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The Fray was formed in 2002, and currently consists of Isaac Slade (vocals and piano), Joe King (guitar and vocals), Dave Welsh (guitar) and Ben Wysocki (drums and percussion). They were influenced by their friends and family, including Robert Bogart. The band finished recording their self-titled second album (The Fray) at the end of July 2008 for a February 3, 2009 release. The album was produced by Aaron Johnson and Mike Flynn, the same production duo from the band's debut album. The Fray filmed a music video in Chicago, for their first single, "You Found Me", directed by Josh Forbes, which debuted on on December 9, 2008. A documentary, titled Fair Fight, directed by the band's longtime photographer and documentary filmmaker Rod Blackhurst will be sold with the first 300,000 copies of the second album. The Fray debuted their new single "You Found Me" on November 20, during a commercial break of the show Grey's Anatomy. It was a one-minute promo with scenes from the upcoming season of ABC's Lost, and was also made available on iTunes. The band performed the song live at the 2008 American Music Awards on November 23, and have already shot acoustic video performances of the songs from the second album. The album became available for preorder on November 21. The Fray also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on December 17, 2008, Good Morning America on February 3, 2009, as well as a small-venue tour to preview the new album starting around the middle of December. You Found Me was the number one of the Australian ARIA charts for three consecutive weeks. "By the way, U2 are the best band in the world" quote from Isaac Slade. "when you look at those guys, they just take your breath away, album sales don’t mean anything to us, we want to take peoples breath away just like those old Irish boys, hopefully we will." Indicative of the growing practice of musicians using the Internet to spur music sales, several videos from The Fray's new album, directed by Rod Blackhurst, were given to's Music page before they became available to television. Among them were acoustic versions of "You Found Me", "Say When", and "Enough for Now," and live versions of "You Found Me," "Never Say Never" and "Absolute". The Fray have reached the number one spot on the Billboard charts selling 179,000 copies with the debut of their LP record, "The Fray". In February, The Fray wrote a new song called "Be the One," which was written in one day and may be a future B-side. They have also recently covered Kanye West's song "Heartless". The cover managed to chart at number seventy nine on the Billboard Hot 100. A video for the cover was released worldwide on iTunes on August 11, 2009. On March 14, The Fray confirmed on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown that their next single will be "Never Say Never". They have filmed a video for this single, and has since been released on the internet only via their Myspace on April 24. It premiered everywhere else on May 5, 2009. On May 30, 2009, the music video itself premiered on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown at the number 20 position. The Fray appeared on TheTonight Show with Conan O'Brien on July 27, playing "Never Say Never."

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