I remember searching for this EP for the longest time last year. It seemed nearly impossible to find, with all of the downloadable files somehow being corrupted. For the most part, everyone just thought it was some urban legend or hopeful myth. But no! I finally got the full EP at the beginning of 2005, and although it’s only 4 tracks it is an awesome collection of songs.
You may like to know what hard-to-find EP I was talking about. Well, in 2004 Ben Folds, Ben Lee, and Ben Kweller all joined forces to make an EP under the aptly named band: The Bens. When you look at all three artists involved in this process, its really easy to see what each of them could bring to the table and just how good of a sound they could make together. The EP is finally up for sale at Fold‘s site for a minor fee. Here are Ben Lee‘s thoughts on the making of their EP:
“i’ve gotta say that the 4 days we spent making this little cracker of a record was one of the most fun sessions ive ever been involved in. we didnt over-think anything, just followed the good feeling and let the music appear. who knows what the future holds for the bens, but im glad we captured a really special moment and that you guys can now share in it.”
Here are the four tracks, each track having its own musical style (Bruised being my favorite track).