Posts tagged "The Beach Boys"

Return to Story

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 we've heard the early single "The Right Time." The new song "Sail Away" reunites Wilson with his former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, recreating some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 24, 2015

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 helped shape the album as music's preeminent artistic statement. He's also a bit of an oddball, which makes him an ideal subject for a Hollywood biopic. Just such a movie… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2015

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 Wilson and a lyric video might be a little incongruous, but here we are in 2015, where the former Beach Boys mastermind is in the studio with Kacey Musgrave… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 19, 2015

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 for No Pier Pressure, which is Wilson's 11th solo album and features a huge cast of collaborators, including both members of She & Him (M. Ward and Zooey… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 29, 2015

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 possible for their new single "Any Emotions." Brian Wilson himself is on the track, contributing his harmonious touch to the group's airy, beat-driven psych-pop. Wilson is obviously the hook here,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2015

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 "God Only Knows" appeared on Zooey Deschanel's show The New Girl earlier this week and is online today. Incidentally, the BBC recently sponsored an all-star cover of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014

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 BBC's strongest commitment to music in 30 years." To mark the launch, the media conglomerate commissioned this music video featuring an all-star lineup singing the Beach Boys' classic "God Only… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 7, 2014

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 have one for you to win. The collection chronologically charts the band's catalogue from demos to their most recent work and includes television and radio appearances and other raritie… More »

By: Stereogum / August 27, 2013

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 Boys video to look like in 2012: Instagram-style footage of various attractive young white people enjoying California sunshine, with the elderly Boys only showing up at the very end,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012

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 The Radio is about to hit shelves. We've already heard the triumphant title track. And now here's the second song we've heard from the LP: A mellow orchestral track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 31, 2012

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 Wilson for the first time in decades. Fallon turned over a huge chunk of the show to the band. They played three songs: The all-time classics "In My Room" and "Wouldn't… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2012

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 night in Tucson, playing a long set of classics that included a few covers and the brand-new reunion single "That's Why God Made The Radio." (They also did "Kokomo." Sorry.)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2012

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 Boys' 50th anniversary, UK music mag MOJO has compiled an original track-for-track Pet Sounds tribute album featuring folks like Saint Etienne, Gaz Coombes, Here We Go Magic, and those ever-busy… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 21, 2012

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 off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012

Beach Boys To Reunite At Grammys… With Foster The People & Maroon 5

In December, we reported that elusive, damaged genius Brian Wilson was back together with the Beach Boys, the once-estranged group he'd helped to make great. This year, they plan to tour together and release a new album. And at this Sunday's Grammys, Billboard reports that they'll all perform together for the first time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2012

Beach Boys Reunite For 50th Anniversary, Plan LP, Tour

For the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys, the group (which includes Brian Wilson for the first time in like, forever) is thinking big; 2012 will not only see a new LP from the iconic band as well as a series of reissues for classic Beach Boys LPs, the band will also head out o… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 16, 2011

Stream The Beach Boys’ SMiLE Sessions

Brian Wilson's "lost" classic is getting its deluxe release, and you can stream all 40 tracks over at Spinner. And it comes not a moment too soon, for we live in a world where a Google Images search for "Brian Wilson Halloween" nets a ton of tips on dying your beard. Here's to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2011

Win Beach Boys’ The Smile Sessions Box Set

The Beach Boys' legendary Smile is finally (officially) seeing the light of day, as you might have heard, and today we're giving out one of the boxes. The Smile Sessions box set includes 5 CDs, 2 LPs, and 2 7'' singles as well as a booklet, photographs and other deluxe packaging. To enter, you… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 28, 2011

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 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 »

By: Tom Breihan / October 5, 2011

Casting Couch: Brian Wilson 2011 Edition

When I first wrote about casting a Brian Wilson biopic five years ago, for the role of the once bedridden pop genius you guys suggested Hurley from LOST and Jared Leto, because LOST was still a thing and Jared Leto was really fat. Ah, sometimes I miss you, 2006. Today brings reports of another,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 24, 2011
1 2 3