On this week's show, Tom Coates returns to take us through some of the history of 4AD, via some of his all time favourite artists: Pixies, The Breeders, Frank Black, and Kristin Hersh. Meanwhile, we feature the latest Volume 11 & 12, release from Josh Homme's Desert Sessions project — the first release from the quirky ephemeral in supergroup in over 15 years. The rough edges and oddities are part of the charm, but the new record contains some really great work by any measure, Homme's recognisable sound applied to different styles and voices.


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  1. Checkmate by Hot Snakes on Checkmate (Sub Pop) $ Buy
  2. All Night Disco Party by Brakes on Give Blood (Rough Trade) $ Buy
  3. Break
  4. Something You Can't See by Desert Sessions on Desert Sessions Vol. 11 and 12 (Matador) $ Buy
  5. 100 Million Miles by BNQT on Volume I (Dualtone/Bella Union) $ Buy
  6. I Wanna Make It Wit Chu by Desert Sessions on Desert Sessiosn Vol. 9 & 10 (Ipecac) $ Buy
  7. Break
  8. Walking in the Dark by Throwing Muses on House Tornado (4AD) $ Buy
  9. Nimrod's Son by Pixies on Come On Pilgrim (4AD) $ Buy
  10. Silver by Pixies on Doolittle (4AD) $ Buy
  11. Not Too Soon by Throwing Muses on The Real Ramona (4AD) $ Buy
  12. Break
  13. If You Run by Desert Sessions on Desert Sessions Vol. 11 and 12 (Matador) $ Buy
  14. Mary by Supergrass on Supergrass (EMI) $ Buy
  15. War Horse by Mark Lanegan on Somebody's Knocking (Heavenly) $ Buy
  16. Break
  17. You and Your Sister by This Mortal Coil on Filigree and Shadow (4AD) $ Buy
  18. Safari by The Breeders on Safari (4AD) $ Buy
  19. Cannonball by The Breeders on Live on Mark Radcliffe (4AD) $ Buy
  20. Bird Dream of the Olympic Mons by Pixies on Trompe le Monde (4AD) $ Buy
  21. Break
  22. A Loon by Kristin Hersh on Hips and Makers (4AD) $ Buy
  23. Angel by Belly on Star (4AD) $ Buy
  24. Regale Esta Noche by The Breeders on Mountain Battles (4AD) $ Buy
  25. Parry the Wind High, Low by Frank Black on Frank Black (4AD) $ Buy
  26. Break
  27. Easier Said Than Done by Desert Sessions on Desert Sessions Vol. 11 and 12 (Matador) $ Buy
  28. Break
  29. Someday by Julia Jacklin on LIke a Version (Polyvinyl) $ Buy