New Tunesday – April 23, 2019

Some pretty exciting music happening all over the world in this week’s #NewTunesday!

TriforceFilms

The buzz is reaching a breaking point as Endgame inches closer, so we’d like to start with this one.

Avengers, a cappella, singing, Endgame

Camp A Cappella with Backtrack

Get a peek inside the fun at the world’s biggest a cappella camp with this little hit from The Greatest Showman.

Greatest Showman, summer camp, a cappella, Backtrack, campers

Rebel Bit

US audiences may have first been introduced to this group during the CARA Ceremony, but this Muse cover shows off even more of what this Italian group can do.

Rebel Bit, Italy, a cappella, Muse, singing, a capella, music video

Liitto Ensemble

Be sure to check out this new-to-us group out of Finland – this live video is worth a watch!

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Quinta and a Half

Translating to “Days of Silence”, you don’t need to speak Hebrew to appreciate this beautiful song from Quinta and a Half.

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No Southern Accent

Performed live at The Betsy A Cappella Festival in Miami last fall, NSA does justice to an intense James Arthur song.

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Countermeasure

In a tribute to Critical Role and Critter and D&D, this Toronto group did something a little out of the ordinary.

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MSU Accafellas

Always nice to hear a cover of an a cappella community alumnus – this time from Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect and Dear Evan Hansen fame.

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New Tunesday – February 19, 2019

Quite a few new favorites this week – be sure to listen to them all!

Pentatonix

Proving they can cover just about anything, the latest release from a cappella’s biggest stars is a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence”. It features a particularly deep solo from Scott Hoying, showing yet another side of the versatile baritone, as well as a solo feature for bass Matt Sallee. And with the video they announced ANOTHER world tour! Get your tickets at ptxofficial.com.

PTX, Pentatonix, Simon, Garfunkel, a cappella, vocals, singing

DCappella

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of The Little Mermaid, the Disney a cappella group released a special video of “Part of Your World.” The group is right in the middle of their first ever US Tour – make sure you catch this act live!

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The Edge Effect featuring Tiffany Coburn

The guys of Edge Effect do collaborative tracks like no other group in a cappella. This time they teamed up with Voctave‘s Tiffany Coburn to breathe new life into a classic.

a cappella, Orlando, Edge Effect, Voctave, singing, Higher and Higher

m-Pact

Who can resist the jazzy crooning of a classic Chet Baker tune – especially on Valentine’s Day?

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Forte A Cappella

One of the best high schools groups out there + top music video producer Ryan Parma + a Shams Ahmed arrangement? Ok.

a cappella, MUNA, singing, Forte, Ohio, music video, Ryan Parma

Nomadic

The first full group born out of June bootcamp just dropped their next cover – this time it’s Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry” featuring Archie Gopal and Lynique Webster on lead.

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The Techtonics

Frequent top competitors at ICCA treated us to a live video of a performance of “Youngblood” originally by 5 Seconds of Summer.

a cappella, UK, singing, 5 Seconds of Summer, Techtonics

MVP

A relatively new group out of Australia, this all-female quintet splashed onto the scene with a third place finish at AUSACA in 2018.

MVP, Australia, a cappella, Betty Who, Donna Lewis, harmony, singing

The AcaLumni Project

Now an annual tradition, this worldwide virtual group released their latest song in honor of Valentine’s Day covering Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”

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Countermeasure

This Canadian CAL group toured Japan just last year and just released a Cowboy Bebop anime tribute cover of Tank!

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Festival Statesmen Chorus

Who doesn’t love a fun Queen cover? From their A Cappella Jukebox Musical and Adelaide Fringe Fest show “Choir Boys” The Festival Statesmen Chorus.

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