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2022

blue square dot NEW MUSIC VIDEO SERIES FOR CLASSIC BB SONGS
The Beach Boys present a four-part video series featuring some of their iconic songs — “Barbara Ann,” “Don't Worry Baby,” “Wouldn't It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows” — set to a captivating, time-honored story. Each chapter builds on itself to become one long narrative. “Barbara Ann” premiered Sept. 9, 2022 at the Beach Boys official YouTube channel; the series will play out over back-to-back weekends. Press release. (updated 9-9-22)

blue square dot AL JARDINE'S A POSTCARD FROM CALIFORNIA REISSUE
Al Jardine's A Postcard From California was re-released on digital media on Sept. 2, just ahead of Al's 80th birthday (Sept. 3). A CD re-issue is planned for later, sometime in the fall. Watch Al's happy birthday greetings video. Read the Postcard press release. (updated 9-3-22)

Drifting Sand, Best Summer Ever coverblue square dot DRIFTING SAND WITH JARDINES SINGLE
Al Jardine and his son Adam are guest vocalists on the new single from SF Bay Area surfpop band Drifting Sand. “Best Summer Ever” was produced by Stevie Heger (co-producer of Al's A Postcard from California) and is available digitally and on a limited-edition two-track CD single at www.driftingsand.com. (updated 8-24-22)

blue square dot MIKE LOVE AND BRUCE JOHNSTON TO APPEAR ON GMA, AUG. 2
Beach Boys Mike Love and Bruce Johnston will join country band LoCash on ABC's Good Morning America on August 2. (updated 7-20-22)

blue square dot BEACH BOYS SIRIUS XM CHANNEL RETURNS FOR SUMMER
Subscription satellite / online radio service Sirius XM will bring back their limited-run, full-time channel dedicated to The Beach Boys from July 1 — August 29, 2022. Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel will be on channel 105 and will feature the BB's hits and rarities, as well as solo and related material. (updated 6-18-22)

blue square dot BEACH BOYS' SOUNDS OF SUMMER ANTHOLOGY: EXPANDED EDITION RELEASE
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road SoundtrackA newly expanded version of The Beach Boys' 2003 Sounds of Summer collection will be released on June 17, 2022. This special 60th anniversary edition includes 24 new stereo mixes (including two first-time stereo mixes), celebrating tracks from Surfin' Safari through Still Cruisin'. The expanded SOS will be available in several different formats, including digital, 3-CD, 2-LP, and a 6-LP box set on 180-gram black vinyl available in two options, standard and deluxe (with four collectible lithographs). More information. (updated 4-28-22)

blue square dot 60TH ANNIVERSARY PLANS ANNOUNCED
In addition to the upcoming release of the special edition Sounds of Summer sets (see item above), some other plans have been announced in celebration of The Beach Boys' 60th anniversary. New music videos for vintage songs are in the works. The next archival release will focus on the Carl and the Passions and Holland albums, to be released in the fall. The BBs will be taking part in a new feature-length documentary and a tribute special. More to be announced later. (updated 4-28-22)

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road Soundtrackblue square dot BRIAN WILSON'S LONG PROMISED ROAD SOUNDTRACK
Brian Wilson's Long Promised Road: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on CD on June 17, 2022 via Lakeshore Records. The album has already been released in digital format. Tracks include “Right Where I Belong,” “I'm Goin' Home,” “It's Not Easy Being Me,” “Must Be a Miracle,” “Slightly American Music,” “It's O.K.,” “Rock & Roll Has Got a Hold on Me,” “The Night Was So Young,” “Honeycomb,” “Long Promised Road,” “In My Room (Live from the Ryman Auditorium),” and “I'm Broke.” (updated 4-26-22)

blue square dot DAVID LEAF'S BW/BB BOOK, NEW EDITION
David Leaf's 1978 book, The Beach Boys and the California Myth, will be released in a new edition this year. The third expanded edition, now titled God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys and the California Myth, will be available in the U.K. on June 23, 2022 and in the fall for the U.S. (updated 4-26-22)

blue square dot MIKE LOVE AND BRUCE JOHNSTON GUEST ON LOCASH SINGLE
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston have provided guest vocals on country duo LOCASH's new single “Beach Boys,” which is partly based on the chorus of the BBs' classic “I Get Around.” Watch the music video and the behind the scenes video.Mike, Bruce, and their band appeared with LOCASH and Lorrie Morgan at the Grand Old Opry on May 27, 2022. (updated 5-29-22)

blue square dot BRUCE JOHNSTON AND THE WEEKND
Bruce Johnston is a collaborator on the track “Here We Go... Again” from The Weeknd's new album Dawn FM. Bruce co-wrote and helped produce the track; he also sang background vocals on it along with Christian Love. Read the L.A. Times' interview with Bruce for more details. (updated 1-10-22)

 
 

 

blue square dot ENDLESS SUMMER QUARTERLY
blankspacer On the heels of its multiple giveaways, ESQ magazine is preparing for more subscriber bonuses, including rare and collectible items signed by Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and Brian Wilson. Current subscribers, as well as new subscribers to ESQ, will be eligible for upcoming giveaways. To check on your subscription status, email Lee Dempsey.
blankspacer To subscribe to ESQ online, and receive four, 48-page editions of content on The Beach Boys, go to ESQuarterly.com. Subscription rates are US $30 for 4 issues ($35 for Canada and Mexico; $40 throughout the rest of the world). Individual issues are $10 for US, $12 for Canada & Mexico, $14 for other countries. U.S. funds only. Make checks payable to Endless Summer Quarterly. Send to ESQ at P.O. Box 470315, Charlotte, NC 28247. ESQ also accepts Paypal payments. Visit the ESQ Store at ESQuarterly.com for individual issue purchases. (updated 6/20/21)