Stream: The Beach Boys
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

The Beach Boys (the actual surviving original Beach Boys, in case you haven't been paying attention) have released the first single off their forthcoming reunion LP, the lead single and title track "That's Why God Made the Radio." It's their first effort together in over 15 years, and it hits shelves 6/5 via Capitol/EMI (right before a pretty massive appearance at this year's Bonnaroo). You can buy the new (and very Beach-y Boys-y) single now via any digital retailer. Stream it below.

Other new titles include "Think About The Days," "Isn't It Time," "Spring Vacation," "Private Life Of Bill And Sue," "Shelter," "Daybreak Over The Ocean," "Beaches In Mind," "Strange World," "My Life Suite," and "Summer's Gone," all of which would win gold in a Beach-Boys-made-up-song-name competition. Unfortunately my guess at a title, "God's California Summer Smile," did not make the track list. Fortunately, this song is full of the jingly sunshine harmonies that make the B. Boys so damn lovable. All you need is smiles.

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