LISTEN! to The Night Beats’ Space Grease Cover of “Sloop John B” LISTEN! to The Night Beats’ Space Grease Cover of “Sloop John B”

You know, I never much cared for the Beach Boys. In fact, until recently, I was all but totally against them. Maybe it was on account of how embarrassed I was to ever be young enough to love “Kokomo” or maybe it was all that time I fucking hated California or big, wide, soft harmonies. Maybe all three. Who knows? But a few months ago, I went on a bender of yearning to understand just what it is that makes people consider Brian Wilson an unmitigated genius which – of course – led me to Pet Sounds which, after a few gringing listens, revealed itself to be a a piece of batshit postmodern pop mastery which – it turns out – Mr. Wilson will be performing at the LEVITATION festival to celebrate the record’s 50th anniversary which is an event that spurred the event’s curators, The Reverberation Appreciation Society, to enlist a whole bunch of folks to pay homage to the album like Shannon and the Clams (swoon), The Black Angels and Night Beats who cover “Sloop John B” with a ragged air of Northwestern ash which you can sniff at your leisure right down below. The record, A Tribute to Pet Sounds, drops as a double LP on 5/27 via T.R.A.S. Full details come after the track. Rockit.

A Tribute to Pet Sounds Track List:

1. The Black Angels – Good Vibrations
2. Indian Jewelry – Wouldnʼt It Be Nice
3. The Sheʼs – You Still Believe In Me
4. Holy Wave – That’s Not Me
5. Morgan Delt – Donʼt Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
6. The Shivas – Iʼm Waiting For The Day
7. Boogarins – Letʼs Go Away For A While
8. Night Beats – Sloop John B
9. Chris Catalena – God Only Knows
10. Christian Bland & The Revelators – I Know Thereʼs An Answer
11. Cool Ghouls – Here Today
12. Shannon & The Clams – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
13. Burnt Ones – Pet Sounds
14. Cosmonauts – Caroline, No
15. The UFO Club – Hang On To Your Ego

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