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  • Oct 01, 2010
    “This is the beauty of Lonely Avenue...each track is a little story, often told in the first person, about what it's like to be a 9-year-old girl, a washed up rockstar, or the world’s most famous hockey-playing teen dad. And in every story, there’s something relatable.” “Lonely Avenue is an adventure in genre-crossing and a testament to an artistic friendship. It’s also a collection of 11 rich and unusual songs.” “Empathy and humor run throughout: With Folds as his tuneful voice, Hornby describes a prim suburbanite’s tolerance of his porn-watching metalhead neighbor (‘Your Dogs’); Read more»
  • Oct 01, 2010
    ‘Intelligent, funny, heartbreaking alt-rock.’ -Mojo ‘A fantastic album. The melodies soar in time-honoured Folds style, the lyrics are subtle and lovely and deftly done.’ -GQ ‘The first of what one hopes will be many collaborations between Folds and Hornby 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. Hornby's knack for distilling the essence of a situation into a few telling lines is well matched by Folds's ability to find the apt setting, be it Beach Read more»
  • Sep 29, 2010
    Check out the AOL premiere of the "From Above" video below or at, directed by Julius Preite, Vice President of Animation at FOX. “Julius and Justin interpretive danced the storyboard for this video for me in a hotel room and it gave me chills - the adjacent room then complained to the front desk . This unassuming video enhances the lyric and gives the song another dimension. Thank you Julius” - Ben Folds Read more»
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