The newest Achordants album, A Swing and a Miss, is the 6th studio album released by the jersey-clad gentleman. The album features 9 songs performed and recorded by the Achordants between 2015 and 2018. A Swing and a Miss has something for everybody to love, spanning many genres and artists, including Bon Iver, Justin Timberlake, and Jimmy Eat World.
Released at the Achordants' 15th anniversary in the spring of 2016, Almost 8:08 is named for the traditional Achordants concert starting-time. The 11-track album showcases the diversity of the Achordants repertoire, from a funky mash-up arrangement of "Uptown Funk", to a barbershop-style take on the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows", to an upbeat rendition of "Strangers Like Me" from Tarzan. From start to finish, Almost 8:08 captures the heart and soul of the Achordants.
The UNC Achordants are back to their old tricks with their 4th studio album, Greene St. Following the Achordants's tradition of sampling all types of musical genres, the album features tracks ranging from the classic sounds of Rick Springfield's Jesse's Girl, to the sizzling Latin vibes of Santana's Smooth, to the euphoric yet swagtastic strains of Janelle Monáe's Sincerely Jane. The Achordants's unique arrangements and style on Greene St. pull no punches and will leave you begging for more.
As the group's third studio album, A Refreshing Glass of OJ showcases the Achordants' further exploration of a cappella. This album offers Achordants faves from 2007 to 2009, with plenty of depth and variety. OJ takes the listener across the musical spectrum, from a Frank Sinatra classic, to Amy Winehouse, to Arabic pop. These songs were produced in the cleanest and best way possible, preserving the energy and raw a cappella feel of the Achordants' well-known live performances.
High-Stakes Old Maid documents the Achordants' development as a group, offering selections of work from 2005 to 2007. This album offers some of the group's most cherished pieces of music, including the three songs which helped the Achordants place first at ICCA Divisionals in 2007. The album is also a reflection of the Achordants' growth, offering many songs that have been viewed on YouTube thousands of times over. The tracks have been carefully produced to convey the Achordants' natural energy and enthusiasm and aims to please the listener the way the group has done for years in a live setting.
This inaugural record is an embodiment of the Achordants' work from the group's inception to early 2005. In true Achordants fashion, Polluted With Style delivers a wide range of genres, from rock to hip hop to Scottish folksongs to promote the idea of diversity through music. It includes the three songs that took the Achordants to ICCA Finals in 2005 as well as many other fan favorites.