New Tunesday – April 30, 2019

The school year is winding down, the summer festival season is heating up and we’re hitting a great crossroads of new music.

Insomnia

This mashup of “Brighter Day” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” done by ten singers out of Latvia GROOVES.

mashup, a cappella, Marvin Gaye, Kirk Franklin, Latvia

Pentatonix

Ariana Grande has had quite the journey so far. Who better to capture it with a cappella?

a cappella, PTX, Ariana Grande, singing, cover, evolution

BYU Noteworthy

If there is something we’ve come to expect from BYU a cappella music videos, it is stunning scenery only outdone by stunning voices.

BYU, a cappella. Utah, Jesus, singing, music video

Jared Halley

The Columbus-based one man show took on Imagine Dragons this week.

a cappella, multitrack, Imagine Dragons, medley, singing

Vintage Mix

Everyone’s favorite quadruplet quartet does this justice.

barbershop, a cappella, quartet, Avengers, Vintage Mix, quadruplets

Scott & Ryceejo

The latest Disney Crossover brings together Hercules and Anastasia.

a cappella, duo, Disney, Hercules, Anastasia, singing, music video

Vocalocity

Eurovision is the biggest European music competition and Vocalocity pays tribute to all of the Israeli competitors.

a cappella, Eurovision, Israel, singing

The Beatroots

Taking advantage of a trip to Paris in the best way possible, The Beatroots used the City of Lights as a backdrop for their latest video.

a cappella, Paris, Oxford, UK, music video, Lana Del Ray

Beatsync

This Toronto-based group decided to challenge themselves by recording and filming this during their recent retreat weekend.

a cappella, singing, Toronto, Yebba, cover song, music video

Gestalt

As a group that prides themselves on being avant-garde, their latest video sure has caused quite a stir.

a cappella, cover song, music video, Florida, collegiate, anger, frustration

New Tunesday – December 4, 2018

In addition to all of the great variety of a cappella you can hear ’round the clock here at Acaville Radio, we’re going to bring you some bonus releases each Tuesday to make sure you’re finding all of the latest and greatest this talented community has to offer.

Here are our favorites this week- and yes, there are a lot of holiday tunes – a trend we expect to continue over the next few weeks:

The Swingles

The first video featuring the group’s newest soprano, Federica Basile, is a smash hit. You were expecting anything less?

Swingles, UK, a cappella, singing, Tokyo, London

Voctave

There may be nothing more beautiful than Voctave singing holiday songs. It’s certainly something to look forward to each year, and their latest release “O Come, O Come Emmanuel/The First Noel/I Wonder As I Wander” is as good as it gets.

Voctave, singing, a cappella, Christmas, holiday, music, carols

Y-Studs

Combining the magic of Queen with Hanukkah? We’re here for it.

Jewish, a cappella, Y-Studs, Queen, Hanukkah, Chanukah

Six13

More Queen. More Hanukkah. More awesome.

Six13, Jewish, A cappella, Hanukkah, Chanukah, Queen
The Turkish a cappella group teamed up with Finnish beatboxer Tuukka Haapaniemi for this performance of  Kerimoğlu Zeybeği, mixed by Bill Hare.
a cappella, Turkey, singing, folk music

Face

Leave it to the all rock band in Colorado to reimagine O Little Town of Bethlehem to the tune of House of the Rising Sun.

Face, Colorado, vocal rock, a cappella, holiday, music, a cappella, Christmas, carols

Upper Structure

Treat yourself to the talent that just oozes out of these Berklee College of Music students with their lead track from their 2018 ICCA Competition Set, “Freedom.”

Berklee, a cappella, Freedom, Beyonce, cover, ICCA

Highline Vocal Jazz

In celebration of nearly one year as a group, Highline treated us to an inspired arrangement of O Holy Night.

Christmas, carols, a cappella, NYC, holiday

Venice Vocal Jam

Singing an arrangement by Homestay Music (you know them – it’s Erik Bosio, Vinther Sørensen, and Jussi Chydeniuss) we get some Beatles love out of Italy.

Beatles, a cappella, Italy, Venice, singing, Cluster

Beatsync

This Toronto group typically performs with a great deal of tech, but for their DCappella Tour submission, they stripped it all down to just acoustic voices.

a cappella, Canada, Toronto, acoustic, Beatsync

Scott & Ryceejo

Enjoy this new take on a classic carol from the husband and wife duo out of Utah, singing Silent Night with support from Spark Singers.

holiday, a cappella, Christmas, carols, Scott, Ryceejo

AcoUstiKats

You may have become acquainted with this group through The Sing-Off, but the tradition lives on years after the show was retired. Here are the current ‘Kats singing a Nick Johnson arrangement of Deck the Halls:

UK, Kentucky, Christmas, carols, singing, a cappella

Association of International Champions

Another gem from the 2018 AIC show, this week we get to relive and enjoy “It’s a Small World” by the full AIC Chorus.

AIC, barbershop, champions, Disney, a cappella

New Tunesday – October 30, 2018

In addition to all of the great variety of a cappella you can hear ’round the clock here at Acaville Radio, we’re going to bring you some bonus releases each Tuesday to make sure you’re finding all of the latest and greatest this talented community has to offer.

Here are our favorites this week:

A Cappella Academy – Syncop8tion

Another week, another dazzling performance from the campers at A Cappella Academy, this time from the group led by Groove For Thought’s Amanda Taylor and Diane Galeano of Blacklight and Sound Off. Stunning delivery of a difficult jazz chart written by Taylor and a stellar solo from Emily Dietz.

Beatsync

Toronto’s ecletic pop octet put together this live cover of Ariana Grande’s “Focus.”

Due North

This year’s Harmony Sweepstakes finalists out of Minnesota covered Home Free’s mashup of Fishin’ in the Dark/Boondocks.

Acapellago

Top Filipino pop quintet drops a little Latin flair with their short cover of “Mas Que Nada.”

The Lost Keys

A little taste of their cover of “Latch” which is now in rotation on Acaville!

 

Voculture

This German quintet had a lot of fun with Jonas Blue’s “Rise.”