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It was the winter of 1978/’79 in Los Angeles — that is to say, not much of a winter at all. The Last were holed up in a studio with John Harrison, Hawkwind’s founding bassist. The band had just made the jump from self-financing to Bomp! Records, and under Harrison’s direction, they were hashing out… More »

In its latest issue, Uncut celebrates the shadow economy that surrounds rock music by presenting its list of the 50 greatest bootlegs: Live albums, alternate mixes, unreleased studio sessions that made the illegal-tape circuit, at least until some enterprising label type decided to legitimately release them. Below, check out the full list and download the… More »

Hopefully by now you’ve heard Smother, the third album from Wild Beasts. As with all their records, it feels like it comes out of nowhere. And as always, I have trouble finding reference points to give people when recommending them (Antony? Talking Heads?). That’s why I asked the band to talk about some of the… More »

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Watch Bruce Springsteen Join Brian Wilson Onstage In New Jersey

Last night, the insular Beach Boys sonic genius Brian Wilson played a show at Holmdel, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and he was joined…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2015 - 9:31 am

Young Buffalo – “Hang On To Your Ego” (Beach Boys Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Though Young Buffalo officially formed in 2009, the group's two main songwriters, Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett have been polishing their hearty, melodic rock song…
Aaron Lindenberg | May 6, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Watch A Longer, More Revealing Trailer For Brian Wilson Biopic Love & Mercy

We already saw one trailer for the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, and it showed us that Paul Dano is a good choice for…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2015 - 4:37 pm
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Brian Wilson Has Never Heard Of Punk Rock

While Donald Fagen is recapping his Coachella tour experiences, Brian Wilson is full steam ahead doing interviews for his brand new album No Pier Pressure
Caitlin White | April 9, 2015 - 3:01 pm
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Watch The Flaming Lips, Kesha, Bethany Cosentino, Norah Jones, & Brian Wilson Sing Beach Boys Songs At Brian Fest

Last night, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson was honored at a tribute concert held at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Brian Fest aligns with the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 31, 2015 - 2:03 pm
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Brian Wilson – “Sail Away” (Feat. Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin)

Brian Wilson, the erratic genius who made the Beach Boys great, has been working on a new collab-heavy solo album called No Pier Pressure, and…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Watch The Trailer For Brian Wilson Biopic Love & Mercy

Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson is one of the most legendary figures in music, a guy who wrote and produced dozens of classic songs and…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2015 - 1:44 pm
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Brian Wilson – “The Right Time”

Brian Wilson's 11th solo album No Pier Pressure will be out in April, and tracks from the record are beginning to surface. The combination of…
Caitlin White | February 19, 2015 - 2:43 pm
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Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure Features She & Him And Kacey Musgraves, Not Frank Ocean And Lana Del Rey

Following the success of 2011's The SMiLE Sessions, Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson is releasing a brand new album in April. The artwork above i…
Caitlin White | January 29, 2015 - 11:58 am

Mini Mansions – “Any Emotions” (Feat. Brian Wilson)

Mini Mansions are a Los Angeles trio featuring Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, and they lined up one of the biggest get…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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She & Him – “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys Cover)

She & Him just released an entire album of covers, but they're not finished re-recording classic songs. The duo's version of the Beach Boys' timele…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 12:30 pm
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Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music

The BBC describes its new initiative BBC Music as "an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 4:52 pm
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Win A Beach Boys Made In California Box Set

To celebrate 50 years of being a band, the Beach Boys will release a 6-disc archival retrospective box set called Made In California and we…
Stereogum | August 27, 2013 - 3:44 pm
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The Beach Boys – “That’s Why God Made The Radio” Video

The reunited Beach Boys' video for their comeback single "That's Why God Made The Radio" looks exactly the way you'd expect a record label-masterminded Beach…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2012 - 11:59 am
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The Beach Boys – “From There To Back Again”

After decades of acrimony, the Beach Boys are back together again with resident sonic genius Brian Wilson, and their new album That’s Why God Made
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 9:16 am
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Watch The Beach Boys On Fallon

Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, an understandably excited Fallon played host to the Beach Boys, back together with resident visionary Brian Wilso…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2012 - 9:03 am
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The Beach Boys – “That’s Why God Made the Radio”

The Beach Boys, together with estranged sonic genius Brian Wilson for the first time in decades, played the first show of their reunion tour last…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 4:39 pm
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Hear The Flaming Lips Cover “God Only Knows”

My third Flaming Lips post in a row, but this one surprisingly has nothing to do with Record Store Day. In celebration of the Beach…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2012 - 9:39 pm
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Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm
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