No Pier Pressure shows just what too many cooks can do to a Beach Boy's broth
Brian Wilson No Pier Pressure [Capitol Records; 2015] by Simon Chandler Rating: “Life goes on and on/ Like your favorite song,” Brian Wilson puffs on “This Beautiful Day,” but what he fails to mention is that, in his favorite song, life never goes on. Show More Summary
Hot on the heels of our article on the Top 5 Texas Film Festivals comes the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival, running April 9-19. Word on the street is these are the films you shouldn't miss. "Love & Mercy," the Brian Wilson biopic starring Paul Dano and John Cusack, has gotten plenty of good vibrations by the critics. Show More Summary
He’s one of the most prolific forces in popular music in the past century and Brian Wilson is getting his very own biopic starring John Cusack and Paul Dano. “Love & Mercy” has a brand new promotional trailer ahead of its June 5th release...Show More Summary
John Cusack stars as Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, a film that takes a look at the rise and fall of The Beach Boys. The film takes a close look at Wilson, and has the rights to his definitive catalogue of hits to help flesh out his story. Show More Summary
The story of Brian Wilson could very easily be made into the sort of tortured-genius biopic that’s become a… Read More
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When we think of summer movies, we normally think of films that are hopped up on spectacle and substance. Mixed in with the usual oohs and aahs are at least a couple of movies that make us think and feel, though. Judging by the new trailer for Love And Mercy, this film is definitely a member of the latter category. Show More Summary
The story of Brian Wilson and his work with the Beach Boys has been elevated to American musical mythology. The songs by Wilson and his brothers and bandmates had a dramatic and sunny effect on pop music just as Wilson’s own life was fraught with instability. Show More Summary
"You hear the new Beatles? We can't let them get ahead of us!" Back in February, we got our first glimpse at Love & Mercy, the biopic of Beach Boys' singer and songwriter Brian Wilson. The film that played TIFF last year features Paul Dano (Prisoners) and John Cusack playing the music icon at two different points of his life in the 60s and 70s. Show More Summary
The Beach Boys have one of the most iconic sounds in American music, and a new movie is about to shed some light on how those sounds were created. Paul Dano and John Cusack play the band's founder, Brian Wilson, at very different stages in his life in Love & Mercy. Show More Summary
Running twice as long as the teaser, the official trailer for the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy further highlights the alleged manipulation that the Beach Boys singer-songwriter suffered at the hands of psychiatrist Dr. Eugene Landy, played by Paul Giamatti. At various points, the Landy character threatens to cut off...
Once you know the story,” the Love & Mercy trailer tells us, “you’ll never hear the music in quite the same way.” Nicely put. The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson comes to the big screen in all his messed-up glory in Love & Mercy, with the flawed genius played in early years by Paul Dano and later by John Cusack. Show More Summary
We already saw one trailer for the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, and it showed us that Paul Dano is a good choice for young Wilson while John Cusack is a questionable choice for old Wilson. Now a new trailer has arrived, giving us glances of Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti’s roles in the […]
Brian Wilson may have never heard of punk — though he sure did inspire a lot of them — but he has heard of She & Him, the duo who served as one of Wilson’s many collaborators on his latest solo album, No Pier Pressure. The video shows off Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward in […]
It was the winter of 1978/’79 in Los Angeles — that is to say, not much of a winter at all. The Last were holed up in a studio with John Harrison, Hawkwind’s founding bassist. The band had just made the jump from self-financing to Bomp! Records, and under Harrison’s direction, they were hashing out […]
Australia's Cut Copy released one of the mastered tracks today from their upcoming new album, which is still currently nameless. Described by Dan Whitford as something along the lines of what Brian Wilson would have written if he spent his days doing acid in London in the 60's instead of hanging out in California. Show More Summary
LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music,...
While Donald Fagen is recapping his Coachella tour experiences, Brian Wilson is full steam ahead doing interviews for his brand new album No Pier Pressure that’s out this week. (This album title is the best pun of 2015 so far). And while Fagan admitted that he’s never heard AC/DC, Wilson — who most recently spoke […]
by Andrew Sacher North Dakota's Glower is the duo of Josh Silbernagel (Hands) and Sean Murray (The Diversion Scene), who apparently founded Glower with the goal of making music that sounded like Billy Corgan and Brian Wilson starting a hardcore...