Various: A Tribute To Pet Sounds
Austin, Texas - Brian Wilson will be performing Pet Sounds at the LEVITATION music festival to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary. In honour of this event festival curators The Reverberation Appreciation Society commissioned Al Lover to curate and produce a tribute to Brian Wilson's career keystone.
'Pet Sounds' is a fountainhead from which the 15 artists on the album have all drank from as they developed their own musical roots, giving the tribute a rich and flavoursome sound. The tracklisting consists of the original thirteen songs that appeared on the 'Pet Sounds' album, with two bonus songs: 'Good Vibrations' and 'Hang On To Your Ego'.
Holy Wave's interpretation of 'That's Not Me' is a sunbaked, organ filled hymn that is a minute longer than the original song. picking up where Brian Wilson left off in 1966. 'That's Not Me' is a kaleidoscope of ear-pleasing notes that take the listener into an elevated listening experience of astonishing detail.
Shannon & The Clams capture Brian Wilson's feelings of alienation in 'I Just Wasn't Made For These Times', taking the climactic Beach Boys song and transform it into a garage rock epic with a surf rock spine. This track transcends time with both its subject matter and its deliverance.
The album opens with The Black Angels' rendition of Brian Wilson's masterpiece 'Good Vibrations', which was started during the Pet Sounds sessions but not released on the album. The track is a joyful paradox to The Black Angels' 'Phosphene Dream' era song 'Bad Vibrations'. The song sets the mood for the rest of the album and is a psychedelic prayer of gratitude to both the bands and to Brian Wilson.