A capella fans everywhere were treated to extreme ear candy when the YU Maccabeats released their debut album Voices from the Heights, in March 2010. In November of the same year, they released “Candlelight“, a Chanukah-themed single. The song garnered international attention and became a YouTube sensation, receiving over 7 million hits. Since then the Maccabeats have performed at venues all across the world, from The White House to Hong Kong (and everywhere in between.)
Now the Maccabeats are back with their second album now available on JewishJukebox.com. The new album, “Out of the Box”,boasts an array of 11 new songs and arrangements. They chose the name “Out of the Box” as the title for this album as a means of representing their incredible journey since their first album, “Voices from the Heights.” While on YouTube they typically perform in their signature colored boxes, this album demonstrates a commitment to stay true to who they are, beyond their post-“Candlelight” success. In line with their Modern Orthodox philosophy of Torah uMadda is a focus on remaining “Out of the Box” – fun, creative, and committed to serve G-d with all of their energy, faculties, and resources.
The Maccabeats remain committed to bringing meaningful content to Jewish music, with their hearts and minds in the right place, while celebrating the good and exciting parts of modern culture. The album includes hit songs, Rau Bonim (Y Shwekey), Yavo (MBC), Come Back (Moshav), Habeit (Aish) and more. Don’t forget to join the Maccabeats as Lamport Auditorium will be packed to capacity on March 28th for the highly anticipated release of the Maccabeats new CD. For Tickets:www.maccabeats.com
Click PLAY below to hear the sampler[audio: http://jewishmusicreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Maccabetas-Out-Of-The-Box-Audio-Sampler.mp3]