Back in 1966 and 1967, the Beach Boys recorded a number of sessions that were intended to be released as a follow-up to 1966′s Pet Sounds. The recordings were dubbed Smile but were never released due to “clashes within the group and their leader Brian Wilson’s deteriorating mental health.” [via] That is until now! The Smile Sessions are currently streaming here, but you only have a few more days to listen!
Recently, Robert Capria created and animated a music video for The Smile Sessions‘ single “Heroes and Villains”, which can be seen below. My favorite part of the video is around the 28 second mark where a group of skeletons shoot multi-colored beams of light into the air, which later becomes the rotating background for a hula dancer to bust her moves infront of.
The Smile Sessions box set is currently available for purchase at Amazon.