(Ed.: because “Greene” is totally a “Colour”.)
Somewhat deep in the south resides a hotbed of immensely talented a cappella called the University of North Carolina – a hallowed place that, among others, plays home to the legendary Achordants. The school is well-known for producing high-quality a cappella studio offerings, and the men of the Achordants have proven time and time again that they are no different in that stigma. They have just released their fourth album and, we assure you, it continues the grand tradition upheld by both the school and the group.
But don’t just take our word for it – you can now download “Greene St.” on iTunes and see for yourself!
Greene St., like the other albums that came before, is a mix that shows the group’s varied tastes in music. The track list swings from 21st century pop hits like “The Other Side” (Bruno Mars feat. Cee-Lo Green/B.o.B) to bluegrass tunes like “Jealous of the Moon” (Nickel Creek), and from down-home Southern soul songs like “Home” (Marc Broussard) to 1980′s timeless classics such as “Jessie’s Girl” (Rick Springfield) – and we’ve only shown you a third of the album’s 12 songs. Expert arrangements and smooth production keep the finished product streamlined and professional. Long story short: it’s a strong album with something for everybody.
Founded in the spring of 2001, the boys hold close to their hearts a mission to show diversity through music – hence their extremely eclectic repertoire. They keep their shows light, though, as their other primary aim is to entertain audiences and leave them smiling (and wanting more). That brand of music brought them to Lincoln Center in 2005 for that year’s finals in the International Championship of Collegiate A cappella.
But glory isn’t their primary aim – it’s fun, which is exactly what you’ll have while listening to Greene St. So make sure to head on over to iTunes and check it out!