I donít recall ever being quite so excited about an album Iím making. Iíll let you decide if thatís a good thing or not. Itís just that we donít often get to make a record that weíve never heard before. I LOVE my band on this record - NYCís almost classical sextet, yMusic. Love 'em musically and personally. They are pushing me. Collectively and individually theyíve been on quite a few great recordings (Sufjan Stevens, Bjork, Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver, Blake Mills and lots of other stuff) since most of the group graduated Julliard nearly a decade ago. Then thereís their new cellist, Gabe who just got out of...
Recorded in 2012-2013 on their first tour in more than a decade, this new set - available on CD as well as double vinyl - is comprised of high-energy live versions of some of the band's most beloved classics.
Ben Folds Five's new album, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200. The album is the highest charting the band has had in their career. Also, the band will be performing on The Colbert Report on October 1st.
A new (unmastered) Ben Folds Five track has surfaced online. Ben Folds Five is currently in studio recording their first album in over a decade. The song, entitled "Do It Anyway," can be streamed here.
For a donation of $88 to the Nashville Symphony, you can get an autographed piano key from Ben Folds. The keys were salvaged from pianos ruined in the 2010 Nashville floods. All funds raised will go to the Nashville Symphonyís Annual Campaign, which supports the orchestra's artistic and educational programs.