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The Fray, The Fray

The Fray

February 2nd, 2009

2002 in Denver, CO


Years Active:
'00s, '10s


The Fray
The Fray
'00s Adult Alternative
'00s Adult Alte..
Rock: 2006
Rock: 2006

The Fray


By pitching their music somewhere between the arena-friendly style of U2 and the mature pop/rock of bands like Maroon 5 and Counting Crows, the Fray rose to commercial prominence with their 2005 debut, How to Save a Life. The Denver-based band had formed three years prior, when former schoolmates Isaac Slade (vocals, piano) and Joe King (guitar, vocals) unexpectedly bumped into each other at a local music store. The pair began a series of two-man jam sessions and soon expanded their lineup with two of Slade's former bandmates, drummer Ben Wysocki and guitarist David Welsh. Slade's younger brother, Caleb, also joined the band for a stint but was ultimately asked to leave; the resulting rift between the two siblings would later inspire the band's first hit single, “Over My Head (Cable Car).” After issuing the Movement EP in 2002, the quartet gained the support of Denver's KTCL radio station with a follow-up release, 2003's Reason EP. As the Fray's airplay increased alongside their local profile (Westword, a Denver alternative weekly publication, deemed them “Best New Band” in 2004), they began attracting attention from Epic Records. The label ultimately signed the band in December 2004, and the Fray toured alongside Weezer and Ben Folds the following summer.

Top Albums

The Fray, The Fray
1. The Fray
How to Save a Life, The Fray
2. How to Save ..
Scars & Stories (Deluxe Version), The Fray
3. Scars & ..
Scars & Stories, The Fray
4. Scars & ..
Reason EP, The Fray
5. Reason EP
Acoustic In Nashville - Bootleg No. 2 (Live) - EP, The Fray
6. Acoustic In ..
The Fray - The Collection, The Fray
7. The Fray – T..
iTunes Live from SoHo - EP, The Fray
8. iTunes Live ..
How to Save a Life, The Fray
9. How to Save ..
The Fray - EP, The Fray
10. The Fray – E..
Live At the Electric Factory Bootleg No. 1, The Fray
11. Live At the ..
Video Triple Play, The Fray
12. Video Triple..
Over My Head (Cable Car) - EP, The Fray
13. Over My Head..
Heartless (Swinghouse Session) - Single, The Fray
14. Heartless (S..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

You Found Me Fray 4:01 $1.29

How to Save a Life How to Save a Life 4:22 $1.29

Over My Head (Cable Car) How to Save a Life 3:56 $1.29

Heartbeat Scars & Stories (Deluxe.. 3:40 $1.29

Be Still Scars & Stories (Deluxe.. 2:49 $1.29

Never Say Never Fray 4:16 $1.29

Look After You How to Save a Life 4:26 $1.29

Run for Your Life Scars & Stories (Deluxe.. 3:58 $1.29

Heartbeat Scars & Stories 3:40 $1.29

Heartless (Swinghouse Session) Heartless (Swinghouse Sessi.. 4:14 $1.29

Syndicate Fray 3:29 $1.29

Be Still Scars & Stories 2:48 $1.29

Absolute Fray 3:47 $0.99

Happiness Fray 5:22 $0.99

All At Once How to Save a Life 3:47 $1.29

You Found Me Fray – The Collection 4:03 $0.69

Run for Your Life Scars & Stories 3:58 $1.29

Say When Fray 5:01 $0.99

She Is How to Save a Life 3:56 $1.29

Turn Me On Scars & Stories (Deluxe.. 3:02 $1.29

Fighter Scars & Stories (Deluxe.. 4:20 $1.29

Trust Me How to Save a Life 3:22 $0.99

I Can Barely Say Scars & Stories (Deluxe.. 4:20 $1.29

Where the Story Ends Fray 3:57 $0.99

Maps (Bonus Track) Scars & Stories (Deluxe.. 3:18 $1.29

Top Music Videos

How to Save a Life (New Version), The Fray
1. How to Save a ..
You Found Me, The Fray
2. You Found Me
How to Save a Life, The Fray
3. How to Save a ..
Over My Head (Cable Car), The Fray
4. Over My Head (..
All At Once, The Fray
5. All At Once
Heartbeat, The Fray
6. Heartbeat
All At Once, The Fray
7. All At Once
Syndicate, The Fray
8. Syndicate
Say When (Live from Webster Hall), The Fray
9. Say When (Live..
Run for Your Life, The Fray
10. Run for Your L..
You Found Me (Making of), The Fray
11. You Found Me (..
Making the Album, The Fray
12. Making the Alb..


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