The folks at Record Store Day couldn’t have picked a better band to act as this year’s Record Store Day Ambassadors – Pearl Jam!

In a statement from Record Store Day co-founder/organizer Carrie Colliton, she announced the news saying, “I’ve worked in and around record stores for my entire adult life and feel like I’ve grown up with Pearl Jam because of it. My early, early advance copy of Ten came with me on a free-ranging trek through Europe at an impressionable age, some of my craziest and best midnight sales were for Pearl Jam albums, and any one of their songs makes me think of my favorite record store co-workers. This Ambassadorship is a natural fit– a band that stays true to themselves and the people who love them, and a form of retail that does pretty much the same thing.”

Record Store Day 2019 goes down Saturday, April 13. Past RSD ambassadors have included Dave Grohl, Jack White, Metallica, St. Vincent, and Iggy Pop, with most releasing exclusive releases as part of the day’s celebrations.