Brian Wilson’s all-new album, No Pier Pressure, reveals the Beach Boy genius in fine creative fettle, as this exclusive, insight-packed 4-minute docu-clip only underlines. Stoic sticksman Jim Keltner, trumpeter Mark Isham and producer Don Was offer perspectives on Wilson’s unique musical mindscape, and there’s a poignant reunion with Blondie Chaplin, singing in the studio with Brian and Al Jardine for the first time since The Beach Boys’ brilliant 1973 album, Holland and its standout Sail On, Sailor, on which he took the lead. Watch it now...
It’s turning into a busy 2015 for Wilson, the subject of a new biopic – Love & Mercy – starring John Cusack and Paul Giamatti, which emerges in the summer. Look out for an exclusive interview by Wilson about the film in the latest MOJO magazine, accompanying a fascinating article on the Beach Boys’ rollercoaster ’70s.
In September, Wilson comes to the UK for a full arena tour, supported by America and Edwyn Collins. Click here for dates and tickets.
No Pier Pressure is out now. For tracklisting and a full list of collaborators, go here.