Perhaps in reaction to Today! — which found Brian Wilson in a more wistful and personal exploration of himself — Summer Days has the feel of a strategic retreat, since Capitol (and Mike Love) thought the group was straying too far from its appointed mission as beachfront emissaries. But even in retrenchment, celebrating femmes of all geographics — “The Girl From New York City,” “California Girls,” not to mention “The Little Girl I Once Knew” — and challenging Phil Spector to a duel — “Then He Kissed Her” — and shifting time signatures like grains of sand as in “Let Him Run Wild,” Brian had gone too far to turn back now.
By Lenny Kaye on 05.16.11 in Icons
This year, the Beach Boys celebrate their half century — silver surfers all. Theirs is a family saga that, in the midst of unrivaled siblings and a belief in the transcendental meditation that is music, captures a moment...
By Marc Hogan on 02.26.15 in News
Surf's up for a new biopic about the Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson. Love & Mercy, starring Paul Dano and John Cusack as Wilson at two different ages, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival this past fal...
By Glenn Kenny on 12.12.14 in Features
The prolific director discusses seminal music moments in his films and the art of selecting the right song.
By Lindsay Hood on 11.20.14 in News
Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention overnight and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee. On a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, it seem...