Brian Wilson's No Pier Pressure


Brian Wilson‘s new album, No Pier Pressure, his 11th solo studio album, is set for release on April 3 and the first single, ‘The Right Time’ (featuring former Beach Boy colleague Al Jardine) has been released.

The biopic Love & Mercy – about Wilson’s life and the creation of the classic album Pet Sounds will coincide with the album release. The film stars John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti.

Wilson has returned to Capitol Records for the latest album, his original label home with The Beach Boys, and has reunited with longtime collaborator Joe Thomas, and was joined at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios. Guests on the album apart from Jardine include other former Beach Boy bandmates David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, along with Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess, She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian and trumpeter Mark Isham.

Musicians on the sessions for No Pier Pressure include Don Was, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, and Kenny Aronoff.  Members of Wilson’s longtime touring band, including Scott Bennett, Paul Mertens, Darian Sahanaja, and Probyn Gregory also participated in the sessions, along with Matt Jardine, son of Al Jardine, and former bandmate Jeffrey Foskett. 




Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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