Our good friends at A Cappella Records have a mission to bring a cappella music to the digital mainstream. Oh, and they do all the licensing. And they have friends in high places.
Chris Crawford and the gang were kind enough to send us some of ACR‘s latest and greatest. So kick back, relax, and enjoy some of today’s hottest a cappella tracks.
Shalamonti Fel7al – Single
“Jump For My Love”
Oxford Out of the Blue
“Live Your Life”
On The Rocks
Sing On – EP
“Shake It Out”
A Kick & A Wallop
“I’m Yours / Tere Bina”
I’m Yours / Tere Bina – Single
“Imma Be Rockin’ That Body”
Imma Be Rockin’ That Body – Single
“Little White Church”
I’ll Never Say
2 the Wire
“Somebody That I Used To Know”
Peter Hollens feat. Evynne Hollens
Somebody That I Used To Know – Single
“Safe & Sound”
Acquire A Cappella
Safe & Sound – Single
“Waiting for the End”
Front & Center
“All Night Long”
Young At Eight
In the Studio with… Dhamakapella.
After a great weekend at the SingStrong a cappella festival, Dave shares some favorite memories, plus a personal interview with the members of Case Western University’s fusion group Dhamakapella, including a private performance for a very special 9-year-old guest, and clips from the group’s recent album Pehli Nazar.
We are often asked what segments we most enjoy doing, or which ones are our favorites. Since Dave is off preparing for SingStrong, and Christopher is rehearsing for an a cappella dream trip to Hong Kong, we figured this would be a good time to let our past selves do the talking.
From July 11, 2010:
Behind the Music
How the heck did Northwestern Purple Haze make those cool sounds on their version of “The Process”? Christopher gets on the phone with producer Ben Lieberman, who explains The Process step by step by step.
From January 31, 2010:
Names You Should Know
Bobby McFerrin. The voice.
For a great peek inside McFerrin’s brain, click here to watch him at the World Science Festival.
From May 23, 2010:
Did You Know?
Catherine Lewis is back with another behind-the-scenes look at a famous song. Today’s story involves U2‘s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” Casey Casem, and sample band Negativland. Christopher is intrigued by Negativland’s unique style, and Dave just wants to keep talking about copyright and trademark law.
From January 16, 2011:
After becoming addicted to their latest album Tarinoita, Christopher declares that Finnish group Rajaton is the best group in the world. Dave implores you to buy it today (in Euros).
We’ve had a technical glitch with this episode. We’ll post it shortly!
Happy President’s Day!
Get your spring cleaning started with this awesome clean-your-closet playlist!
- “Listen To The Music”
University of Oregon On the Rocks
- “The Beat”
Tufts University sQ!
- “In The Waiting Line”
University of Oregon Divisi
- “Sweet Georgia Brown”
- “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”
Club For Five
You’re The Voice
- “Hold On”
Brigham Young University Noteworthy
- “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’”
- “Ganz Ganz Oben”
Wake Forest University Plead the Fifth
Standing Room Only
High School Focus
Christopher shares the story of a new high school group that is quickly making waves for its maturity, commitment, and originality. Centerville High School’s Forte is worth watching. Check out their Kickstarter for their new all-originals project.
5 Minutes With…
Calabasas High School Unstrumental, who recently took second place at the Los Angeles A cappella Festival scholastic competition.
Stanford University’s Mixed Company’s new album, The Rush, has some great appeal, but at times feels a bit rushed.
Around the Horn
You can still watch the UStream archive of the LA/AF concert, Boots and Cats video, Edge Effect definitely “Come Together,” nerdiest music tale ever, Varsity Vocals competition is in full swing (watch the results here), Deke Sharon dishes out some tough advice, some great original content from the ACappellaBlog, CARA nominations have been announced!
5 Minutes With…
CASA President and CARA Co-Director Julia Hoffman.
Christopher is feeling mighty fine about songs from the Cornell Chordials, Sonos, Postyr Project, and an unreleased collaborative track from SoJam.
The Washington University Stereotypes entertain with their new release, Tongue Tied.