Ben Folds Five made another album for some reason
In the 90s, Ben Folds Five proved one thing: that consensus doesn’t constitute quality. During its seven-year run, the Chapel Hill trio sold plenty of albums, gained a devoted following, and evoked scorn from anyone who didn’t consider Billy Joel the pinnacle of artistic success.
Recently, the trio reunited for a new LP entitled The Sound of the Life of the Mind. The album — out Sept. 18 via ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment — is the trio’s first in 13 years. Funded by a Pledge Music Campaign, it’ll consist of 11 tracks and sound like everything else they’ve ever recorded. In addition, the band’s launching a full North American support tour, including two Carolina shows.
Below is the track listing for The Sound of the Life of the Mind; that’s the cover art at the top of the post. —Sam Baltes
The Sound of the Life of the Mind:
1. Erase Me
2. Michael Praytor, Five Years Later
3. Sky High
4. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind
5. On Being Frank
6. Draw A Crowd
7. Do It Anyway
8. Hold That Thought
9. Away When You Were Here
10. Thank You For Breaking My Heart