4 dudes, soon to be 4 records & hunkering down in NY at the moment ready for some fan talk. twitter and instagram - @thefray

Proof: http://twitter.com/TheFray/status/438104343741759489

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Wolfzbane127 karma

Whoever keeps downvoting everyone needs to chill the fuck out

julesbrianne80 karma

Everyone gets an upvote from me for being a Fray fan

The_Fray_Band214 karma

i didn't get enough votes for student counsel in high school... -joe

1halfazn114 karma

What is "Somebody Told Me" about?

The_Fray_Band271 karma

The Killers' song? Good question. - d

MeganSB81 karma

IMPORTANT QUESTION: My dad works right by the today show and if I can go with him is there any way to meet you guys after you perform? You're my favorite band and I love you guys so much and meeting you would mean the whole world :)

The_Fray_Band113 karma

Come on by. We'll be chillin' between songs.


The_Fray_Band53 karma

Okay. Signing off. The was the most fun we've ever had on a REDDIT AMA. Album comes out soon! Like, real soon. Get it! Adios, amigos. Until next time...

ShutUpWesleyCrusher51 karma


The_Fray_Band68 karma

well hello, i love you too - joe

travisty141 karma

When did you first realize that you had "made it"?

The_Fray_Band134 karma

when my grandma called and said the local radio station in Spokane called her for an interview. -joe

K1ngR3DEMPTI0N37 karma

Will there ever be a Colorado concert with The Fray, One Republic, The Lumineers, or any other Colorado bands? It would be the best thing ever!

The_Fray_Band37 karma

Yo. Good call.


MrBrightside71127 karma

Hey! Munich is my favorite song by you guys! Is there a chance I will have a new favorite on the album??

The_Fray_Band36 karma

my current fav on the helios is Break Your Plans, check it - joe

FornesArturo24 karma

How did this stairwell performance come to be?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR4kyadzLzM

The_Fray_Band48 karma

Tell you what. It was the damnedest thing. The station's studio wasn't working, busted mic or something. We said 'hell. let's go find some reverb...' and the bathroom was taken.

djreeled2324 karma

What are your opinions about the pop music scene these days?

The_Fray_Band47 karma

well... when a band does well in the pop world it's good for all other bands so I tend to cheer for the bands personally. -joe

songanddanceman20 karma

Can you explain what happened when you sang the National Anthem? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJSsyP8Y870

I just can't explain what I heard. Was it intentional or were the instruments mis-tuned?

The_Fray_Band54 karma

Dude. Rough night. We freaked. The 150,000,000 viewers thing messed with our heads. Sorry about that.


MeganSB13 karma

Joe, I really need to know this: WILL YOU BE MAKING A NEW SOLO ALBUM? I don't know why I put that in caps. Oh whale.

The_Fray_Band20 karma


TheFurious201311 karma

any plans for Alaska? Pleeeeeease?

The_Fray_Band20 karma

Seriously, right?

I'll send a note ;)


The_Fray_Band21 karma


carpediemflores11 karma

Didn't get the chance to have my questions answered during the iTunes Q&A with y'all. Maybe today is my lucky day! :)

Will you guys do an article like you did on the last album to explain what each song means? (Even though I have my perception on your songs, I love to hear each meaning) Also,weirdest thing y'all did to unwind when working on the new album? Thanks in advance.

Sincerely, Your fan in Arkansas

The_Fray_Band13 karma

A) Possibly. We haven't been asked... B) I love taco trucks. I found an amazing one on the corner of La Brea and Venice in LA... - d

GroovyTeddyBear10 karma

Thank you for your music~~~ it got me thru hard times in grade seven D: you saved my life <3 I love you!! <3

The_Fray_Band19 karma

Grade Seven'll get ya. Way to keep your head up.


AnnieP1410 karma

Where are each of you ticklish?? Huge fan of you guys!!

The_Fray_Band20 karma

when i was a kid my oldest sister(10yrs older) would pin me down and tickle my arm pits... torture but i love my sis. -joe

GC0510 karma

Which rapper would you choose feature on a song?

The_Fray_Band56 karma

Kendrick Lamar, though Imagine Dragons already grabbed that. We'll still take sloppy seconds. - d

LizW209 karma

Best band ever, by the way! :D What are your favorite sports teams that aren't from Denver?

