It was another busy week in the aca-verse. Lucky for us – we all reap the benefits. Here are this week’s top new releases:
Their Patreon supporters got a head start on this new release, but now it’s available for everyone. Enjoy “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right).”
What a cappella group doesn’t love a Linkin Park cover? Here’s a fresh take on “Numb” out of Germany, mixed and mastered by Bill Hare.
From the Roots
We loved watching this new group at LAAF, so please excuse while we don’t hide our excitement about their latest live video release. Here’s “Fly” from their headlining performance at SING! Texas last fall, featuring Hannah Lewis on lead.
The Sons of Pitches
Why sing one Imagine Dragons song when you can do a whole medley? The UK stars and winners of The Naked Choir 2015 bring all your favorites together.
Singing a tune in a live music room at Oxford, The Rivers did a great take on this song by Morten Kjær and Gabby Gordon.
One of the smallest collegiate groups in the circuit is working towards one more trip to ICCA Finals and gave us all a little taste of their talent.
The world’s first South Asian a cappella group faces the challenges of mental health for college students with this cover and mashup of Everglow and Kaise Mujhe.
With 10 people, this Turkish group is a little big for a couch video, but they pull off the same charm.
January was filled with such great music – we can hardly believe it’s already February.
Here are this week’s newest hits:
A little a cappella Travis Tritt, anyone?
Not only did Pitch Slapped create an amazing arrangement of Charlie Puth’s “Attention” but they also NAILED it live at Berklee Caf in December. Consider us floored.
In case Pitch Slapped wasn’t enough, here’s more great cover music out of the Boston collegiate scene.
With adorable dogs and a vocal feature by percussionist Jeff Thacher, there’s nothing not to like about the latest cover from Rockapella.
In his latest release Peter Hollens portrays the villain that everyone loves to hate: Scar.
Certainly was a good week for one man covers of Disney classics of the Lion variety.
No one was more excited to hear “Hooked On A Feeling” come back in Guradians of the Galaxy than your author, so an a cappella cover is just icing on the cake.
This sextet out of Michigan dropped their first video – a live take of Thirdstory’s “Still in Love” and we just may be.
Colorado All State Choir
Now an annual tradition, the All State Choir makes beautiful music from the balconies.
Not one, but two awesome mashups of TV theme songs? Yes, please.
2019 is already bringing us some pretty great new music, including some reinvented throwbacks of old favorites. Here are this week’s favorite new releases:
What do you get when you mix America’s top country a cappella act and bring back our favorite a cappella R&B stylings from the 90’s? This heart-string tugging cover of “End of the Road” featuring a lead by Rob Lundquist.
David Yazbek & Sean Altman
Did you hear the news that Carmen Sandiego is back? (YES!) Did you also hear that they’re leaving out the original and incredible theme song from Rockapella? (BOO!) Never fear – the original writers of the song came through anyway – here’s the new a cappella mix of our favorite TV theme song:
Born out of the professional recruitment process that is June, the first batch of stars out of the program just released their first fully produced music video. With a nod to the Pentatonix duo of Scott and Mitch, better known as Superfruit, this video is anything but bad for you. The group will be headlining their first festival alongside Duwende at Nordonia A Cappella Festival in March.
Sri Lanka’s a cappella boy band pays tribute to the boy bands from the ’60’s through today. Singing together since 2006, Voice.Print earned a silver and bronze medal at the World Choir Games in 2010 and can often be heard on English mainstream radio in Sri Lanka.
Although the Eagles’ bid for another Super Bowl ended last weekend, that doesn’t stop us from LOVING this cover of “Fly, Eagles, Fly” from the world’s youngest barbershop quartet. Your author is admittedly a diehard Birds fan, but we promise that its worth a listen!
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:
Things are certainly ramping up for this Disney-backed group – tour dates announced (you can open for them!), a brand new album, and lots of great press. Enjoy this live video of the group singing your favorite Jungle Book tune, “I Wan’na Be Like You.”
Our favorite country a cappella super group is at it again with a new video, this time for “Some Girls Do” featuring newest member, Adam Chance, on lead.
The Orlando-based group packed with star-power dropped a new Christmas video with “O Come All Ye Faithful” and it’s every bit as beautiful as you’d imagine it would be.
From The Roots
Deke Sharon caught a behind the scenes moment with SING! Texas Headliners singing their original tune, “Fly.” Did you hear the live broadcast? No? Members will be able to listen in free right here at acaville.org on demand!