The Pulse: Fundamentally Sound

What do you do during summer break during a pandemic? If you’re Fundamentally Sound, you release an EP! Rachael sits down with the group to talk about Suspended, what made now the right time to release the music, and their upcoming joint single with Pitches and Notes, another group on campus.

Check out the EP here: https://open.spotify.com/album/6Y7zAYV8au2zawhhIsJm6k

Learn more about the group here: https://uwfundamentallysound.com/

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The Pulse: Squad Harmonix

Squad Harmonix is at it again! This time, they’ve released a truly fabulous rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in honor of Pride and as a fundraiser for The Trevor Project. They have amazing cameos from members of the a cappella and LGBTQ+ communities. Rachael sits down with members of the group and their director Laura Saggers to talk about this incredible passion project.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0pzoharVU

Support the group’s fundraising efforts here: https://give.thetrevorproject.org/fundraiser/3302464

Learn more about the group here: https://www.squadharmonix.com/

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The Pulse: J.D. Frizzell and OneVoice

J.D. Frizzell, noted arranger, director of OneVoice, and founder of the NAAC festival, sits down with Rachael to talk about OneVoice’s latest release, Underground, plus shares details regarding the group’s July 8th show, in addition to talking about what’s coming up for NACC.

Watch “Underground” here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3030217833880795

Learn more about OneVoice here: https://briarcrestonevoice.com/

Learn more about NAAC here: https://www.facebook.com/NatAcaCon/

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The Pulse: All Sharps

University of Bristol’s oldest mixed auditioned group, the All Sharps, have released a new tune, Dance Monkey! Rachael sits down with the group’s music directors and arrange to chat about this fun bop and the EP the group is working towards.

Check out the tune here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v069X-ndonc

Support the EP here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/all-sharps-ep-2021

Learn more about the group here: https://www.facebook.com/AllSharps

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The Pulse: The Pennchants

The boys from The Pennchants are back at it with their second Summer Series benefiting Philabundance, continuing their fight against the worsening hunger crisis in Greater Philadelphia and across America. These incredible musicians put together an impressive amount of new music during the pandemic, which they plan to release soon, so be on the lookout. Tune in to hear all about their recent and upcoming endeavors!

Learn more about the group here: https://www.pennchants.com/

Listen and watch their music videos here: http://youtube.com/thepennchants

And support the group by donating to Philabundance here: https://secure.philabundance.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app317b?df_id=6399&6399.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=AF82AE541E7102A9588AB3409A2F3569

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The Pulse: WIBI A Cappella

WIBI A Cappella is an innovative contemporary a cappella ensemble founded in 1988 at York University. WIBI is the longest-running collegiate a cappella group in Canada, and in 2018, the group celebrated their 30th anniversary! Rachael sits down with the group to talk about their upcoming full length EP.

You can listen to Greedy for Your Treasure here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdWQ938aO84

You can listen to Coffee/I Miss Her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrg0TN9OkY4

You can learn more about the group here: https://www.wibiacappella.com.

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The Pulse: Treble On Huntington

Treble On Huntington has released a new single, Rainberry! The ladies sit down with Rachael to talk about recording this jazzy tune while in lockdown, and what their lives have been like trying to make music during the pandemic. We also get a chance to hear and talk about two other songs: Taste and Finest Hour, the later of which was selected for BOCA 2020!

Learn more about the group here: https://trebleonhuntington.weebly.com.

Check out Rainberry here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=415jA5Dm83M, Taste here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyTHjTxppU8, and Finest Hour here: https://open.spotify.com/track/4lrSgTXCILF0vE4smy6Eyb?si=96546030139c4870.

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The Pulse: VERSA

Professional UK-based a cappella group, VERSA, was founded in January 2019 by award-winning arranger Sara Leanne. The group is formed of six experienced singers displaying a variety of timbres and vocal skills, yet continually praised for their ability to perfectly fuse together to form a rich, slick and professional sound. Rachael speaks to the group about The Pretender, their collaboration with fellow post collegiate UK group, VICE, and about the group’s singing Valentines!

Buy a personalized singing Valentine here: https://www.versaacappella.com/product-page/personalised-singing-valentine

Listen to The Pretender here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j04FYZ7d69w

Learn more about VERSA here: https://www.versaacappella.com

Learn more about VICE here: https://viceacappella.wixsite.com/vice

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The Pulse: Simons Sirens Release Brookline Ave

The Sirens, a women’s centered a cappella group from Simmons University in Boston, MA, has released a new EP titled “Brookline Ave”! They sit down with Rachael to talk about the process of recording this EP and feature 3 of its songs: High Hopes, Unbreakable Smile, and American Boy.

Listen to the EP at: https://open.spotify.com/album/1HmdZbXtGUZBCUos8GYr6F

Learn more about the group at: https://www.facebook.com/simmonssirens.

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The Pulse: Ascension

What happens when you start a new group and the pandemic hits only a couple semesters later? Clearly you grow, compete, AND record! Meet Ascension, the newest mixed gender group at East Tennessee State University. Rachael sits down with the group to talk about the release of the group’s first EP, Ascension Level 1.

Listen to the album at: https://open.spotify.com/album/6ZvEPqbLSgMjSGktF1lXHk

Learn more about the group at: https://www.facebook.com/ascensionetsu

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