With every album released, every compilation made, and every year of competition in the International Championship of Collegiate A cappella, the southern region of the United States is making an increasingly excellent name for itself.
The Cocktails, from the University of South Carolina, continue this tradition with a soulful-yet-sassy new album, “Another Round.” And now, it’s available for digital download!
Be you a supporter or detractor of all-female a cappella, it’s impossible to deny the talent that the Cocktails have in great quantities. “Another Round” comes in at an easy 11 tracks, and ranges from emotional top-40 tunes such as “Russian Roulette” by Rihanna to soulful singles rife with energy like “Tightrope” by Janelle Monáe – with a remix of one track thrown in to boot. As far as production goes, the album was in good hands, taken from start to finish by The Vocal Company, then mastered by Dave Sperandio. It’s a must-have for a cappella afficionados and general pop music lovers alike.
The Cocktails have been around since 2002, and are the only all-female group on campus. Having done well in the ICCAs in the past, the Cocktails focus first and foremost on offering themselves and their audiences a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It isn’t just the fun inherent in music that these ladies value, though – it’s the fun of a sisterhood. The camaraderie is as important to the Cocktails as the performances.
This one’s not ‘on us’, but it’s well worth the price. Get “Another Round” on iTunes today!