The Beach Boys : That’s Why God Made The Radio
The Beach Boys new album is out now and if the very fact doesn’t blow your mind, try listening to the single. While written and recorded by Brian Wilson, Mike Love et al, That’s Why God Made The Radio has an ersatz Beach Boys flavour, not unlike Kokomo but it fact weirder because at least Kokomo is a now familiar obscenity. There is also a cruising yacht rock vibe that is more '80s than '60s, creating loops in self-referential pop culture that I am scared to properly examine. While sweetly harmonised, this whole episode is grave and disturbing.