8 months ago
A lot happened after the Beach Boys released their groundbreaking Pet Sounds album in 1966.
The year in between saw quite a bit of tumult, as lead songwriter Brian Wilson’s would-be follow-up, Smile, was aborted (its many sessions have since been released) and hastily replaced with Smiley Smile.
Regardless, Wilson and the legendary California band continued pumping out sun-kissed music, including the largely forgotten—at least in the context of greater rock history—gem of an album, Wild Honey.
The band recently released an album revolving around those sessions and leading up to them in 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow, which shows off the band’s forward momentum—with Wilson still as its main creative force—despite the songwriter’s deepening mental health issues, increased drug use, and isolation from the band.
Above, watch a newly released video for the recently remastered “Darlin'” from 1967’s Wild Honey. (That’s Wilson’s brother Carl on lead vocals.)