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After nailing acapella covers of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" and Katy Perry's "E.T.," The Sing-Off's winning group Pentatonix has taken on fun.'s chart-topping teen anthem "We Are Young." The cover -- arguably the group's best yet -- has gotten nearly 3,000 views since it was posted on Monday, and even made it to the front page of Reddit. The group is comprised of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, Kevin Olusola and Kirstie Maldonado, who went to high school together in Arlington, Texas. The quintent rose to prominence when they won the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off last year with a kick-ass cover of Eye of The Tiger, earning them a $200,000 contract with Sony.
Inspired by Tyler Cullen, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City who went up to random people in Manhattan and asked them what they were listening to on their headphones , Joseph Jenson and Michael Fostiropoulos have applied the concept to London. Now, the natural question: from this random sample, who has better taste in music? London or New York? Here are the respective playlists:
This week's curator: Chuck P, DJ for KCRW. Every two weeks, titans of the mediasphere give Nerve their music recommendations. This week: DJ Chuck P, of KCRW, whom you can join on his continuous search for what’s next on KCRW’s Music Blog.