Ben Lee is an old favorite of mine. I first became enamored with his sound when he released the single "Catch My Disease" back in 2005, supporting his album Awake is the New Sleep. Awake is a quintessential feel good pop album. Prior to that, he had released a few other albums-- my favorite being Breathing Tornados, a record of odd samples beautifully strung together-- not something you hear typically from a singer/songwriter. Since Awake came out, Ben has also put out two other great pop records-- Ripe and The Rebirth of Venus. While he isn't the most synth-y artist to have on the site, I was sure to snatch up an opportunity to talk to him a bit about those old records, and chat about his upcoming release. You can hear his new single over at Spinner.