Beach Boys releasing new album on vinyl

Preorders / May 25, 2012

Amazon has posted the first pre-orders for “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” the highly anticipated and new album from The Beach Boys. According to the item description, the album is set to be a single LP, with a release date of June 5th. You can stream the title track and first single from the album below, courtesy of The Beach Boys’ YouTube channel.

The new album is part of the band’s 50th anniversary celebration, which also includes commemorative catalog releases and an international tour. You can see the dates for the tour here. If the band announces a deluxe pre-order of any kind, we’ll be sure to let you guys know.

Update 5/25/12: The Beach Boys just released several special edition packages for the record over at their official website. In the vinyl super fan package, you can pick up the full length record on 12″ vinyl, along with a 7″ single of “That’s Why God Made The Radio.” The vinyl package also comes with a T-shirt and poster.

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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