The Mighty Boosh have been announced as this year’s Record Store Day ambassadors.
The British comedy duo, comprised of Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, are flying the flag for the UK’s independent record stores for this year's event, which takes place on Saturday, April 13.
The Mighty Boosh are the first comedians to take on the role, following in the footsteps of Sir Elton John, Run The Jewels and Pearl Jam. Watch their announcement below:
The pair are even putting out a limited edition release for the occasion: putting out a limited number of copies of The Mighty Boosh radio series on vinyl. It’s the first time the series has appeared on record, presenting their surreal world across three coloured vinyl records.
Explaining why they’re supporting Record Store Day with the release, Julian said: "We are approaching singularity, when computers will overtake and replace us. Therefore, it suddenly felt prescient to outwit them and somehow save our precious early recordings onto a format that the dawning artificial intelligences will not see as a threat.
"In the feint hope that one day, thousands of years from now, when the human race is decimated and bereft, its ephemeral digital archive wiped by the powerful shockwaves of the ‘magneto-pulse’, a solitary humanoid survivor, scavenging and in the dark tunnels beneath the humming glistening exo-skin of the earth… will discover this disc abandoned in a cave, and trace its long fingernail across the patterned surface only to drop in shock as it hears my rich and resonant voice echoing through the cave.”
Noel also praised the “beauty” of record shops, adding: "People that work in record shops are often obsessed with vinyl and music and bands and can steer you in the right direction and tell you about things that you would never know about. Whereas you can’t do that on the internet. It’s not possible. You want some vinyl expert to tell you about a record you’ve never heard of."
Over 250 stores are taking part in Record Store Day this year, with many across the country celebrating with DJ sets, in-store performances and mini festivals to celebrate their independence, unique culture and the art of vinyl.
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