a cappella and mashups
November 26, 2012 10:14 PM   Subscribe

I really really loved the music in Pitch Perfect. Where can I find more fun, upbeat a cappella and mashups?
posted by goosechasing to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Are you familiar with The Warblers?
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:13 PM on November 26, 2012

The Warblers were originally sung by the Tufts Beezlebubs. There's a motherlode of (mostly college) a cappella group performances on YouTube; name a song, it's been covered. You can agree or disagree with the entries in this "12 Best College A Cappella Groups" list but it gives you a starting point for some quality groups. Search for performances from the NBC Show "The Sing-Off" on YouTube. The most recent winners were Pentatonix. Check out who is on the Best of College A Cappella albums and who has won the ICCAs in the past (which is the competition the movie was based on). Once you get more acquainted with what's out there and what style and kind of groups you enjoy, you might want to check out the Recorded A Cappella Review Board for album reviews.
posted by girlhacker at 11:54 PM on November 26, 2012

Definitely check out old episodes of The Sing Off, which used to all be available on Hulu (on my phone, so I can't see if they still are). It's an acapella singing competition show.
posted by lunasol at 4:34 AM on November 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

WERS 88.9 in Boston (Emerson College) has an All A Cappella radio show on Saturdays from 2-5 pm that you can stream online.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:16 AM on November 27, 2012

A college a cappella group I was friendly with 10 years ago did a "You Oughtta Know"/"Head Like A Hole" mashup in concert and maybe recorded it. I'll see if I can find it. But maybe that's not "upbeat".
posted by knile at 7:00 AM on November 27, 2012

The Best of College A Cappella, SING, and Voices Only compilations along with the albums from The Sing-Off's latter two seasons should give you a pretty decent overview of the better groups around.

I'm going to plug my current a cappella group, Capital Blend, as mashups and samples are part of our signature sound, so here's our take on Katy Perry's "Firework."
posted by evoque at 8:31 PM on November 27, 2012

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