Are you chomping at the bit to uncover the sonic mysteries of Brian Wilson’s new song suite, That Lucky Old Sun? Sure you are. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a new recruit who’s been following Wilson’s sunshine-pop story since his musical DNA mixed with that of spiritual heirs like Panda Bear, Fleet Foxes, Brent Cash, Explorers Club, et al, there’s a good chance you’re at least pretty damn curious. Is it a triumph? Is it a trainwreck? Is it the sequel to Smile?
Well, setlle down, seeker, your questions are about to be answered, and you won’t even have to wait until the September 2 release date. USA Today has thoughtfully provided a stream of the album for Wilson aficionados who are chomping at the bit to hear their hero’s new homage to the sunny SoCal myth he and his Beach Boys cohorts helped create lo these many decades ago. Soak up the rays.