Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD, the first & only book on the legendary UK post punk label will be published in September, and is available for pre-order now.
Still operating today, the label was founded in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, and for much of its classic period (which was quite lengthy) the distinctive artwork by Vaughan Oliver pretty much defined the label. Luckily for us he designed the book cover as well. It's difficult to think about the great records by Cocteau Twins, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Dead Can Dance, and many others, without remembering the entire package. And now we'll be able to read all about it!