New Tunesday – The Summer Wrap-Up

While we were out enjoy the sun, the sand, the surf, and all of the other spoils of summer, the titans of a cappella still churned out some great new music. Here are the highlights:

Pentatonix

There were a lot of mixed feelings about the Lion King remake, but there no questioning the PTX take on this classic song off the soundtrack.

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BYU Vocal Point

Not to be outdone, the men of Vocal Point released their own Lion King harmonies with their cover of Circle of Life.

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MICappella

It was a busy summer as always for these Singapore superstars and rumor has it there will be even more music coming soon. Get your abbreviated Chinese music history lesson now.

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N’Harmonics

It is almost time to submit your applications for the 2020 ICCA season. Be inspired by the set from the 2019 champions.

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Nor’Easters

They may not have made an ICCA appearance last season, but these collegiate powerhouses did take their talents to Memphis to win the NACC Collegiate Competition.

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m-Pact

There’s never a bad time for Earth, Wind & Fire, especially not when covered by m-Pact, who we can’t wait to see in November for the m-Pact Vocal Festival in Kansas City.

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From The Roots

SING! Texas is just around the corner, but not before you can relive this gem of an original written by Hannah Lewis.

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Plus, they released another new original “Broke My Window.”

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Midtown

This year’s BHS International 5th place medalists have been making quite a slash with their music videos. Have a little fun with this cover from the Goofy Movie, a follow up to their Spiderman Theme Song.

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Pitch Slapped

If this is how the ladies of Pitch Slapped are kicking off the new year, we’ve got a lot more amazing music coming our way.

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New England Voices in Harmony

Harmony, Inc. unleashed part of the winning set from the 2018 International Champions. Enjoy “I See The Light” arranged by Kevin Keller.

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New Tunesday – June 25, 2019

Clearly, there’s no slowing down a cappella this summer. Set aside a good deal of time to catch up on all of the great new music we found this week!

The Filharmonic

A Sing-Off favorite brings us a Jonas Brothers cover for a little summer fun – live.

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Business Casual

This Bay Area group is on a monumental rise, and this new video featuring their original tune “Ain’t No Way” is just another step at the top.

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N’Harmonics

The final installment from their winning ICCA set, the reigning champions mixed modern with classical to wow the audience.

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Vadé

This group wins over our hearts more and more with each video.

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Postyr

Capturing the sentiment wrapped up in family scattered around the world, this futurist Danish quartet continues to blaze forward.

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New England Voices in Harmony

Harmony, Inc. has unleashed a treasure trove of videos from the 2018 International Contests, including this one featuring the chorus gold medalists.

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Zero8

Need to hear something spectacular? How about one of the world’s best barbershop choruses fronted by one of the world’s best barbershop quartets singing something from one of the world’s best barbershop arrangers? Ok, then.

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Midtown

With BHS International in Salt Lake City just around the corner, we were thrilled to get a little peek at one of the world’s top quartets through this clever video.

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MVP 

This quintet out of Australia keeps us well stocked in fun content – party along with their latest release.

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Flow

The fascinating art of pop rock a cappella choirs makes everything a bit more interesting. What would you do with this many voices?

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Mendicants

The group responsible for bringing the legend that is Bill Hare into the a cappella fold back in 1988 and many years later, the relationship still stands.

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Crimson & Slate

The Colorado a cappella scene is growing and mighty.  Enjoy this throwback video with an arrangement by Johanna Vinson.

The Lost Keys

Who doesn’t love a classic Elvis tune every once in a while?

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Council Rock High School South Vocal Ensemble

While we’re on lovable guilty pleasures, here’s a spot on cover of the music of Phineas & Ferb,

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One Minute With: The House Jacks (Part 1)

The pioneers of the rock band without instruments are still paving the way. We caught up with them in Los Angeles where they returned to headline the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival – a festival they helped bring to life when they headlined the very first one in 2009.

Here’s one minute with The House Jacks:

New Tunesday – November 13, 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:

AcaLumni Project

What do you get when you pull together a virtual group from all over the world, combine all of the overdone a cappella songs into a Weird Al Yankovich polka, and animate the singers? Well, this masterpiece:

WATCH HERE.

And in case you missed it, ALP founder Shawn Pearce was featured on this week’s #Talkappella. Hear the replay this Saturday at 7 am EST & 7 pm EST!

Highline Vocal Jazz

Speaking of guilty pleasures….this next one is so many wonderful ones all wrapped into one. The iconic theme song from Reading Rainbow with yummy jazz chords? Yes. Please.

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FACE

Let’s just continue on with the guilty pleasure trends, shall we? In full 80’s glory, this Boulder-based vocal rock band features bass Forest Kelly on lead for their cover of Blondie’s “Call Me.”

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Academy

This one is just….fun. A debut music video from the University of Bristol’s all-male identifying a cappella group who were previously featured on Sky One’s Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, ICCA UK finalists and VF-UK semi-finalists in 2018.

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Birdland Avenue

Not a music video, but one of the most anticipated a cappella releases of the year. Here’s the announcement of the album drop of “Come Around” straight from 4 little birdies.

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OC Times

A little more goodness from the AIC Show at #BHSOrlando, OC Times celebrates their 10th anniversary of winning gold. How long until we can get “On The Road Again”?

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VoicePlay

The smooth sounds of this year’s SoJam headliners on a Frank Ocean tune means your day just got better.

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MO5AIC

And in what we’re sure will be the first of many a cappella holiday joys, the Las Vegas based quintet dropped a modern take in 7/8 on Little Drummer Boy, with a beat that only a mouth drummer like Jake Moulton can perform:

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