New Tunesday – November 5, 2019

Ah….we’ve hit that week of the year where Halloween smashes into Christmas. We promise to keep it *mostly* non-holiday around her until it’s actually the holidays, but forgive us if we sneak in a good one every now and then!

VoicePlay

What better way to celebrate the holiday mashup week of the year, than with a tune from The Nightmare Before Christmas?

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Backtrack

Anytime of year is a good time for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but Halloween was a great time for Backtrack to drop this new video. Especially when paired with the announcement of their Holiday album available now on Spotify.

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A Cappella Academy

What better way to announce auditions for A Cappella Academy 2020 but with the release of videos from 2019? Check out the first three releases from last summer’s campers. Yeah, don’t worry – we want to quit a cappella, too.

The first, from the Academy Choir directed by Rob Dietz:

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Evergreen by YEBBA performed by Vivace, directed by James Rose and Marisa Esposito:

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Mueva Los Huesos by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band performed by Cloud 9, directed by Amanda Taylor and Sean Patrick Riley

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VOXID

Acaville had the pleasure of debuting this song with an interview with Daniel Barke, but just in case you missed it. More YEBBA, more awesome a cappella.

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Austonettes

Adding a Halloween-feel to this iconic Britney tune, this Texas-based group adds some neon for that extra glow. Live in Austin, TX? They are also auditioning.

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All-Night Yahtzee

Winner of “Outstanding Aesthetic” at NACC 2019, All-Night Yahtzee gave us this treat of their entire competition set from 2019.

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Ginger and Tonic

This quartet out of Australia certainly wins best use of the “wind machine” with their George Michael cover.

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Voices Only 2019 Special – Only On Acaville

TONIGHT at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific, we have a 3-hour special highlighting the songs and groups that were selected for Voices Only 2019! Hear the amazing tunes that made it on to the album, along with interviews from:

Voices Only Productions‘ owner Corey Slutsky
Fermata Town
The Nor’easters
Toccatatones
m-pact
From the Roots
All-Night Yahtzee
TAG – The A Cappella Group
Reverb
OneVoice
Hyannis Sound
RHS Walk the Line
Stiletta
Drums of War
The Beltones
Run For Cover
The BluesTones
Business Casual

You DO NOT want to miss this special, but if the timing isn’t good for you, we’ll be releasing all the interviews individually as podcast episodes on The Pulse. Check it out in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify, or at http://pulsepod.org!

Voices Only 2019 Tracks Announced

After several years of separate scholastic and professional compilations, Voices Only Productions announced a combined double album featuring groups of all categories and styles. From Boston to London to Australia, we can’t wait to dig into this album.

Here are this year’s selections:

Volume 1
1) Between Us – Voices
2) This Is Gospel – Voicebox
3) Something – Fermata Town
4) Breathin’ – The Nor’easters
5) Sober Up – Toccatatones
6) We Can Work It Out – m-pact
7) Rowboats – Lark
8) Love Drought – Faux Paz
9) On And On – From the Roots
10) Sleep – Twisted Measure
11) 715-CR∑∑KS – Exit 245
12) Garands – The Coda Conduct
13) Never Gone – All-Night Yahtzee
14) Greedy – TAG – The A Cappella Group
15) iRobot – Reverb
16) If U Love Me Now – Unaccompanied Women
17) Freedom – Upper Structure
18) Like Real People Do – The Michigan G-Men
19) Flying – OneVoice

Volume 2
1) Hammer – The SoCal VoCals
2) You Go Down Smooth – Hyannis Sound
3) Goldmine – RHS Walk the Line
4) Tokyo Sunrise – The Swingles
5) Strange Birds – Brandeis Starving Artists
6) Get Pumped – Stiletta
7) Walls Could Talk – Notes Over Storrs
8) I Know A Place – Forte A Cappella
9) Heart of Gold – The Beltones
10) Target Locked – Drums of War
11) La Lune – Run For Cover
12) Dazed and Confused – E V O C
13) Butterfly – AA Skyline Blues
14) Tell Me How – The BluesTones
15) My My My! – Evolve
16) Yo Vivire – Business Casual
17) Vessels – DJs A Cappella
18) Sound of Awakening/Sirens – The Beartones
19) KARATE – The Sons of Pitches

New Tunesday – March 12, 2019

This week’s #NewTunesday brings some heavy-hitters this week. From world class, to world champions, to worldwide, we’ve got your need for new a cappella amply covered this week:

The Swingles

Now with two new ladies, The Swingles quietly dropped this Spanish lullaby and it wows. Did you expect anything less?

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Naturally 7

Somewhat under the radar, top US vocal group N7 has been competing on The World’s Best Championship. Their most recent performance was a tribute of “Fix You”, but you can also see their cover of the iconic “In The Air Tonight” or their audition using “Wall of Sound.”

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Women of the World

Two new videos in two weeks from this amazing group? We feel spoiled.

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Cadence

Losing power might be your worst nightmare, but what if it meant an impromptu unplugged set from one of the best jazz quartets in the business? Here they are entertaining in the dark at Beach Fire Brewing and Nosh House.

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VoicePlay

In their first PartWorks installment of Season 2, the fellas of VoicePlay bring us a cover of “Mr. Blue Sky” that is sure to brighten your day.

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Scott & Ryceejo

This dynamic duo caught the attention of the composer with their medley of songs from Mary Poppins Returns – the latest in their long series of Disney covers.

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BisCaydence

The recently crowned South Regional Finalists for this year’s ICCA just released a live video of their performance of “No Air” from the Betsy A Cappella Festival in the fall.

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MVP | After5 | The Macabellas | Centenary Vocal Ensemble

The ladies of Aussie a cappella came together for a cover of “Independent Women” in honor of International Women’s Day.

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The Eight Tracks

This Boston-based CAL group just snagged 2nd place at the Boston Harmony Sweepstakes – here’s footage of their whole set!

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The Techtonics

Have you been following the #SmashHitSunday series? Here’s the latest out of the UK’s top collegiate group:

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And this one was a little late to come to our attention, but here’s a new-ish Geico ad featuring a “barbershop quartet”:

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