Since it debuted in 2011, Bob’s Burgers has quietly become one of the most music-leaning cartoons in recent memory—and it has serious indie cred to back it up. The National sang about toilets for the show, while Sleater-Kinney used the show’s universe as a setting for a 2015 music video. Also, if you stick around during the credits, you’ll often find a new, original song that probably took too much work considering many viewers have already changed the channel by that point.
The show is acutely aware of its musicality, so much so that the folks behind it are currently preparing a 112-track album featuring 107 songs from the show’s first 107 episodes, as well as cover versions of the show’s music performed by The National, Låpsley, St. Vincent, and Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields (via Sub Pop).As you’d expect, the album features the show’s main voice cast—H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, and Kristen Schaal—as well as guest appearance from comedy figures like Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Zack Galifianakis, and Fred Armisen. So basically, you couldn’t ask for a better combination of indie and comedy, especially with songs called “Lifting Up the Skirt of the Night” and “Butts, Butts, Butts.”
Beginning May 12, the album will be available digitally, as a double CD, and as a triple vinyl with a 7″ record (which contains the aforementioned cover songs). The video above features Teddy, the restaurant’s most loyal customer, looking through all the goodies, like stickers and posters and that sort of thing, that come with the vinyl edition. Check it out for yourself above, and let us know which track you’re most looking forward to hearing. For us, it’s definitely “Sex Sex Sex Sex Sex.”
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