Brian Wilson will be performing Pet Sounds at the LEVITATION music festival to celebrate the albumâ€™s 50th anniversary, performing April 30, 2016. In honor of this event festival curators The Reverberation Appreciation Society commissioned Al Lover to curate and produce a tribute to Brian Wilsonâ€™s career keystone.
The album will be released exclusively as a 180g 2xLP with gatefold packaging, limited to an edition of 2000. The album will be available at the festival starting April 29, 2016, and available in stores with an official street date of May 27, 2016.
Today SPIN has debuted two tracks previewing the album: Holy Wave’s version of “That’s Not Me” and Shannon & The Clam’s “I Just Wasnâ€™t Made For These Times”. Check them out HERE.
The Black Angels – Good Vibrations
Indian Jewelry – Wouldnâ€™t It Be Nice
The Sheâ€™s – You Still Believe In Me
Holy Wave – Thatâ€™s Not Me
Morgan Delt – Donâ€™t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
The Shivas – Iâ€™m Waiting For The Day
Boogarins – Letâ€™s Go Away For A While
Night Beats – Sloop John B
Chris Catalena – God Only Knows
Christian Bland & The Revelators – I Know Thereâ€™s An Answer
Cool Ghouls – Here Today
Shannon & The Clams – I Just Wasnâ€™t Made For These Times
Burnt Ones – Pet Sounds
Cosmonauts – Caroline, No
The UFO Club – Hang On To Your Ego
Online pre-sale starts April 1, 2016 in our online store.
Brian Wilson will be performing Pet Sounds at the LEVITATION music festival to celebrate the albumâ€™s 50th anniversary. In honor of this event festival curators The Reverberation Appreciation Society commissioned Al Lover to curate and produce a tribute to Brian Wilsonâ€™s career keystone.
Pet Sounds is a fountainhead from which the 15 artists on the album have all drank from as they developed their own musical roots, giving the tribute a rich and flavorful sound. The track listing consists of the original thirteen songs that appeared on the Pet Sounds album, with two bonus songs: â€œGood Vibrationsâ€ and â€œHang On To Your Ego.â€
Holy Waveâ€™s interpretation of â€œThatâ€™s Not Meâ€ is a sunbaked, organ filled hymn that is a minute longer than the original song. Picking up where Brian Wilson left off in 1966, Holy Wave’s version is a kaleidoscope of ear pleasing notes that take the listener into an elevated listening experience of astonishing detail.
Shannon & The Clams capture Brian Wilsonâ€™s feelings of alienation in â€œI Just Wasnâ€™t Made For These Timesâ€, taking the climactic Beach Boys song and transform it into a garage rock epic with a surf rock spine.
The album opens with The Black Angelsâ€™ rendition of Brian Wilson’s masterpiece â€œGood Vibrations,â€ which was started during the Pet Sounds sessions but not released on the album. The track is a joyful paradox to The Black Angels’ Phosphene Dream era song â€œBad Vibrations.â€, and offer of gratitude to Brian Wilson.
Brianâ€™s appearance at LEVITATION is a dream come true for the curators of the festival and is his only Texas appearance on the tour, which has been heralded as the last time he will perform Pet Sounds in its entirety. He headlines the Saturday of the festival mere weeks before Pet Soundsâ€™ 50th birthday.