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In 2010, the band went back into the studio to begin work on their second album with producers Howard Benson, Ryan Tedder, and Espionage. Their first attempt at recording new material was scrapped in late 2010, as the band did not feel the songs lived up to their standards and started over. On March 21, 2011 the band announced on Facebook that the first single off the new record would be titled “Get Around This,” produced by Espionage, and available for download on April 19, 2011. On July 6, 2011 the video for “Get Around This” premiered on www.noisecreep.com. A second single “Let Go” debuted on September 2 by way of a Facebook application on the band’s page and was officially released on September 20. The video for “Let Go” ended 2011 peaking at number eight on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown.

It was announced on July 19, 2011 via a video tweeted by lead singer Doug Brown, that SafetySuit’s second album These Times would be released on October 18, after being pushed back by the band’s move from Universal Motown to Universal Republic during the summer of 2011. However, on September 3, the band announced via their official Twitter that the release date of These Times was changed to November 1, 2011. On October 18, the SafetySuit announced that their label had pushed the album release date back again, this time to January 2012. At the same time, they debuted an online stream of the album opener “Believe”. The release date for These Times was soon after set for January 10, 2012 and was released exclusively through iTunes on January 3. During this time, Doug Brown wrote the song “May” for James Durbin’s album Memories of a Beautiful Disaster.

Upon release, These Times debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart. Several songs also debuted on the iTunes Top Pop Songs Chart; “Believe” reached number 60, “Never Stop” reached 65, and “Let Go” reached 146. Additionally, “Believe” reached 179 on the iTunes Top Songs Chart and “Never Stop” number 196. The video for the third single from the album, “These Times”, was released on January 6, 2012. So far, the video has nearly 738,000 views on YouTube as of June 9, 2012. The band joined Mike Sanchez and Daughtry on the Break the Spell Tour starting in March. On September 7, 2012, they embarked on their first headlining tour in Philadelphia, PA supported by Go Radio and Taylor Barrett.

On August 28, 2012, SafetySuit released the four-track Hallelujah EP through iTunes. The EP included a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, a wedding version of “Never Stop”, an orchestral version of “Anywhere But Here”, and an acoustic version of “Let Go”. They reportedly are also seeking to release a third studio album in 2013.

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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