The_Fray_Band17 karma

i'm still and always will be a broncos fan -joe

Tornshadow7 karma

You were my first (real) concert...you guys opened for The Killers at Red Rocks right before you guys made it big...just came here to say thank you, and Colorado loves you!

The_Fray_Band13 karma

No Way!!! That was such a rad show. Can't believe you were there.


Sirjamesofc7 karma

What is your favorite part about Denver, Colorado?

The_Fray_Band13 karma

I live in Nashville, so... - d

screwyminus7 karma

Thanks for doing this! I love you all.

What is the weirdest or most memorable fan encounter you've ever had?

The_Fray_Band13 karma

Personalized fortune cookies. Borderline creepy. Cute creepy though. -Isaac

Qiluk6 karma

How much do you love this scene from scrubs? It's the best scen in the whole series and 90% is due to your song. You found me and how to save a life robbs me of my manliness approximately 2 times a day.

Thanks is basically what I'm saying! Also Zach Braff seems to be a mad fan of yours!

The_Fray_Band11 karma

This much. (I'm stretching my arms out, all six feet).


laurensp136 karma

dave, how much do you love cats?

The_Fray_Band23 karma

The Mrs. really likes cats, so it's been a gradual appreciation. Now, however, I'm the one who finds cat Youtube videos and laughs alone in his hotel room... - d

Jroda3116 karma

Yo! You guys rocked a 5 yr olds world Sat at Twist n Shout! Thanks for the setlist Joe.

The_Fray_Band11 karma

i loved his noise canceling headphones. my fav part of the show, and your welcome! -joe

MeganSB5 karma

WOAH I just realized that we're both in NY :O since we probably can't be together I will send you good brain vibes. I expect some back.

The_Fray_Band9 karma



MeganSB5 karma

This is an important one for Joe!!!! Why don't you sing a solo song on Helios? I was really looking forward to a new one! (No offense Isaac)

The_Fray_Band2 karma

soon... -joe

wae555 karma

What is your favorite type of unicorn?

Mine is the double dodeccacorn

The_Fray_Band9 karma

Absolutely the mane. Gotta have something to grab whilst ridding.


xHyperGx5 karma

Anyone ever ask you guys to help with a proposal?

The_Fray_Band14 karma

Here & there. More memorable was me asking Ben Folds if I could propose to my girl on stage during his concert...he talked me out of it. Went with the Empire State instead. -isaac

Wolfzbane5 karma

Waffles or Pancakes? :P

The_Fray_Band25 karma

pancakes specifically from snooze in denver. -joe

MeganSB4 karma

how does the rest of the band feel about Dave's hair?

The_Fray_Band13 karma

my little ava just asked him what brush he has been using. -joe

Ali_Parker174 karma

boxers or briefs? beach or mountains? Coffee or tea? socks or barefoot? mani or pedi?

The_Fray_Band7 karma

coffee in briefs barefoot at the beach. sorry no mani or pedi for me, but i recently stopped bitting my nails which is good. -joe

devonajohnson4 karma

Epic Records, how has it been working with them, and what changes have you seen within the music industry and Epic throughout the ten years you've been there! Curious as to how the industry has changed :)

The_Fray_Band7 karma

Sony had a helicopter when we signed a contract.

No more helicopters.


stephaniekangaroo4 karma

Hey, Isaac! I bet that bully who pulled your underpants to the top of the flagpole is feeling pretty silly these days... : ) I love you.

The_Fray_Band10 karma

You know it baby.

julesbrianne4 karma

When are the Fray babies due?

Will there be another show at the Troubadour this year?

The_Fray_Band11 karma

well... ben is home now waiting for that lill wysocki, any minute now - joe

THEasianFROMtheBLOCK4 karma

Why do you think your music appeals to a majority of women?

The_Fray_Band11 karma

is that bad? -joe

hardbopalula4 karma

What's your favorite Mariah Carey song?

The_Fray_Band10 karma

all i want for Christmas is you. unless I'm with my lady then i'll listen to Always Be My Baby. -joe

kayso584 karma

Favorite TV show(s)?

The_Fray_Band7 karma

when i'm feeling lonely it's TVD... -joe

chipper7474 karma

If this is too personal, I understand: Are you all religious? Or not? Or just agnostic? Some of your songs provoke some deep thinking inside myself and I was just wondering if religion/the absence of it was a major part of your lives.

EDIT: Spelling

The_Fray_Band13 karma

Not too personal at all.

