Two of my favorites are joining forces: Pitch Perfect and Pentatonix. It was revealed to EW that vocal group, Pentatonix would be joining the cast of the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2 movie. Rejoice, aca-nerds! The group is set to play a rival group to the Barden Bellas and have already filmed their part. This sequel is going to be aca-awesome. Too bad we will all have to wait until 2015 to see it.
Pentatonix (PTX) have released a new video of their cover of “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The track will be on their next release PTX Vol 2 which is expected to be released in October. In November, the group will be off to Europe for a fall tour. Tickets are on sale now.
The video is pretty awesome and I’m not just saying that because it was filmed at my alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s College – Chalon Campus. The shots look amazing, but that’s pretty typical for every PTX video. The group managed to turn another cover into a spectacular a capella arrangement that is all their own. I also like how each scene features a different group member in the front and everyone is wearing the style of that person. Subtle, but clever! I can say I always look forward to their next video, but for now check this one out above!
Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling on a cover of “Radioactive” from Imagine Dragons has to be one of the coolest collabs in the young music scene yet. Both acts have been causing a stir in their respective areas of music and putting them together was a genius move. Lindsey is an incredibly talented violinist and Pentatonix has brought a capella groups into the limelight.
“Radioactive” is my current favorite song from Imagine Dragons (that entire album has been on repeat for me) and these guys put a cool new twist on it. It’s also nice to see Kevin go at it on the cello again (check out those YouTube videos!). The music video has a cool feel to it and seeing what each act has done on their own, this was a nice venture for them to try out.
We recently chatted with Kirstie, Avi, Scott, Kevin and Mitch of Pentatonix. Pentatonix is an a cappella group that won Season 3 (the last) of The Sing-Off. Their debut EP, PTX Volume 1 is out now and features their original song, “Show You How To Love”. Find out who would kidnap Deadmau5, which song they are most proud of on their EP and who they would fan-girl over, all in the video above.