The Beach Boys to release new album

By | Published on Thursday 26 April 2012

The Beach Boys

This time last year, Brian Wilson was still undecided about rejoining The Beach Boys for the band’s 50th anniversary on the grounds that “they’re crazy”. Now he’s only gone and written and recorded a new album with them. The group are also preparing for a world tour.

Wilson joins the surviving founding members of the band – Mike Love and Al Jardine – along with guitarist David Marks, who joined shortly after the band originally formed, and keyboard player Bruce Johnston, who replaced Brian Wilson in the band’s touring line-up in 1965.

The band recently completed work on the new album, ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’, which is due for release via EMI/Capitol on 5 Jun. The band’s 29th album, it was recorded at Ocean Way Studios in LA and also produced by Wilson.

Listen to the album’s title track here: