Bend Folds Five have made their return and they’re doing it in style… By performing alongside Fraggle Rock!
Ben Folds, Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee just released their first music video for the new album, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind. The song, titled “Do It Anyway,” not only marks the return of the band but it also brings back some other much-missed characters from our past, the Fraggles from Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock.
Ben Folds Five reunited earlier this year after more than thirteen years apart. To raise money to produce the album, the band used PledgeMusic (something like Kickstarter, but with a focus on musicians).
The video was produced by Nerdist Industries and besides starring the Fraggles and the Folds, it also feautres Rob Corddry, Anna Kendrick and The Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick. The production is in the typically-fun style we know and love of Ben Folds Five, Nerdist Industries and the Fraggles.
The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind comes out September 18.
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A Nerdist Industries production: http://www.nerdist.com
Buy the album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/BF5NewAlbum
Directed by Phil Hodges: http://philiphodges.com – @philipmhodges
Executive Producers: Chris Hardwick, Lisa Henson
Producers: Nicole Goldman, Seth Laderman, Johnny Wickham & Debi Cohen
Special Thanks to Alan Wolmark – CEC Management
“Do it Anyway” – ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music