Duke a cappella group

Boy, was I ever dreading this blog-post assignment. Before actually clicking the link Scott sent over, I imagined that the Duke a cappella group would be the single most loathsome collection of people on the planet; that combination of words gives me douche-chills just by looking at it. But the group in question turns out to be all-female, which makes it easier to deal with somehow, mostly because I can’t imagine any of these ladies utterly failing to save the Bulls’ playoff chances post-Derrick Rose injury. (Seriously, Carlos Boozer, fuck the fuck off.) Anyway, digressions aside, this particular a cappella group did “Born To Die,” and it sounded OK. I could’ve done without the beatboxing, but the main girl does a pretty eerie LDR impression. Watch it below.

This isn’t enough to make up for Christian Laettner’s general existence, but it’s something.

Comments (10)
  1. Why is this a news item if nobody likes LDR? Just stop covering her already, rather than cover her and act like it’s a burden to find nice things to say about it.

    • Michael_  |   Posted on May 2nd, 2012 +2

      I know, he should at least be grateful just to have the opportunity to write for Stereogum. Right, guys? RIGHT GUYS?!?

      Sarcasm aside, some of these chicks look really intense (specifically the one on the left / back of the lead vocalist) — Like they’re releasing some serious pent up sexual frustration in this song. Are we sure this isn’t just a clip from Savage U.

      In the grand scheme of Duke’s pop-music-related endeavors, this group doesn’t hold a candle to my friend’s little sister’s lacrosse team who parodied the Beiber-Gomez-Tisdale-whatever vid to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfMwrIpGtwE

      • I’m not suggesting that dude isn’t a worthy writer, just that overall this site doesn’t have any affinity for LDR, and yet they persist in attempts to keep her or her music in the news. I saw a high school band play ‘Batdance’ and ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ (for real) and no national indie music sites are covering it, nor should they. If the consensus of Stereogum is that LDR is musically or culturally irrelevant, then I don’t understand the need to print her name or anything tangentially-related to her music. That is all.

  2. At first I was convinced that they sounded better than LDR. Than she did that solo and I was convinced she was exactly like LDR

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  4. This is great

  5. Oops, I’d like to recant my previous comment because it stopped the video and reloaded this page. Fuck it.

  6. Sorry but this was poorly recorded, sung out of key and badly filmed. Aside from that, nice idea for a performance. Just surprised me that this quality appears on stereogum. Oh and why you hatin’ on LDR? She’s the shit.

  7. Quit whining about Duke. Kentucky & UCONN(the last 2 NCAA winners)with their coaches who have both been convicted of recruiting violations(UMass, Memphis for Calipari) are far worse than anything the Blue Devils have done in the last 25 years. You don’t have to like Duke, but you should at least respect the program.

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