Ben Folds Five Returns w/ New Album, Visits Fraggle Rock

After twelve long years, Ben Folds Five has officially returned to the music scene. The band was formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1994 and were arguably one of the top indie/pop acts each time they toured. They reached for the charts with “Brick”, a track off their top rated, Whatever And Ever Amen in 1997. The band broke up in 2000 with Ben Folds pursuing a solo career but now they’re officially back on track. They’ve returned with the original trio in tact, Ben Folds (piano), Robert Sledge (bass) and Darren Jessee (drums) with a brand new album entitled, The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, which was released this week, and a collaboration with The Jim Henson Company’s “Fraggle Rock” for a music video, “Do It Anyway.” Check out the video and BFF’s upcoming fall tour after the jump

“Do It Anyway” Music Video Featuring Fraggle Rock

Bonus BFF Video: The Vinyl Pressing of the New Album

Ben Folds Five Fall Tour 2012

Sep 21 2012 Pensacola Beach, FL – DeLuna Fest
Sep 23 2012 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Sep 24 2012 Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Sep 25 2012 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Sep 27 2012 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove at Harrahs
Sep 28 2012 Kansas City, MO – Starlight
Sep 29 2012 Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
Sep 30 2012 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Oct 02 2012 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Oct 03 2012 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
Oct 05 2012 Buffalo, NY – Kleinhas
Oct 06 2012 Columbia, MD – Virgin Mobile FreeFest
Oct 07 2012 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
Oct 09 2012 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
Oct 13 2012 Boston, MA – House Of Blues Boston

You can head over to the BFF official site for ticket information and find out how to get a copy of The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind pictured below.