Teaming with Atlantic Records, male a cappella stars Straight No Chaser are giving fans a preview of their upcoming 2012 full-length album with the new "Six Pack Vol. II" EP, now exclusively streaming in its entirety on Billboard.com. Listen below.
From "Buddy Holly" to "Billie Jean" mashed-up with Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison," the EP features six reimaginations of Madonna, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Weezer and more. In true a cappella tradition, each song boasts impressive beats and layered arrangements crafted with only pure vocal power.
"Six Pack Vol. II" is filled with densely layered arrangements and stacked harmonies, all pure vocals, that may have you thinking studio tricks if you didn't know any better. On tracks like "Buddy Holly," Straight No Chaser replicates every aspect of the original, but injects signature a cappella vocal melodies to create a new pop music experience for reach song.
Straight No Chaser is currently on tour, playing tonight (Nov. 22) at The Beacon Theater in NYC and closing its US leg in Fresco, Calif. on New Year's Eve before heading overseas for a European tour.