Ben Folds A Capella

Check out these guys - the Rochester Midnight Ramblers - doing the Ben Folds song Army. Man, they look like they're having fun.

Actually Ben folds has been going around to college campuses and is coming out with a new CD this week titled Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella, a collection of the best college A Capella groups doing his songs. Want a taste? Click here to download the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Spartones doing Not The Same. Awesome stuff.

This sounds like a cool disc and I'm planning to pick it up. Listen to what Ben said about it:

"I'm incredibly proud of this album," Ben says, summarizing the year-long, coast-to-coast endeavor. "If this were Ben World," he says, "this would be my greatest hits album. I'd rather this be my greatest hits record than someone collecting my masters and slapping on a photo of me leaning against a piano. This is a better way. I'm a songwriter, and these are my songs."

Oh, and he had over 250 auditions for the project and I think they're all on YouTube.

Fair warning: The CD carries a parental warning for language, so some of the videos are likely to have less than Christian language.

Via: Stereogum

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