Extreme Measures, from Northwestern University, are relatively new to the a cappella scene. They were founded in 2007 but have been working hard since their inception to solidify their presentation. As Extreme Measures heads into their fifth year of existence they are starting said quinquennial year with a bang, releasing their first studio album to the masses. And through ACR, “Extremities” can be purchased via digital download!
“Extremities,” produced by the skilled hands of Ben Lieberman, offers listeners a comprehensive taste of their versatility. From “I Don’t Want to Be” by Gavin DeGraw to “The Voice Within” by Christina Aguilera, and from “Ignorance” by Paramore to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by the Beatles, Extreme Measures truly displays a simultaneous love of the contemporary and reverence for the classics through this ten-track journey. And as an added incentive, they have included a live recording of their take on “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel as a bonus track. This album truly shows you what this young and energetic group is all about – and from what we’re hearing, this will be a group to keep an eye on in the coming years.
Northwestern University is no stranger to high-quality a cappella, and Extreme Measures fit into the already-established scene perfectly. The diverse membership of the group (with varied backgrounds and majors spanning from theatre to economics to psychology) helps to explain their incredibly diverse tastes in music. They have also begun competing in the International Championships of Collegiate A cappella, hoping to hone their craft and share their best work with the community at large. Aside from competing, Extreme Measures hosts their own shows twice a year, and travels to nearby schools such as the University of Michigan, DePaul University, and Michigan State University. In addition to the music, it’s their friendships that tie the binds of Extreme Measures. It’s that sort of bond that helps bring their music-making to another level (a trait you will hear as you listen through “Extremities”).
It would be an extreme shame for you to miss out on owning this album, so make sure to check it out on iTunes today!