Beach Boys

Beach Boys vs. Paramore: What’s the weekend’s top concert?

The weekend’s best bets include alt-rock act Paramore (with indie-pop champs Best Coast opening), the mighty Beach Boys and R&B/soul singer Judith …

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50 Essential Albums of 1967

From the Doors' debut to Aretha Franklin's first smash<p>In the year of <i>Pepper</i>-mania, the Beach Boys' <i>Smile</i> was expected to gallop out of the West and …

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Hear Brian Wilson's New Surf-Rock Song 'Run James Run'

Previously unheard track highlights upcoming solo anthology LP 'Playback'<p>Brian Wilson released a breezy new surf-rock song, "Run James Run," from his …

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Listen to New Brian Wilson Song 'Run James Run'

Brian Wilson has released a new song from his upcoming compilation album 'Playback.'Continue reading…

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Best new songs to stream: Radiohead, Weezer, Son Little, and more

<i>Every week, there are thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves — and it’s just too much for your two ears to handle. With all those options, you</i> …

Weezer’s Summery New Single ‘Beach Boys’ Is A Nostalgic Love Letter To Brian Wilson

Rivers Cuomo said that Weezer’s upcoming album <i>Pacific Daydream</i> was heavily inspired by a Chinese proverb, but so far, the imagery leading up to the record has been a love letter to classic American music. First they did their best Guns N’ Roses impersonation in their video for “Feels Like Summer,” …

Hear Weezer Honor 'Beach Boys' in Shimmering New Song

Rivers Cuomo pays homage to seminal influence with Brian Wilson-esque melodies, four-part harmonies<p>Weezer honor one of their biggest influences on a …

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Weezer Pays Homage to the Beach Boys with New Track, 'Beach Boys'

Subscribe to Diffuser.fm on<p>Weezer have shared “Beach Boys,” a new track to be included on their forthcoming 11th studio album, <i>Pacific Daydream</i>.<p>As one …

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Weezer salute the “Beach Boys” on sunny new song: Stream

<i>Photo by Jeremy Cowart</i><p>Shortly after releasing their self-titled “White Album”, Rivers Cuomo and the rest of the guys in Weezer got to work on a …

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Weezer Hit The Surf on New Single 'Beach Boys': Listen

Turn it up, it’s Weezer’s latest single off their upcoming album On Wednesday (Sept. 13), the band tweeted a short teaser of their new song “Beach …

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Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson remounts a masterpiece with Pet Sounds tour

One of the greatest achievements in pop music history starts softly and subtly, with a plucked harp playing a sprightly tune straight out of a fairy …

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History of Surfing: Destroying Amps in Five-Part Harmony

Matt Warshaw sings falsetto on the '60s union of surf and music<p>A musical soundtrack followed the influx of surf hysteria into the sport’s boom period …

Surfing

Brian Wilson's 'Some Sweet Day' Is A Hidden Gem

Check out this solo track from the Beach Boys composer...<b>Brian Wilson's</b> life and career will forever be connected to the Beach Boys.In a way, that's …

Hear Avenged Sevenfold Cover The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

First came their rendition of Mexican folk song “Malagueña Salerosa,” followed by a re-imagining of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo,” an original track …

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Avenged Sevenfold Premiere Cover of Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

<b>Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images</b><p>First came their rendition of Mexican folk song “Malagueña Salerosa,” followed by a re-imagining of Mr. Bungle’s …

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Music-making memories of Sunset Boulevard, from the Beach Boys to Vince Staples

Attempting to quantify the volume of music stories that have transpired across the 22 miles of Sunset Boulevard is a fool’s game. But a few well-arranged snapshots from the thoroughfare’s recording studios, venues, record labels and shops across the decades can capture a range of tastes, genres and …

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Listen To Avenged Sevenfold Cover The Beach Boys

<b>Avenged Sevenfold</b> have released a cover version of The Beach Boys' 1966 hit <i>God Only Knows</i>.<p>This is the latest cover version to come from the Avenged …

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The Beach Boys were brilliant outside of Pet Sounds, too

While everyone seems to agree that <i>Pet Sounds</i> is one of the most important albums ever made, the Beach Boys are still seen as something of a novelty. …

The Beach Boys – 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow

Includes Smiley Smile outtakes and a new stereo mix of Wild Honey<p>In 1967, as the sun shone down on Southern California, the roof fell in on <b>The Beach</b> …

Beach Boys perform acapella version of "Wouldn't it Be Nice"

This is from the vocals-only version of <i>Pet Sounds</i> released in 1997, called <i>Stack-O-Vocals</i>.<p>Here's the original version with instruments. I love both …

Beach Boys blues: Is our love affair with the beach over?

It was good while it lasted. Our love affair with the beach. It endured over hundreds of years and now it feels like it’s coming to an end. …

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Hear the Beach Boys’ Angelic Vocal Harmonies in Four Isolated Tracks from Pet Sounds: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” “Sloop John B” & “Good Vibrations”

I didn’t get the Beach Boys for a while. They had provided the soundtrack to an alien world, one I knew mostly from chewing gum commercials. They …

Culture

The Ultimate Classic-Rock Wedding Playlist

Classic rock might not be the first genre that comes to mind when you think of wedding music, but that's a damn shame. The late '60s, '70s, and very early '80s produced some seriously great songs that belong on any reception playlist: romantic ballads, dad-rock classics, and sexy guitar-heavy songs …

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The Pioneering Musical Brilliance of the Iconic Beach Boys Song 'Good Vibrations'

YouTuber Polyphonic took a deep dive into the iconic but somewhat under-appreciated Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations” and broke down the musical …

Beach Boys' Mike Love describes 'the blessing' of being in the iconic band

At 76, Beach Boy Mike Love is still feeling the love – love for his music, love for touring and love for his fans.<p>Though he’s been performing many of the same songs since the ‘60s, Love hasn’t tired of the upbeat music that made him a superstar with his cousins Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson and pal …

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On ‘Rainbow,’ Kesha Triumphantly Shows Her True Colors

When it comes to new music, the phrase “highly anticipated” gets tossed around ad nauseum, but there doesn’t seem to be a better way to describe …

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Watch: Days After Glen Campbell's Death, Rock Legend Breaks Silence On His Christian Faith

Advertisement - story continues below<p>Rocker Alice Cooper is at peace with his friend Glen Campbell’s death earlier this week from Alzheimer’s …

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Music For Your Weekend: R.I.P. Glen Campbell Edition

The news of <b>Glen Campbell’s</b> death this past Tuesday was not particularly shocking (albeit sad), as he was 81 years old, and had been suffering from …

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DJ Sessions: Summer Oldies, From The Beach Boys To Chicago

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson sits down with his favorite childhood DJ Mike Haile to listen to classic summer oldies, including Chicago's "Saturday in …

Culture

The Beach Boys Surf The 70s

By the turn of the 1970s, the world was a very different place from the utopian image of endless Californian surfing, cars and girls, as represented …

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