Cochemea Gastelum , Jack Bashkow, Stan Harriison, Bob Magnuson, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Steve Elson, Alex Foster, Patrick Milando, Jonathan Powell, Tom Timko – saxophone
  • Jordan McLean, Josh Frank, Earl Gardner, Mike Gurfield, Ravi Best, David Guy, Dominic Derasse, Gareth Flowers, Kelly Pratt– trumpet
  • Jeff Caswell – bass trombone
  • John Congleton– drum programming; synth
  • The Dap-Kings
  • Kenneth Finn, Tom Hutchinson– euphonium
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • William Lang, Aaron Johnson, Ryan Keberle, Brian Mahany, Ozzie Melendez, Mike Seltzer, Steve Turre, Michael Williams– trombone
  • Anthony LaMarca– drums
  • Lenny Pickett– saxophone, brass arrangement
  • Mauro Refosco– snare drum, timpani
  • Marcus Rojas, Kyle Turner, Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Evan Smith – clarinet, flute
  • Jon Altschuler – engineering
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett– mixing, drum programming
  • Tony Finno, Ken Thompson – brass arrangements
  • Yuki Takahashi – engineering
  • Gabe Bartalos – prosthetics
  • Richard Burbridge – cover photo
  • Catalina Kulczar, Juan Marin, LeeAnn Rossi – art
  • Steve Powers – type design
  • Noah Wall – package design, art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne and Annie Clark, except where noted

  1. Who
  2. Weekend in the Dust
  3. Dinner for Two
  4. Ice Age – Annie Clark
  5. I Am an Ape
  6. The Forest Awakes – David Byrne, Annie Clark, Walt Whitman
  7. I Should Watch TV
  8. Lazarus
  9. Optimist
  10. Lightning
  11. The One Who Broke Your Heart
  12. Outside of Space & Time – David Byrne

 

On September 1, 1982.

On September 1, 1982, “4AD” label released “Garlands”, the debut Cocteau Twins studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Ivo Watts-Russell, Elizabeth Frazer, Robin Guthrie and Will Heggie.

Personnel:

  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Robin Guthrie– guitar, drum machine
  • Will Heggie– bass guitar
  • Eric Radcliffe, John Fryer– engineering
  • 23 Envelope– sleeve design, photography, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks written by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Will Heggie.

  1. Blood Bath
  2. Wax and Wane
  3. But I’m Not
  4. Blind Dumb Deal
  5. Shallow Then Hallo
  6. The Hollow Men
  7. Garlands
  8. Grail Overfloweth

On August 9, 1993.

On August 9, 1993, “4AD” label released “Perfect Teeth”, the seventh and final Unrest studio album. It was recorded in March 1993, at “Pachyderm Studios” in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

Personnel:

  • Bridget Cross – bass guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar
  • Phil Krauth – drums, piano, guitar, lead vocals
  • Mark Robinson – lead vocals, guitar
  • Brian Paulson– engineering, recording, mixing
  • Brent Sigmeth – assistant recording

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mark Robinson, except “Light Command” and “Stylized Ampersand” by Bridget Cross and “West Coast Love Affair” by Phil Krauth; all music Bridget Cross, Phil Krauth and Mark Robinson.

  1. Angel I’ll Walk You Home
  2. Cath Carroll
  3. So Sick
  4. Light Command
  5. Food & Drink Synthesizer
  6. Soon It Is Going to Rain
  7. Make Out Club
  8. Breather X.O.X.O.
  9. West Coast Love Affair
  10. Six Layer Cake
  11. Stylized Ampersand

 

On July 6, 2006.

On July 6, 2006, “4AD” label released “Return to Cookie Mountain”, the second TV on the Radio studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by David Andrew Sitek.

Personnel:

  • Kyp Malone – vocals, bass, guitar
  • David Bowie, Kazu Makino, Omega “C Taylor” Moon, Katrina Ford, Shanina Robinson – vocals
  • David Andrew Sitek – samples, guitars, bass, flute, keys, synth, magic
  • Gerard Smith – piano, drums, bass, electric sitar
  • Jaleel Bunton – drums, guitars, piano, percussion, Rhodes
  • Jeremy Wilms – cello
  • Martin Perna – baritone saxophone
  • Tunde Adebimpe – vocals, percussion
  • Choir – Jaleel Bunton, Akwetey & Aku Orraca-Tetteh, Devang Shah, Aaron Aites, Tunde Adebimpe, Gerard Smith
  • Akwetey, Aku, Devang Shah (Dragons of Zynth) – percussion
  • Martin Perna, Chris Taylor – horns
  • Stuart D. Bogie – bass harmonica, bass clarinet
  • Chris Taylor – clarinet, horn arrangements

Track listing:

  1. I Was a Lover – Kyp Malone, David Andrew Sitek
  2. Hours – Tunde Adebimpe
  3. Province – Kip Malone, David Andrew Sitek
  4. Playhouses – Kip Malone
  5. Wolf Like Me – Tunde Adebimpe
  6. A Method – Tunde Adebimpe
  7. Let the Devil In – Kip Malone
  8. Dirtywhirl – Tunde Adebimpe
  9. Blues from Down Here – Kip Malone
  10. Tonight – Tunde Adebimpe
  11. Wash the Day – Kip Malone, David Andrew Sitek, Tunde Adebimpe

Samples used:

  • Teardrop by Massive Attack
  • Lou Reed’s 1975 album Metal Machine Music