New Tunesday – January 7, 2020

New year, new music. Keep it coming, folks.

Anthem Lights

This group doesn’t always sing a cappella, but they sound pretty great when they do.

a cappella, Ed Sheeran, Anthem Lights, singing, cover song, a capella

VXN

In celebration of five years, VXN dropped V this week, with a couple of teaser videos. Hear the whole album here.

a cappella, cover song, VXN, singing, a capella

Take 7

Well never get tired of a great original a cappella song. Especially when it comes from a high school group. Check it out here.

 

New Tunesday – 2019 Holiday Edition

As the magic is settling in for Christmas Eve and sun is setting for Day 3 of Hanukkah, we bring you the best of the new a cappella holiday tunes released in 2019.

Happy Holidays, everyone! Don’t forget to make Acaville your holiday station for extra joy and cheer.

Pentatonix

Who doesn’t love a great bass solo on the Grinch?

PTX, a cappella, Pentatonix, Grinch, holiday, music, a capella

Face Vocal Band

A Led Zeppelin parody for the holidays? Ok.

Face, Colorado, a cappella, holiday, music, a capella, Led Zeppelin, cover, parody

Or a classy Chipmunk Song?

Face, Chipmunks, holiday, a cappella, singing, music, a capella

Or maybe your favorite is “Sing Me Now of Christmas”?

Face, Christmas, singing, a cappella, Colorado, carol, holiday

Peter Hollens

The YouTube star known for quick turn around and rapid fire content took SEVEN years to make this video. Don’t miss it.

Peter Hollens, Christmas, holiday, songs, a cappella, evolution

Westminster Chorus

The current international champions gave a little love to Hanukkah in their holiday show.

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VoicePlay

Only a matter of time before the Frozen and Frozen 2 soundtracks become holiday staples. Here’s a cover from the latest movie

VoicePlay, The Sing-Off, Adriana Arellano, Frozen 2, Disney, a cappella

The Australian A Cappella Collab Project

Who doesn’t love a little holiday love from the best of a cappella in Australia?

Australia, AUSACA, singing, holiday, LA, Vulpeck, Christmas, a cappella, a capella

Meantime Chorus

Enjoy this classic song arranged by barbershop legend, David Wright.

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Chris Rupp ft.Elliott Robinson

Two a cappella stars teaming up for a beautiful carol? You want to hear this.

Chris Rupp, Elliott Robinson, Home Free, House Jacks, bass, solo, a cappella, holiday, hymn, Christmas

MVP

A little more from the southern hemisphere and summer Christmas time.

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Squad Harmonix

Young voices singing for the holidays is magic.

Bonnie McKee, a cappella, singing, a capella, holiday, Christmas

New Tunesday – November 12, 2019

A few new videos to help you make it a little closer to Friday!

Eclipse 6

As the holiday season and the holiday stress start to creep in, hearing the words “Humble & Kind” may be perfectly timed.

a cappella, Tim McGraw, Utah, singing, a capella, country, cover song, harmony

AcaPop! Kids

Another sunshine pop take from the young singers in AcaPop!

a cappella, Post Malone, Swae Lee, cover song, Ben Bram, Shams Ahmed, cover song, Kids Bop, singing, a capella

A Cappella Academy

Another release from the 2019 camp – this time Root 81 singing Mumford & Son’s “I Will Wait.”

a cappella, Ben Bram, Avi Kaplan, Rob Dietz, Mount St Mary's, LA, singing, summer camp, a capella, cover song, live music

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.

a cappella, NYC, Time Warp, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Halloween, singing, cover song, a capella

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:

A Cappella Academy, summer camp, Ben Bram, Avi Kaplan, Rob Dietz, Lion King, choir, singing, a capella

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

a cappella, A Cappella Academy, summer camp, LA, Ben Bram, Rob Dietz, Avi Kaplan, Amanda Taylor, Groove for Thought, singing, jazz, scat

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.

a cappella, Germany, YEBBA, cover song, singing, a capella

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.

2019, a cappella, Toxic, Texas, Brtiney Spears, cover song, a capella, neon lights

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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