All Summer Long, the Beach Boys’s sixth long player, is a transitional album, with the band balanced between the youthful innocence of their image and Brian’s growing mastery of his art. “I Get Around” would be the devil-may-care hit single and “Little Honda” the twist o’ the throttle, but the opening vocal blend of the Pomus-Shuman classic “Hushabye,” the caring poignancy of “Wendy,” or the immediacy of nostalgia in the title track and “Do You Remember” resonate the changes to come.
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...