e9c386f9039c20870dfeaf0639f8430b_6d581bab2a70df741d942a9a635d63b4In what will hopefully become a holiday tradition, the wonderful Jane Hu and I wrote about NBC’s The Sing-Off and our shared love of a cappella music for The Hairpin:

Phil: Yes, Jane! “Keep A Cappella Weird.” Speaking of the future, though, if you and I were looking to put together an a cappella group for next year’s Sing-Off, what would we be called?

Jane: Oh, we couldn’t quite well use Cruel Poptimism, could we?

Phil: Aural Exams, BeatBakhtin, Three Part Harmony in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Vocal Historicism…

“No Future: The Sing-Off and the Art of A Cappella”