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The Beach Boys to release single for Japan

The Beach Boys are joining the ranks of bands and musicians to have released or re-recorded a track to raise money for the Japanese disaster relief fund. 

The 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' rockers will release a vinyl single of 'Don't Fight The Sea', which is a song that originally featured on founding member Al Jardine's album, 'A Postcard From California'. 

NME reports that the B-side will be The Beach Boys' 1986 hit 'Friends' and Jardine said of the forthcoming release:

"We felt that the song had a nice basic message of friendship,"

"I also like the idea of that song, because the vocals are a bit under appreciated. So this release was a perfect place to showcase the idea of harmony and friendship. Everybody is behind it 100%, that's the nice part."

The single will be made available tomorrow, April 19, and all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Japan Relief foundation. Watch Jardine perform the song here: