Archives for: 2006, week 25


Unusual French compilation of "Sunshine Pop" oddities on the La Troisième Note label. HARPERS BIZARRE "witchi tai to" THE TURTLES "you showed me" DONOVAN "get thy bearings" BILL FAY "some good advice" THE ZOMBIES "summertime" MARGO GURYAN "su… more »

Blue Is Very Flattering

Brian's Boss Bass

Beach Boys U.S.A.


Seniors Like Brian Wilson And He Them

AARP MAGAZINE has a review of the great Brian Wilson biography Catch a Wave. "After reading Carlin's book, it turns out that what I didn't know about the Beach Boys could fill a book. Which is precisely what Carlin has done. This comprehensive and det… more »

Rodney On The Bloq

LAIST Rodney on the Roq was recently awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. “He's the only d.j. to have a theme song personally written and performed for him by Brian Wilson.” more »

Beach Boys Promo Heaven

Soundboard Bootleg Box

The WATCH TOWER label did all fans a favor by releasing this incredible box set of live stereo soundboard recordings from Brian Wilson's 2001 summer tour. If I remember correctly, Brian Wilson was the opening act for Paul Simon. Good luck finding an or… more »

Brian Wilson Sets Sights Down Under

SUNDAY MAIL "My state of being has been elevated because I've been exercising, writing songs. I'm in a better frame of mind these days. It feels great – it's like I see some light. Things make sense to me again," Brian Wilson states as he looks forwar… more »

The Fork Notes Pet Sounds & Good Vibes 40th Ann. Releases


Jazzin' With Wilson

OREGON LIVE Lyle Ritz, jazz ukulele player, discusses working with Brian Wilson: “"It was just wonderful. A lot of product came out, some of it very good. And it taught me more about music. Almost every time I worked with him, Brian Wilson had a new ha… more »

So. Cal. Group The Tyde Features Nelson Bragg Of Brian Wilson's Band

PLUG IN MUSIC "The Tyde are a band that could exist nowhere but California, somehow managing to capture the South Orange County longboarding culture of their suburban Golden State musical forebears – The Wilson brothers and Jan & Dean - with the U.K… more »

"Covered By The Beach Boys": Cheapo Comp. Has Rare Tracks


Dilla's Beats Pound From Beyond The grave

J DILLA’S upcoming album, The Shining, is setting up to be one of the most highly anticipated hip hop albums of 2006. The late hip-hop producer J Dilla's second solo project The Shining, which was nearly completed when he died Feb. 10, will be issued Au… more »

Mike Eats Raw Fish

LUXE LIFE VEGAS “No sooner did he celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Beach Boys debut record than mellow Mike Love flew to Vegas with his wife and dined at Sushi Roku in the Forum Shops of Caesars Palace.” more »

Good Luck Finding This One


Philip Sherburne's Techno Month

PITCHFORK "For this column I'd intended to write an all-encompassing review of both MUTEK and Sónar, but after eight days of shows at both fests…and five cumulative days of assorted afterparties, the idea of presenting a totalizing perspective seems not… more »

EBIN Contemplates "Heroes & Villains"


Don't Call It A Comeback

If you've seen our numerous PREVIOUS POSTS on Scritti Politti's new album White Bread, Black Beer, you could probably tell that we have been waiting anxiously to receive a promo copy of the disc. Well, the disc finally arrived in yesterday's mail, and i… more »

Love Never Changes

RECORDNET "It was weird," lead singer Mike Love said of the event designed to mark the 40th anniversary of Pet Sounds. "We have meetings and stuff from time to time, but we're never together in a public way." "Brian couldn't have been nicer to me,"… more »

Beach Boys Refurbish Classic Recordings


Contemplating A Brian Wilson Masterpiece: "Surf's Up"


Check Out New Categories

If you've paid very close attention, you might have noticed that we have finally gotten around to setting up some Categories for each post. Instead of evey post being an "Announcement," all posts will also be tagged to a specific Category; as of now, we… more »

Mike Love, Jr.?


Uusitalo – “Tulenkantaja” (Huume)

Do Not Fear Techno PITCHFORK has a review by wonder writer Philip Sherburne PITCHFORK writer Drew Daniel (of Matmos?) reviews the track “Paskaa Musaa” VILLAGE VOICE has a review by Andy Beta FORCED EXPOSURE is one of the best sources for electronic… more »

Take A Swim

Swimmingpool is Düsseldorf natives Michael Scheibenreiter and Stefan Schwander. On their new album Good Old Music, they make fun, summer sun dance music. MUSIC FOR ROBOTS has a review and MP3 COMBINATION lists the record NONSTUFF PODCAST has an OK… more »

Coltrane Disciple, TM Practitioner, Charles Lloyd Also Rocked With The Beach Boys


Sharing Beach Boys With Librarian


Happy Birthday To Brian Wilson

Sorry We're A Little Late With This One

DANGER MOUSE is one of our most favorite artists. NY TIMES MAGAZINE "What changed everything was when I got into Woody Allen," says Danger Mouse, whose real name is Brian Burton. "When I got to college, I saw 'Manhattan' and 'Deconstructing Harry.'… more »

More Great Eastern European Electronic Music

TBA EMPTY: Stupid Rotation CD (MAXE 010CD) According to the label: “TBA Empty is Tbilisi, Georgia-based Goslab member Natalie Beridze, and this is her fourth full-length release on the Max Ernst label. Without a doubt, this new TBA Empty album is abo… more »

Mike Heppner’s "Pike’s Folly" Roils With Southern, Heller

I don't know how many of you might have missed our PREVIOUS POST on MIKE HEPPENER'S new novel Pike’s Folly, a wonderful romp which moves with a fast crowd, hipsters like writer's writer TERRY SOUTHERN, and JOSEPH HELLER, of Catch 22 fame. HEPPENER bri… more »

Roky Ericson Breaks Cover For Rare Live Gig

CHICAGO SUN TIMES "When I last wrote about Roky Erickson in May 2005, I noted that the legendary Texas musician had spent the last two decades trailing Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett and Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson atop the list of rock's most tragic… more »