The Beach Boys have officially confirmed that their new studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio, will be released on June 5 by Capitol/EMI. As previously reported, the new studio album—the band’s 29th overall—will feature surviving Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks. Produced by Brian Wilson and executive produced by Mike Love, the album will feature 11 new songs, including the album’s title cut.
“Radio was my whole education,” Brian Wilson said in a statement. “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. It would be a thrill beyond belief.”
The album’s other new songs include: “Think About The Days,” “Isn’t It Time,” “Spring Vacation,” “Private Life Of Bill And Sue,” “Shelter,” “Daybreak Over The Ocean,” “Beaches In Mind,” “Strange World,” “My Life Suite,” and “Summer’s Gone.”
Starting May 1, a custom 72-page Beach Boys ‘ZinePak magazine, bundled with an exclusive CD featuring 11 of the band’s classic hits and their 2012 version of “Do It Again,” will be available for purchase in the music department at Walmart stores nationwide.
The Beach Boys are scheduled to head to QVC Wednesday, May 16 to unveil their much-anticipated new release with a special hour-long live performance at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. During The Beach Boys’ QSessions Live broadcast, fans will have the opportunity to order the new album, which has been specially packaged just for QVC shoppers with a greatest hits bonus CD, nearly a month before the new album’s release date. The QVC-exclusive album package with bonus CD will be available starting May 16 at QVC.com or (800) 345-1515.