Ben Folds Five Reunite for LP

Last year, Ben Folds, Robert Sledge, and Darren Jessee reconvened in the studio to record some of their first new Ben Folds Five material in over a decade, but the trio are not done yet: “It’s happening fo sho – Day 1 in studio with Robert and Darren through March #NewBenFoldsFiveRecord,” said Folds on Twitter yesterday (via Spin). Later he suggested that the album is aiming to be released this spring.

Not bad, right? New Fiona Apple and Ben Folds Five are on the way. For some of us, 2012 is looking to be a year rife with nostalgia, but here’s hoping the inspired piano-pop of yore will make a comeback with the new generation as well.

For a taste of what’s to come, check out 2011’s “House” — the most recent recording from Folds, Sledge, and Jessee — below: