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Nov 04, 2016

Last night Lauren Mayberry, frontwoman of Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES, took part in a comedy show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right venue. The show included standup sets from Greg Barris, Dave Hill, Seaton Smith, and others, but Mayberry wasn’t there to tell jokes, instead she performed a set of cover songs with a backing band. More

Amanda Palmer Shares Parody Dance Song with Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, and More

"On the Door" Also Features Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds, Craig Ferguson, Eugene Mirman, and More

Sep 02, 2016

It sure is fun to be an Amanda Palmer fan. If she’s not covering David Bowie with a string quartet, then she’s releasing an album with her formerly estranged father or performing Prince’s Purple Rain in its entirety on New Year’s Eve. More

Watch: Ben Folds Five’s New Video for “Sky High”

Band Currently Touring North America on the “Last Summer on Earth Tour”

Jul 11, 2013

Ben Folds Five have released a new music video for the song “Sky High,” taken from the band’s 2012 album The Sound of the Life of the Mind. Premiering at The A.V. Club, the video is a simple and graceful look at a relationship in Brooklyn, NY.


Oct 02, 2012

Last night supporting the release of their reunion record The Sound of the Life of the Mind Ben Folds Five made their way onto the set of faux political pundit Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report. More

Sep 17, 2012

Poised to release, The Life of the Sound of the Mind, their first album in 13 years, Ben Folds Five have premiered an amazingly nostalgic music video for their lead single “Do It Anyway.” More

Listen: Ben Folds Five - “Michael Praytor, Five Years Later” and “Sky High”

Two New Tracks from The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind

Sep 10, 2012

Reunited after 13 years, Ben Folds Five will soon release their new album The Sound of the Life of the Mind on Sept. 18 via ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment. More

Listen: Ben Folds Five: “Erase Me”

The Sound of the Life of the Mind Out Sept. 18

Sep 05, 2012

Later this month Ben Folds Five will release The Sound of the Life of the Mind, the trio’s first album in over 13 years. More

Ben Folds Five Announce New Album

The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind Out Sept. 18

Jul 16, 2012

Numerically-challenged trio Ben Folds Five have announced that they will release their first album in 13 years on Sept. 18. More

May 07, 2012

Newly reunited Ben Folds Five have released their first bit of new material in over a decade in the form of an unmastered track, “Do It Anyway.” More

Ben Folds Five Reunites

Band Promises a Spring Release

Jan 25, 2012

Brace yourselves: Ben Folds Five is back together. More


Ben Folds on “What Matters Most”

No More Leather Pants

Jun 23, 2023

Although What Matters Most is his first studio album since So There, his collaboration in 2015 with the string ensemble yMusic, Ben Folds has been keeping himself busy. More


Jul 01, 2013

Ben Folds Five continues to celebrate the end of its 13-year hiatus with the release of this compilation of live cuts from the 2012 tour. The record showcases the band’s magnetic precision, which, as pristine as it is, can never translate completely from the stage to a pair of iPod earbuds. More