Depends on what you mean by religious. Some people mean rules for the sake of award badges. Not huge on that.

If by love, then I'm all about it. All about it.


EagleGringo4 karma

What is your favorite drink?

The_Fray_Band10 karma

actually, i'm sipping it now. it's called the Start Me Up created my friend Leo at the Nomad hotel in NYC

Spaceman_jan4 karma

Oi, what has each been your greatest inspiration to keep making music? (generic question I know, but I'm genuinely interested)

The_Fray_Band4 karma

Honestly, probably anything bittersweet. Happy things that make you cry. Vice versa.


theGreatGoodbye3 karma

Let me start off by saying that you guys are amazing! You have helped me and I'm sure a lot of others through hard times. I hope to meet y'all one day here in Louisiana. You can sign my guitar!!!

My question is:

How long have all of you known each other?

P.s. Can't wait for the new album!

The_Fray_Band11 karma

I called the Wysocki residence and Ben's dad answered the phone.

"Ben there?"...he gave a 13 year old the phone.

"This is Ben."

"I'm an 11th grader, looking for a drummer to play with me in the talent show. You ever heard of the Eagles?"

-Isaac, 1998

ReallyBadPost3 karma

Whats your favorite thing to do when visiting Hawaii?


The_Fray_Band6 karma

North Shore of Maui is basically paradise... - d

HasFactsVotingYES3 karma

What is the meaning of Enough for Now and how does it connect to Where the Story Ends?

Thanks! Huge fan!

The_Fray_Band3 karma

Tough question.

Enough used to be called Estate. All about inheriting your father's strengths and weaknesses, which he inherited from his father.

Where the Story is all about moving my girl from Seattle to Denver and a major freak out I had before we packed up the Uhaul.


FableBlob3 karma

Oh my God you guys are the best band ever.

So how long has Isaac been playing piano? I am so jealous of his mad skillz.

What's the meaning behind the song "Hundred"? It's one of my favourites.

The_Fray_Band13 karma

Thanks for the best band ever status. Don't know about it, but I'll take it.

Funny story. And by funny, I mean super lame. I lost my voice when I was 13. Doc said I had blisters on my vocal cords & if I didn't stop singing for a year, I might never sing again. So I was sitting around having an existential teenage crisis and my GG's piano was staring me down. So I learned how to play that year. -Isaac

MeganSB3 karma

how often do you take selfies

The_Fray_Band9 karma

Isaac does religiously. I try not to. - d

oentje133 karma

Hey Guys,

Thanks for doing this AMA! First of all, I've been listening to your new album, and I think it's amazing, especially Hold My Hand.

  • What do you consider the best song you've made?

  • What are your favorite contemporary artists or bands?

  • What are your musical guilty pleasures?

The_Fray_Band2 karma



Lyle Lovett.


barbiegrl2183 karma

U guys r awesome :-) I saw u guys perform in Sacramento a while back, I was there to see the backstreet boys and u all were opening, lets just say u all stole the show! U all hav such passion when u perform on stage!

The_Fray_Band6 karma

I'm sorry. The Backstreet Boys danced the roof off that place.

just saying.


mariaazabalap2 karma

I love guys with long hair, and you Dave won my heart.

The_Fray_Band5 karma

That's the goal. - d

Kknowsbest2 karma

If you never became a band, what do you think you would be doing this very moment?

The_Fray_Band3 karma

Absolutely making coffee and stressing about the 2nd hand smoke.


emman19932 karma

what's something special about your new album that's completely different from previous ones?

The_Fray_Band8 karma

We used a solar field for the front cover. Never done that before... - d

MeganSB2 karma

what's your favorite book?

The_Fray_Band7 karma

The Sun Also Rises. - d

damonslaysunicorns2 karma

Are you guys fans of classic rock?

The_Fray_Band5 karma

Zeppelin all the way!!!


florisvanrijn2 karma

Where do you see yourselves in 5 years time?

The_Fray_Band12 karma

A musician, hopefully. - d

MeganSB2 karma

Dave , what's your cat's name?

The_Fray_Band8 karma

One's name is Ben, the other's is Birdie. Ben is old and frail. Birdie is manipulative. - d

TheFurious20130 karma

Can each of you name a teacher that inspired you in school?

The_Fray_Band7 karma

mr lightfoot for me. picture the principle in ferris bueller, but a little nicer - joe