As you probably already know, Merge Records is celebrating their 20th anniversary this summer, and they are seriously fucking celebrating. In addition to the Merge Remix CD, the Merge Covers CD, and the 350 page book featuring the cover art for every record the label's ever released, not to mention the five-day festival taking place in late-July, they're also releasing 14 compilations featuring the selections of celebrity curators like Peter Buck, Miranda July and Zach Galifianakis. The newest addition to that esteemed list is Mindy Kaling, who plays Kelly Kapoor on The Office.
I know it's childish of me, but I really, really like it when I find out that people who I think are smart and/or funny are also indie rock nerds. That said, if her CD is all Arcade Fire and She & Him, I'm gonna be very disappointed. I'm hoping for lots of Butterglory, Spent and Guv'ner tracks.
Here's the official announcement from the giddy folks at Merge.
Mindy Kaling contributes to SCORE! Merge Records: The First 20 Years!
We are excited to welcome Mindy Kaling to the illustrious list of SCORE! curators. Mindy is one of our favorite writers and actors on television’s The Office, for which she is also a co-executive producer. From her famous “Netflix instructions” to her subtle dance moves every time Michael Scott’s phone rings, Mindy’s Kelly Kapoor makes us laugh whenever she is on screen. Mindy is compiling her favorite songs from the Merge catalog plus a little something extra to create yet another unique installment in the SCORE! series. We can’t wait to see the results!
Mindy has chosen to direct the proceeds from her SCORE! contribution to Doctors Without Borders.