The Fray posts "The Fighter," another track from the new album

Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album.

Just before the holidays, the Fray offered another peek at its upcoming album, Scars & Stories, the followup to the act's eponymous sophomore release from 2009. While the record's first single, "Heartbeat," debuted this past October and has already charted, the Denver-based quartet recently posted "The Fighter," another cut from the new album, which was produced by Brendan O'Brien and is due out in less than a month.

As the band gears up for the release of Scars, it's playing a one-off in Ontario next week followed by a Super Bowl party in Indianapolis before embarking on a series of West Coast dates just shortly after the record drops. Page down to give a listen to the new track and get a glimpse of the band's life for the past few months while promoting the new record.

The Fray Scars & Stories Tour 2012

01/17/12 - Toronto, ONT Opera House 02/16/12 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues 02/18/12 - Reno, NV - Silvery Legacy Resort Casino 02/20/12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater 02/21/12 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre 02/22/12 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 02/24/12 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory 02/25/12 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory 02/26/12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Orpheum 02/28/12 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

Related links:

- The Fray treats fan in San Jose to an unexpected pizza party/performance in her living room

- The Fray's new album, Scars & Stories, due out 2/7/12. Listen to "Heartbeat," the first single

- Interview: Isaac Slade on the Fray's new album, working with Brendan O'Brien and opening for U2

- Issac Slade of the Fray talks about what it was like to open for U2, plus video of a few new songs

- The Fray films video for "Heartbeat," the first single from its new album, Scars and Stories

Follow Backbeat on Twitter: @westword_music


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >