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On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “4AD” label released “U.F.O.F.”, the third Big Thief studio album. It was recorded in June 2018, at “Bear Creek” in Woodinville, WA, and was produced by Andrew Sarlo.

Personnel:

  • Adrianne Lenker – vocals, choir, acoustic and electric guitar, SK5, piano, chimes, breath, percussion, ambience
  • Buck Meek – vocals, choir, electric guitar, clap, feedback, ambience
  • Max Oleartchik – choir, bass, bass drone, piano, bells, breath, shake
  • James Krivchenia – vocals, choir, drums, percussion, SK5, magic box, chimes, breath (8), Moog, tambourine, drum fill, ambience 
  • Zoë Lenker – choir
  • Andrew Sarlo – wind, ambience
  • Dom Monks – ambience, engineering, mixing
  • Taylor Carroll – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Sarah Schiesser – design, layout
  • Dustin Condren – cover photography
  • Alison Fielding – production design

Track listing:

All tracks by Adrianne Lenker.

  1. Contact
  2. U.F.O.F.
  3. Cattails
  4. From
  5. Open Desert
  6. Orange
  7. Century
  8. Strange
  9. Betsy
  10. Terminal Paradise
  11. Jenni
  12. Magi Dealer

On April 10, 2007.

On April 10, 2007, “4AD” label released “23” the seventh Blonde Redhead studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “The Magic Shop” and “Stay Gold” in New York City, and was produced by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace/

Personnel:

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Amedeo Pace – lead guitar, keyboards, drums
  • Simone Pace – vocals, bass
  • Chris Coady – robot voice
  • Morgan King – French horn
  • Skúli Sverrisson – bass
  • Chris Coady – recording
  • Andy Savours – engineering
  • Brian Thorn – engineering
  • Ted Young – engineering
  • Eddie Jackson – engineering, editing
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Mitchell Froom – assistance
  • Alexander Gelman – creative direction
  • Alex Gross – artwork
  • David Heasty – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

  1. 23
  2. Dr. Strangeluv
  3. The Dress
  4. SW
  5. Spring and Summer Fall
  6. Silently
  7. Publisher
  8. Heroine
  9. Top Ranking
  10. My Impure Hair

On March 22, 2010.

On March 22, 2010, “4AD” label released “Serena-Maneesh 2: Abyss in B Minor”, the second Serena Maneesh studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2010, and was produced by Emil Nikolaisen.

Personnel:

  • Emil Nikolaisen – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, editing, additional recording, additional overdubbing
  • Hilma Nikolaisen – vocals, bass
  • Tommy Akerholdt – drums
  • Eivind Schou – violin
  • Christian Engfelt – recording, overdubbing
  • Bjarne Stensli – additional recording, additional overdubbing
  • Daniel C. Smith – additional recording, additional overdubbing
  • Don Dons – gong recording
  • Nick Terry – editing, mixing, additional overdubbing
  • Ray Staff – mastering
  • Tom Kvålsvoll – master edit
  • Dangermüz – design
  • Lars Petter Pettersen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Emil Nikolaisen.

  1. Ayisha Abyss
  2. I Just Want to See Your Face
  3. Reprobate!
  4. Melody for Jaana
  5. Blow Yr Brains in the Morning Rain
  6. Honeyjinx
  7. D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D.
  8. Magdalena (Symphony #8)

On March 19, 2013.

On March 19, 2013, “4AD” label released “Tales from Terra Firma”, the second Stornoway studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Brian Briggs, Jonathan Ouin, Oli Stedman and Rob Stedman.

Personnel:

  • Brian Briggs – vocals, guitar, mixing, arranger
  • Jonathan Ouin – keyboards, arranger
  • Oli Steadman – bass, arranger
  • Rob Steadman – drums, arranger
  • Katie Samways – baritone saxophone
  • Ollie Weston – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Tamar Osborn – clarinet
  • Adam Briggs – trumpet, dulcimer, glockenspiel, percussion
  • Tom Allan – trumpet
  • Toby Kelly – bass clarinet
  • Alasdair Malloy – glass harmonica
  • Rahul Satija – violin
  • Susie Attwood – violin
  • George Shilling – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallon – mastering
  • Kirini Kopcke – artwork, design
  • Rob Steadman – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Briggs, except where noted.

