The founding members of The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary bands in popular music history, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary celebration, including a new album release, a major international tour, and commemorative catalog releases. Today, April 25, The Beach Boys announce details about their new studio album, ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’, to be released June 5 by Capitol/EMI.
Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks recently completed their recording sessions at Los Angeles’ Ocean Way Studios for ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio’, the band’s 29th studio album (including 2011’s The SMiLE Sessions), the first in decades to feature all of the band’s surviving original members. Produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love, the album’s 11 new songs illustrate The Beach Boys’ unique and evocative West Coast story with the band’s timeless signature sound.
The album’s lead single, ‘That’s Why God Made The Radio,’ showcases The Beach Boys’ soaring harmonies in an upbeat, beaming ode to music’s radio champions around the world. Beginning today, the song is available for download purchase from all major digital service providers, and you can listen to it here right now: