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Isaac Slade

  • Music

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    The Fray's "Run for Your Life" video strikes the right emotional chords but still seems a little flat

    "Run for Your Life" is the Fray's the follow-up to "Heartbeat," the debut single from the act's third record, Scars & Stories. The video is directed by Declan Whitebloom, who's worked on videos with Taylor Swift and Sugarland, among others. Although the imagery strikes the right emotional chords, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Fray at Red Rocks Saturday, May 12: Second show just added. Tix on sale next Friday

    The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    The Fray Scars & Stories: A track-by-track breakdown from Isaac Slade and Joe King

    Westword caught up with the Fray's chief songwriters, Isaac Slade and Joe King, for a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the new record. If you've bought the record and you're listening right now wondering what "Run for Your Life" or "Here We Are" is about, wonder no more. Or if you came h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Tim Tebow Through the Years clip on ESPN voiced over by the Fray's frontman Isaac Slade

    ​It's all Tebow, all the time here in Denver. Just in case you haven't grown tired of the wall-to-wall Tebow coverage, here's yet another piece devoted to the Denver Broncos QB, whose renown is steadily reaching mythical proportions. This one's from ESPN, and it began airing earlier this week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Videos: Tim Tebow's Seinfeld moment, Fray tribute and worst hymn-singing ever

    Videos below.​Why aren't we sick of the Tim Tebow media avalanche yet? Becuase lots of the flow is hilarious, or weirdly fascinating, or just plain weird. Examples? How about the Seinfeld clips in which George nicknames himself "T-Bone," now subtly altered to sound like "Tebow." Or the ESPN tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

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

    Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. Remember that scene in La Bamba when Richie Valens shows up at a fan's house with a bunch of pizzas for private pizza party. More than two decades after that event played out on the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

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

    Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. Update (11/22/11): The full "Heartbeat" video and the Scars and Stories cover art has been added below. And so it begins. The Fray is now in full-on promo mode, ramping up for the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

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

    Scars & Stories is due to hit stores on February 7​The Fray's new Brendan O'Brien-produced album, which frontman Isaac Slade spoke with us about at length this past spring, now officially has a title (Scars & Stories) and a release date (February 7). The first single from the album, recorded a ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

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

    Aaron Thackeray​Last night, we caught up with Isaac Slade for a few minutes as he was sitting aboard a plane on the tarmac at DIA waiting for his flight to take off. With the eagerly anticipated hometown, Denver date of the U2 360° tour now behind them, Slade and the other guys in the Fray we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2011

    U2 Denver, 360° Tour at Invesco Field, 5/21/11

    Photos by Aaron Thackeray U2 360° TOUR With The Fray 05.21.11 | Invesco Field View U2 at Invesco Field slideshow Say what you will about U2. Name another band that can fill a stadium these days... Time's up. Drawing a blank? That's because there aren't any -- certainly not any from this era. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

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

    ​Isaac Slade sounds at greater ease these days, like he's completely comfortable in his own skin. After spending the better part of his career grappling with the pressures of trying to live up to everyone's expectations, he's reached a point where that's no longer as big a consideration, which ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010

    Dualistics

    Crimson
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Moving Pictures: A first look at the Fray's "Syndicate" video

    Speaking of oversized, nationally renown Denver bands, we just screened the Fray's brand new video for "Syndicate," which premiered just a bit ago on Yahoo Music. Here's what you're in for: Tons of extreme close-ups of Isaac Slade, which he looks notably pale; composite images of the guy's faces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    The Fray's taking some chances on its new album? Appears so.

    Okay Fraysayers, sounds like the moment that you've been clamoring for all these years may finally be upon us. Just watched an interview that Sir Isaac Slade gave last week at Sundance in which he utttered the magic words so many detractors who have dismissed the band as being boring and safe have b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Fray slated to sit in with Timbaland at the Gothic

    ​No doubt capitalizing on Joe King's recent collaboration on "Undertow," from Shock Value II, his latest effort, and the fact that the band happens to be in town that day, Timbaland has evidently invited the Fray to make a cameo at his show at the Gothic on Tuesday, January 26. We have no indi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Introducing the Denver Rock Atlas: The Climax Lounge

    View Larger Map Okay, so here's an idea we've been kicking around for a while that we think is time to bring to fruition. Our new Denver Rock Atlas feature is precisely what it sounds like, a compendium of storied Denver venues, past and present, in which we pick a place and share our favorite memo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    The Fray earns a pair of Grammy nods

    What are you doing on Sunday, January 31? Haven't thought about it yet? Bet those Fray kids have. In fact, we're going to guess that they know exactly what they're doing that night. We don't have access to the band's itenerary or anything like that, but something tells us that Isaac Slade and compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    The Fray and the furious

    Must suck to be a rock star, eh? Getting paid to do something you'd do for free anyway, not to mention all the food, all the fans, all the chicks (unless, ahem, you're married of course) and all the other perks -- life just must be absolutely miserable. It's a wonder dudes can keep their heads-up ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    Meese

    Broadcast
    Atlantic

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    A first look at the new Fray video

    Okay, so what exactly are these Fray kids trying to tell us? What is with this pervasive, underlying sense of calamity that's informed the video representation of songs from their latest record? Do they know something we don't? In the last video for "You Found Me," for example, in which they borrowe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Fray covers, uh ... Kanye West?

