Bands/Musicians 4AD Complete Artist Roster

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List of 4AD artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This 4AD roster includes both past and present artists. Popular 4AD bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these 4AD band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by 4AD.

Artists on this list include Pixies and Black Francis.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best 4AD bands?" and "Which artists are signed by 4AD?"

If any musical artists are missing from this 4AD artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (125 items)
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50 Foot Wave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
50 Foot Wave Rock music, Alternative rock
50 Foot Wave is an American alternative rock band, formed in 2003. The band is fronted by Kristin Hersh, who writes the group's songs with collaborative efforts from the other group members in ...more
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A.R. Kane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Trip hop, Alternative dance, Dream pop
A.R. Kane were a British duo formed in 1986 by Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala. The duo released three albums and several EPs to critical acclaim before dissolving in 1994. Ayuli and Tambala were ...more
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Cuba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Cuba
Air Cuba, previously known as Cuba, were a British electronic music duo formed by Christopher Andrews and Ashley Bates. They released two singles and an album, Leap of Faith, on 4AD in 1998 and ...more
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Air Miami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Air Miami
Air Miami was a band from Washington DC. The band was formed by Mark Robinson and Bridget Cross, both former members of Unrest, and drummer Gabriel Stout. They had releases on the 4AD Records ...more
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Anni Rossi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Anni Rossi is an American singer, violist and keyboardist from Minnesota. She graduated for the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley. She is notable for her unique style of playing ...more
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Ariel Pink is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Outsider music, Psychedelic pop
Ariel Marcus Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Ariel Pink, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is known for ...more
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Bauhaus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Post-punk
Bauhaus were an English post-punk band, formed in Northampton, England in 1978. The group consisted of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins and David J. The band was originally named ...more
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Belly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Jangle pop, Dream pop, Alternative rock
Belly was an alternative rock band formed in 1991 by former Throwing Muses members Tanya Donelly and Fred Abong. The band was based in Boston, Massachusetts, though all of the original members ...more
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Black Francis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, World music, Alternative rock
Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs ...more
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Blonde Redhead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Shoegazing, Rock music
Blonde Redhead is a film score composer.
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Bon Iver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Indie, Neo soul, Folk music
Bon Iver is an American indie folk band founded in 2007 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. Vernon released Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago independently in July 2007. The majority ...more
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Bradford Cox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Noise rock, Garage rock, Electronic music
Bradford James Cox is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Deerhunter. He also pursues a solo career under the moniker Atlas Sound. Cox formed ...more
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Brendan Perry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Brendan Michael Perry is a singer and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as the male half of the duo Dead Can Dance with Lisa Gerrard.
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Broken Records is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Indie folk, Indie rock
Broken Records are a six-piece indie folk band from Edinburgh, Scotland, which formed in December 2006. The band are signed to 4AD and released their debut album, Until the Earth Begins to Part, ...more
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Bulgarian State Radio & Televi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Bulgarian music, Folk music, Music of the Republic of Macedonia
The Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir is an internationally renowned World Music ensemble that performs modern arrangements of traditional Bulgarian folk melodies. It is most ...more
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Camera Obscura is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop
Camera Obscura are a Scottish indie pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. The group formed in 1996 and have released five albums to date.
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Cass McCombs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Folk music, Alternative country
Cass McCombs is an American musician, best known for releasing a number of albums since 2002.
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Celebration is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Celebration
Celebration is a psychedelic soul band based out of Baltimore, Maryland.
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Chris Acland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Shoegazing, Britpop
Christopher John Dyke Acland was an English musician. He was the drummer of the London-based shoegazing and Britpop band Lush.
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Cindytalk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Experimental music
Cindytalk is an experimental music project, founded in 1982. Cindytalk operated as a group for many years, but more recently has been a solo project by Gordon Sharp, a Scottish performer who has ...more
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Clan of Xymox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, Indie, New Wave
Clan of Xymox, also known as simply Xymox, are a Dutch rock band formed in 1981. Clan of Xymox featured a trio of songwriters — Pieter Nooten, Ronny Moorings and Anka Wolbert — and gained ...more
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Cocteau Twins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Ethereal wave
Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997, known for innovative instrumentation and atmospheric, non-lyrical vocals. The original members were Elizabeth Fraser, Robin ...more
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Colin Newman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Alternative rock
Colin Newman is an English musician, record producer and record label owner. He is best known as the primary vocalist and songwriter for the iconic post-punk band Wire.
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Colourbox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, Reggae
Colourbox were an English electronic musical group on the 4AD label, releasing a number of records between 1982 and 1987. The band was formed by brothers Martyn and Steve Young, along with guest ...more
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Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 4AD Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, House music
Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is an Icelandic solo artist, and a lead singer of the bands GusGus, Nýdönsk and Esja. Daníel Ágúst has been part of ...more