Ben Folds Five is an alternative rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The group comprises Ben Folds (vocals, piano, and principal songwriting), Robert Sledge (bass guitar, synthesizers, and backing vocals), and Darren Jessee (drums, backing vocals and co-writer for some songs). The group achieved mainstream success in the alternative, indie and pop music scenes. The band is best known for the hit single “Brick” from their 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen, which gained airplay on many mainstream radio stations.
Much of Ben Folds Five’s work was influenced by jazz, evident in frequent improv-styled passages through bridge and/or ending. During their seven years together, the band released three proper studio records, one retrospective album of B-sides and outtakes, and eight singles. They also contributed to a number of soundtracks and compilations. Ben Folds Five disbanded in October 2000, apparently under amicable circumstances.
The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind is the fourth studio album by Ben Folds Five, to be released on September 18, 2012. It is the group’s first release since 1999′s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner. The album will feature the song Do It Anyway.
Artist : Ben Folds Five Title : The Sound of the Life of the Mind Retail : Order Release date : 09/18/2012 Genre : Alternative
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”
Ben Folds Five : The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind,