Recent Posts

  • Gotta Sing!

    Gotta Sing!

    Gotta Sing! is a quartet borne from a Sweet Adelines chorus in Santa Monica, California, and just in the year they've been together, they've already achieved a lot! We talk about the ramp-up of a new quartet, the relationship between quartets and choruses, and how to get more quartets started. Just hours before they took the Harmony Sweepstakes finals stage, we also heard them sing!

  • Halfway to Midnight

    Halfway to Midnight

    Every time we bring Halfway to Midnight into our mobile studio, we have a good time. This time around, the Bay Area post-collegiate group talks about recording, and what kinds of trade-offs and decisions are involved; we talk about becoming a sub in the group one month before a national Finals competition, and about perfecting the art of slow-but-steady. The group also sings some of their current rep for us!

  • Deaftones

    Westminster Choir College Deaftones

    We had a great discussion with the Westminster Choir College Deaftones when they joined us in the mobile studio - they talked about re-engaging with competition after a rough time, about how they pick tunes, and about why they're excited to bring contemporary a cappella into their music classrooms after they graduate and start teaching. They also sounded great singing for us, too!

  • Baudboys

    Baudboys

    In 2019, just before the Baudboys took the stage at the National Harmony Sweepstakes Finals (and placed in the top three!), they came into our mobile studio to talk about everything from their early days to a performance that could have gotten them fired from their day jobs. We discuss their new approach to recording, their experiences at the Sweeps over the years, and much more. Plus, they sounded great on some live tunes!

  • Furmata

    U of Washington Furmata

    Furmata joined us in the mobile studio while at the 2019 Annual Northwest A Cappella Festival, and in addition to singing some tunes for us live, they shared their background and how they've been focusing on significant musical improvement in recent years. They discussed the value of an "off year," and what they're looking forward to in the year to come.

  • Forecast

    Forecast

    Forecast has been together for several years, through some personnel changes, and has emerged as a harmonic force, competing well in both the Barbershop Harmony Society circles and at the Harmony Sweepstakes. Hear about their experiences, and their songs that got them 2nd place in the country!

  • Pace FREQUENCY

    Pace U FREQUENCY

    The Pace University FREQUENCY has only been together as a group for two years, and in that time has advanced to the ICCA semifinals twice, all while figuring out their routines, processes, rituals, and vibe. We talk about it all on this episode - and catch some of their tunes live!

  • RESOLVE

    RESOLVE

    Vocal quartet RESOLVE hasn't been together all that long, but in that time, they've already started building an impressive reputation with their music. On the afternoon of the National Harmony Sweepstakes Finals (which they won!), we talked with them about their journey and how they're developing their sound. Plus, in our mobile studio, they share their buttery, smooth sound on some music!

  • NYU Mixtapes

    New York U Mixtapes (2019)

    In late April 2019, we spent time with the Mixtapes of NYU again - it had been a few years, and it was great to catch up again. This time, they talked about how their sound is evolving, and how they're making plans for a new year with very little turnover. Plus, they sing some songs in our mobile studio!

  • Drive

    Drive

    While at the Harmony Sweepstakes finals, we spent time with the gentlemen of Drive, a barbershop quartet that covers all kinds of music. We talk about replacing a member of an existing quartet, the differences between competing in a barbershop contest vs. the Sweeps, and how they're changing they way they record their music. Plus, some tunes!