  1. You Take Me as I Am
  2. Farewell Appalachia – Brian Briggs, Jonathan Ouin
  3. The Bigger Picture
  4. (A Belated) Invite to Eternity
  5. Hook, Line, Sinker
  6. Knock Me on the Head – Jonathan Ouin
  7. The Great Procrastinator
  8. The Ones We Hurt the Most
  9.  November Song

On March 15, 2004.

On March 15, 2004, “4AD” label released “Misery Is a Butterfly”, the sixth Blonde Redhead studio album. It was recorded March – April 2003, at “Long View Farm” in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, and was produced by Guy Picciotto.

Personnel:

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, clavinet, guitar, programming, string arrangements, art direction, design
  • Amedeo Pace – vocals, guitar, baritone guitar, programming, string arrangements, art direction, design
  • Simone Pace – drums, percussion, electronics, programming, string arrangements, art direction, design
  • Eyvind Kang – viola, violin, string arrangements
  • Jane Scarpantoni – cello
  • Skúli Sverrisson – bass
  • Ryan Hadlock – recording engineer, additional production
  • Chris Evans – engineer assistant
  • Juan Garcia – engineer assistant
  • John Goodmanson – mixing, additional engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Chris Bigg – artwork guidance
  • Carlo Mollino – front cover photography
  • Keiko Uenishi – initial artwork assistance
  • Jun Koike – initial artwork assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

  1. Elephant Woman
  2. Messenger
  3. Melody
  4. Doll Is Mine
  5. Misery Is a Butterfly
  6. Falling Man
  7. Anticipation
  8. Maddening Cloud
  9. Magic Mountain
  10. Pink Love
  11. Equus

On March 5, 1996.

On March 5, 1996, “4AD” label released “Lovelife”, the fourth and final Lush studio album. It was recorded May – August 1995, at “Protocol Studios” in London, and was produced by Pete Bartlett, Miki Berenyi, Emma Anderson, Phil King and Chris Acland.

Personnel:

  • Miki Berenyi – lead vocals, guitar
  • Emma Anderson – vocals, guitars
  • Phil King – bass guitar
  • Chris Acland – drums
  • Jarvis Cocker – vocal
  • Audrey Riley – cello, arrangements
  • Giles Hall – engineer
  • V23 – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Miki Berenyi, except where noted.

  1. Ladykillers
  2. Heavenly Nobodies
  3. 500 (Shake baby Shake) – Emma Anderson
  4. I’ve Been Here Before – Emma Anderson
  5. Papasan
  6. Single Girl – Emma Anderson
  7. Ciao
  8. Tralala – Emma Anderson
  9. Last Night – Emma Anderson
  10. Runaway
  11. The Childcatcher
  12. Olympia – Emma Anderson

On February 19, 2002.

On February 19, 2002, “4AD” label released “Beautysleep”, the second Tanya Donelly studio album. It was recorded 2000-2001, and was produced by Tanya Donelly, Matthew Ellard and Dean Fisher.

Personnel:

  • Tanya Donelly – vocals, organ, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, organ, keyboards, wind, e-bow
  • Dean Fisher – acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, organ, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, shaker, triangle
  • Rich Gilbert – autoharp, electric and slide guitar, organ, keyboards
  • David Narcizo – drums, tambourine
  • Gracie Bee – glockenspiel
  • Elizabeth Steen – accordion
  • Mark Sandman – vocals
  • Chris Toppin – vocals
  • Hilken Mancini – vocals
  • Poppy Ellard – vocals
  • Chris Toppin – vocal arrangements
  • Brian Brown – engineer
  • Matthew Ellard – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Chris Bigg – design, illustrations
  • Dana Tynan – portraits

Track listing:

All tracks by Tanya Donelly, except where noted

  1. Life Is but a Dream
  2. The Storm
  3. The Night You Saved My Life – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  4. Keeping You
  5. Moonbeam Monkey
  6. Wrap-Around Skirt
  7. Another Moment
  8. Darkside – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  9. So Much Song
  10. The Wave – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  11. The Shadow – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  12. Head for Math – hidden track starts 5:57 in to The Shadow

On February 18, 2008.

