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Beach Boys Preview New Song

04/26/2012
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(Gibson) The Beach Boys have unveiled a clip of the first single from their forthcoming reunion album. Titled "That's Why God Made the Radio," the retro-sounding song harks back to the harmony-laden pop formula the band forged in the mid-'60s.

"It's a sentimental thing for me," says Brian Wilson, speaking in the clip." We've been together 50 years that's a long time." Mike Love adds: "Conceptually, the album is not going to be anything outlandish or silly, like Smiley Smile. It will be like the Beach Boys circa '65. I'm trying to write lyrics that fit the music without making it sound like you're writing from a hospice."

The Beach Boys split acrimoniously in the '90s, and went on to tour in separate configurations. Last year, they agreed to put aside their differences and stage a reunion tour. On Tuesday (April 24), the band's Brian Johnston announced the band will release a new studio album on June 5. To watch a clip featuring the new single, click here.

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