Can't wait for that garage funk remix of 'Kokomo'...

Rare and unreleased BEACH BOYS tracks have been remastered and are to be released to commemorate the band’s 40th anniversary.

Titled ‘Hawthorne, CA – Birthplace of a Musical Legacy’, after the California city where the band formed, it is set for release through Capitol on May 22.

According to the label, the 57-track set is comprised of rare material

including studio sessions, rehearsal tapes and recorded conversations between the members while they were working on their first effort at the family home of Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson.

Brian Wilson is to tour the US with Paul Simon this summer, calling at:

Seattle, The Gorge Amphitheatre (June 9)

Los Angeles, Greek Theatre (12, 13)

Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline

Amphitheatre (17)

San Diego, Coors Amphitheatre (19)

Phoenix, Desert Sky Pavilion (20)

Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Events Center (22)

Denver, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (24)

Kansas City, Kan. Sandstone Amphitheatre (26)

Minneapolis Excel Energy Center (27)

Milwaukee, Summerfest (29)

Chicago, Tweeter Center (30)

St. Louis, Riverport Amphitheatre (July 1)

Detroit, DTE Energy Music Theatre (3)

Pittsburgh, Penn., Post Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake (8)

Toronto, ONT, Molsen Amphitheatre (10)

Buffalo, N.Y., Darien Lakes PAC (11)

Boston, Tweeter Center (13)

Hartford, Conn., Meadows Music

Centre (14)

Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga PAC (15)

Hershey, Penn., Hershey Park Stadium (17)

Philadelphia, Tweeter Center at the

Waterfront (18)

Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center (20)

Wantaugh, N.Y., Jones Beach Amphitheatre (24)