The Beach Boys have released the video for their first single and title track from their latest album That’s Why God Made the Radio. The video has been made by Focus Creeps, the same people behind the Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See video and the follow-up Evil Twin clip.
Clearly nostalgic about his early musical experience, Brian Wilson recently commented on the track, saying: “Radio was my whole education. Chuck Berry, Rosemary Clooney, The Four Freshmen, Phil Spector, Little Richard… To hear ‘That’s Why God Made the Radio’ on the radio would be a thrill beyond belief, it really would.”
Mike Love shares in Wilson’s memories, saying: “I got a lot of my appreciation for all of the creativity in the world, in terms of music, through the radio. For all of us who grew up in the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, the radio has played such a huge, important part in our lives. When we were kids, we’d sneak out of the house and go and sit in Brian’s car and listen to the local radio stations on his car radio.”
The Beach Boys will be touring Australia later this year, kicking off in Brisbane on 28th August and playing dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. You can find out more info on The Beach Boys Australian Tour here.