Every other year, one of the nation’s most popular, most respected a cappella groups releases their latest work to the general public. Each album finds within its eclectic track list a new way to approach a cappella music-making, which helps make the Tufts Beelzebubs – known as simply the Bubs to the aca-initiated – a force to be reckoned with.
They have performed almost everywhere in the world, traveling all over the country and to destinations abroad, even finding themselves on network television – twice – during their time on NBC’s a cappella competition show “The Sing-Off,” when they came in second place during the first season of the show, and moonlighting as The Warblers on the Fox hit show “Glee.” To attempt chronicling all of their prestigious appearances in one blog post would be an exercise in futility – the Bubs have, quite simply, been almost everywhere.
As far as their studio works are concerned, each of their previous albums has been celebrated by both the Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards (CARAs) and multiple album review sites, including the Recorded A cappella Review Board (RARB). Their tracks appear regularly in every heralded a cappella compilation out there, from Best of College A cappella (BOCA) to the SING series.
In recognition of their many achievements, we are extremely honored to announce that the Bubs have joined A Cappella Records!
Their latest album – “BATTLE,” whose title was also a secret until today – is, quite simply, the Bubs at their best. The track list includes the usual wide range of genres and styles, each executed with masterful skill. Songs on “BATTLE” include “One Day” by Matisyahu, “Leaving So Soon?” by Keane, “Closet Freak” by Cee Lo Green, and “Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James. These and other unexpected choices come together to make a 13-track masterpiece. Though eclectic as ever, the track list is consistent in one very significant way – it is filled with musical excellence.
“BATTLE” was created, start to finish, by some of the most experienced and celebrated names in the game. The album was produced and recorded by a cappella giant Ed Boyer (with assistance from Alex Koutzoukis and Kent McCann), edited by Boyer and Koutzoukis, then mixed and mastered by the legendary Bill Hare Productions.
From lofty top tenors and inspiring soloists to bottom booming basses and top-notch production, “BATTLE” is a continuation of the Bubs you know and love. The Bubs that have set the highest of standards for the recorded a cappella world – and if “BATTLE” is any indication, will continue to do so for years to come.