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Tomorrow Never Knows: How 1966’s Trilogy Of Pet Sounds, Blonde On Blonde, And Revolver Changed Everything

The 1960s cast a long shadow. We live in nostalgia-addled times, an era when retro-culture and revivals are ever-present and intermingled in the vast and…
Ryan Leas | August 5, 2016 - 11:31 am

Essay

How Brian Wilson Helped Spawn Punk

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…
Brad Shoup | April 14, 2015 - 9:32 am

List

Uncut’s 50 Greatest Bootlegs

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…
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2011 - 9:38 am

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Stream Levitation Festival’s A Tribute To Pet Sounds Compilation (Stereogum Premiere)

There are very few people who deny the importance and general enjoyability of Pet Sounds. With his meticulous orchestration, arrangement, and attention to detail, Brian…
Michelle Laggan | April 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

Brian Wilson Announces 50th Anniversary Pet Sounds World Tour

Brian Wilson has announced a world tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds. According to Wilson's official website, it will be the last…
James Rettig | January 25, 2016 - 10:14 am

Watch A Teaser For Phoenix & Bill Murray’s Christmas Single

On Friday, we'll finally get to see Bill Murray's all-star Christmas special A Very Murray Christmas. Sofia Coppola directed the movie, and the celebrity guests…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2015 - 10:35 am

Watch Fiona Apple, Beck, Cat Power, & More Cover The Music Of Laurel Canyon In LA

As we previously reported, the Echo In The Canyon tribute to California folk-rock took place last night at the Orpheum in LA. Jakob Dylan was…
Caitlin White | October 13, 2015 - 10:49 am

Levitation Fest 2016 Lineup Has Pet Sounds, AnCo, FlyLo

Levitation Fest will return to Austin in the spring of 2016 (4/29-5/1 to be exact) with a beyond impressive lineup. Headlining the bill is Brian…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 30, 2015 - 11:55 am

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 songs…
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

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

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

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

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

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 is…
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 gets…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2015 - 12:44 pm

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' timeless…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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

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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