    Hot on the heels of last week's Valentine's Day challenge in which the Fray reportedly wrote and recorded a love song in 24 hours at the behest of Q Magazine, comes this oddity: Evidently, Isaac Slade and company -- prompted by God only knows what -- recorded a cover of Kanye West's "Heartless" on R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Meet the Fraysayers

    Dull. Boring. Formulaic. Uniformly bland. Uninteresting. Calculated. Inoffensive. Forgettable. These are just a few of the adjectives that various critics from across the country have used to describe the Fray's self-titled sophomore release. As observed in this column last week, the band is clearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    The Fray tops Billboard 200

    Earlier this week, the Fray captured the top spot at Twist & Shout, and we wondered if that trend would carry over nationally. Well, it looks like indeed it has, as Isaac Slade and company have toppled Springsteen, as Billboard put it, to claim the number-one slot on Billboard 200, by regis ... More >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2009

    The Fray

    The Fray
    Epic

  • Music

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Isaac Slade on the meaning of "You Found Me"

    We started off the day talking about the Fray's new album, which hit stores today, and posted a link to its performance on Good Morning America. So it seems fitting to end the day with another clip that Ron Patrick from Douglas County Television brought to our attention of Isaac Slade giving more in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    A first look at the Fray's new documentary

    Just attended a private screening at Starz FilmCenter of Fair Fight, a brand-new documentary focusing on the Fray that chronicles the making of the act's forthcoming album. The film was directed by Rod Blackhurst, a onetime merch guy who's been trailing the band for the better part of three yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The Fray at the Gothic Theatre

    The Fray Gothic Theatre Tuesday, January 7, 2009 You know you've arrived when you can front-load your set with the hits that you used to save for last, the ones that let you quit your day job. And there they were: three songs into the set, the illustrious "Over My Head (Cable Car)," followed by " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Entertainment Weekly isn't on the Fray's bandwagon

    Around here, implying that the Fray is something less than the second coming of the Beatles borders on apostasy. In the world at large, however, the Denver band seldom gets special treatment -- unless said treatment is especially nasty. Take the "Coming Reactions" section of Entertainment Weekly' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Fray reveals track list for new album

    Update: The Jimmy Kimmel Live clip is posted after the jump. Isaac Slade (pictured above) and his bandmates in the Fray, who performed in the snow this past weekend at Vail's Snow Daze, have revealed the track list for the band's forthcoming self-titled album, which is due to be released here a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    The Fray's "You Found Me" video premieres

    The Fray's video for "You Found Me," the first single from the act's forthcoming self-titled disc, made its online debut Tuesday night on VH1.com. The clip, directed by Bear Creek High School alumni Josh Forbes -- who's also worked on videos for Alkaline Trio, Metro Station, Sara Bareilles and Great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    The Fray's American Music Awards performance

    Just caught the Fray on the American Music Awards. Tonight's AMA performance marked the live debut of "You Found Me," the first single from the Fray's forthcoming self-titled album, due on on February 3. Isaac Slade's vocals seemed a bit shaky during the intro verse, but overall, the band's performa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Fray sets date for new album

    The Fray has announced a release date for the follow-up to its triple-platinum debut, How to Save a Life. A year to the day of when the act first previewed songs from the as-yet-titled album live at the Bluebird at a trio of intimate shows, the disc is slated to hit shelves on Tuesday, February 3. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Margot & the Nuclear So and So's

    Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Friday, May 16, 2008 Larimer Lounge Better than: Getting food poisoning anytime. Going to see a band you love when its touring in support of a brand new record -- or, in this case, in advance of one -- that you've yet to hear a note from is always a super dicey prop ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Year's to You

    The Fray's Isaac Slade and Joe King sound off on their favorite albums of 2007.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Rockies' Country - Carrie Underwood to Sing National Anthem Saturday

    On her current single, "So Small," from her latest effort, Carnival Ride -- out this week on the Arista imprint -- Carrie Underwood sings the lines: "Go ahead and let the light shine through/I know it's hard on a rainy day/You wanna shut the world out and just be left alone/But don't run out on your ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    The Fray Hits the Rocks

    Denver's hometown heroes are larger than Life.

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    Ollie!

    Littleton brings out its skaters, singers — and the Fray.

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Frayday

    And the winner is

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    The Fray Plays On

    Last night, the Fray appeared on the Tonight Show for the second time in six months -- and just a week after the band was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Fray played "How to Save a Life" -- the title track from its debut -- with workman-like precision. In fact, the hometown boy ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Ghost of a Chance

    Let the spirit move you.

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    On the Band Wagon

    Fray as you go.

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Fray Time

    Is Denver's most high-profile band in over its head?

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    The Fray

    How to Save a Life (Epic)

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Let Us Fray

    With God on their side, these musicians have gone from zeros to heroes.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004
  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Denver music is on the Rise.

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