http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ben-folds-nick-hornby-co-headline-spin-benefit-for-housing-works-october-12-in-nyc-2010-09-27September 27, 2010|0 comments
Ben Folds and Nick Hornby will co-headline "Liner Notes," an event at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City on Tuesday, October 12 to explore the cross-pollination of music and literature while raising funds for Housing Works, a New York-based HIV/AIDS service organization. Presented by SPIN and moderated by the magazine’s deputy editor, Steve Kandell, the event will be broadcast SIRIUS XM radio in November.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsnick hornbyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ap-on-lonely-avenue-nick-hornby-deep-lyrics-inspire-top-notch-work-from-ever-inventive-ben-folds-2010-09-27September 27, 2010|0 commentsAP: On "Lonely Avenue," Nick Hornby's Deep Lyrics "Inspire Top-Notch Work from the Ever-Inventive" Ben Folds
The Ben Folds / Nick Hornby album Lonely Avenue is out tomorrow. "The collaboration clicks," say the Associated Press/ABC News. "There's a depth to the lyrics rare in pop songs, and they inspire top-notch work from the ever-inventive Folds." Reuters suggests one reason the partnership makes sense: "Hornby and Folds have long steered away from their usual comfort zones and explored different forms of pop culture expression." Canada's National Post calls it "an inventive success."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Reviewsnick hornbyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ben-folds-nick-hornby-discuss-lonely-avenue-bbc-world-service-independent-gives-alway-engaging-album-4-stars-2010-09-24September 24, 2010|0 commentsBen Folds, Nick Hornby Discuss "Lonely Avenue" on BBC World Service; The Independent Gives "Always Engaging" Album Four Stars
Tune in to The Strand on the BBC World Service tonight to hear Ben Folds and Nick Hornby discuss their forthcoming album, Lonely Avenue. The Independent gives Lonely Avenue four stars, saying it "proves to be an intelligent, sometimes amusing, sometimes moving, but always engaging collection of songs, pitched somewhere between Randy Newman and an Anglo-American Divine Comedy." The Daily Express calls it "heavenly."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Radionick hornbyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bbc-ben-folds-nick-hornby-lonely-avenue-an-affecting-and-intelligent-record-pomplamoose-joins-folds-live-chat-2010-09-21September 21, 2010|0 commentsBBC: Ben Folds, Nick Hornby's "Lonely Avenue" Is "An Affecting and Intelligent Record"; Pomplamoose Joins Folds for Live Chat
Lonely Avenue, the Ben Folds / Nick Hornby album due out next week, has been described as "an affecting and intelligent record" by the BBC. Folds, whom the BBC calls "a consistently enthralling songwriter," joins Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose—recent collaborators on the VideoSong "Things You Think"—for a live online chat Wednesday evening at benfolds.com/chat, as part of the Lonely Interview series.Read more|Journal Topics:Reviews Video Web/Technologynick hornbyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ben-folds-nick-hornby-lonely-avenue-featured-in-the-observer-monocle-this-years-singer-songwriter-classic-2010-09-20September 20, 2010|0 commentsBen Folds, Nick Hornby's "Lonely Avenue" Featured in The Observer; Monocle Calls It "This Year's Singer-Songwriter Classic"
With just one week to go before the release of the Ben Folds / Nick Hornby collaboration Lonely Avenue, which Monocle magazine says "exceeds the sum of its parts" and has dubbed "this year's singer-songwriter classic," the project is the subject of a feature article in The Observer. The Irish Independent gives the album four stars and finds Hornby "in inspired form." The Scotsman gives it four stars as well, saying: "Two great writers, one great album of 'musical short stories.'"Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsnick hornbyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ben-folds-tells-billboard-lonely-avenue-pairing-nick-hornby-evening-standard-they-fit-beautifully-together-2010-09-03September 03, 2010|0 commentsBen Folds Tells Billboard About "Lonely Avenue" Pairing with Nick Hornby; Evening Standard Says "They Fit Beautifully Together"
Lonely Avenue, the forthcoming album pairing Ben Folds and Nick Hornby, is featured in Billboard, in which Folds says it was an "instinct to collaborate and make music with people who aren't necessarily musicians" that led to his unique pairing with the English novelist. The Evening Standard says: "They fit beautifully together ... Hornby fans will recognise the tone immediately."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsnick hornbyhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-ben-folds-nick-hornby-join-pomplamoose-for-videosong-things-you-think-2010-08-30August 30, 2010|0 comments
Ben Folds and Nick Hornby have taken the collaborative spirit of their forthcoming album, Lonely Avenue, and joined up with another duo, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose, for the VideoSong "Things You Think," featuring music by Folds and lyrics by Hornby. The song is available now on iTunes, and the video is just out on YouTube. Watch it here.