On February 18, 2008, “4AD” label released “Heretic Pride”, the eleventh Mountain Goats studio album. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by was produced by Scott Solter and John Vanderslice.

Personnel:

  • John Darnielle – vocals, guitar
  • Franklin Bruno – piano, organ
  • Annie Clark – guitar, backing vocals
  • Erik Friedlander – arrangement, strings
  • Peter Hughes – electric guitar, bass guitar
  • Jon Wurster – drums, percussion
  • Rachel Ware Zooi – backing vocals
  • Sarah Arslanian – backing vocals
  • John Vanderslice – synthesizer
  • Scott Solter – additional percussion, recording, mixing
  • Aaron Prellwitz – recording
  • Timin Murray – assistant recording

Track listing:

All tracks by John Darnielle.

  1. Sax Rohmer #1
  2. San Bernardino
  3. Heretic Pride
  4. Autoclave
  5. New Zion
  6. So Desperate
  7. In the Craters of the Moon
  8. Lovecraft in Brooklyn
  9. Tianchi Lake
  10. How to Embrace a Swamp Creature
  11. Marduk T-Shirt Men’s Room Incident
  12. Sept. 15 1983
  13. Michael Myers Resplendent

On February 3, 2004.

On February 3, 2004, “4AD” label released “We Shall All Be Healed”, the eighth Mountain Goats studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Bear Creek Studios” in Woodinville, Washington, and was produced by John Vanderslice and Scott Solter.

Personnel:

  • John Darnielle – vocals, guitar
  • Franklin Bruno – piano
  • Peter Hughes – bass
  • Nora Danielson – violin
  • Christopher McGuire – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Darnielle.

  1. Slow West Vultures
  2. Palcorder Yajna
  3. Linda Blair Was Born Innocent
  4. Letter from Belgium
  5. The Young Thousands
  6. Your Belgian Things
  7. Mole
  8. Home Again Garden Grove
  9. All Up the Seething Coast
  10. Quito
  11. Cotton
  12. Against Pollution
  13. Pigs That Ran Straightaway into the Water, Triumph Of

On january 11, 2014.

On January 11, 2012, “4AD” label released “Future This”, the second The Big Pink studio album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Paul Epworth.

Personnel:

  • Milo Cordell – performer
  • Robbie Furze – performer
  • Victoria Smith – performer, drums
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Jimmy Robertson – additional vocals
  • Sally Herbert – additional string arrangements, violin 
  • Zan Lyons – additional viola, performer, programming
  • Chris Prendergast – drums 
  • Tom Morris – additional drums
  • Mark Rankin – engineer
  • Joe Hartwell Jones – assistant engineer
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • John Catlin – mixing assistant
  • Alison Fielding – design
  • Tom Beard – band photograph
  • David Emery – other photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze, except where noted.

  1. Stay Gold – Paul Epworth
  2. Hit the Ground (Superman) – Paul Epworth, Laurie Anderson
  3. Give It Up – Paul Epworth, Earl Randle
  4. The Palace – Paul Epworth
  5. 1313
  6. Rubbernecking – Paul Epworth
  7. Jump Music
  8. Lose Your Mind
  9. Future This – Daniel O’Sullivan
  10. 77

“Lose Your Mind” contains a sample from Siouxsie and the Banshees’ 1980 song “Happy House”

“Hit the Ground (Superman)” contains a sample from The Documentary 2005 song “Westside Story” by rappers The Game and 50 Cent and from “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson