The how and why of leaking your own album, in two forms: Ben Folds Five and Wiley
November 7, 2011 12:01 PM Subscribe
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In July 2008, there was a suspicious leak of new Ben Folds Five material
, two months in advance of the (then) forthcoming album, Way to Normal
. One month later, Ben Folds confessed
that he and his touring band made the 6 fake songs in 8 hours
(plus three tunes actually from the album), and he compared the fake tracks to the real album. Two years later, Wiley tweeted that he sacked his manager
, and in a form of retaliation, shared 11 seemingly random collections of tracks
in various forms of completion.
Fans then tagged the tracks and re-upped the lot
. If 203 tracks seems like a lot, Hyper Frank was kind enough as to review them all
and describe what you're in for.
Wiley shared his thoughts on BANG FM
(audio on YT), and was interviewed by The Guardian for a bit more insight