The band have marked the announcement by releasing a video for the first track to be taken from the 17 song record. “Over and Over Again” is below, along with the album tracklisting and pre-order details.
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Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:56 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
The Used have announced that they will be hitting the road this Fall with support from Glassjaw. This month-long tour will kick off in San Francisco on October 27th and wrap up on November 29th in Seattle. Tickets go on sale on Friday (August 25th) at 10am.
A full list of dates and ticket info are up now on the band website.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
In sharp contrast to Day One’s lineup, Day Two of the SoCal tattoo convention and music festival saw an influx of emo fans who came in droves to see post-hardcore acts like The Used, Story of the Year, Glassjaw and Hell or Highwater. The drunk, overweight, geezer punks that had filled the fairgrounds the prior afternoon were now replaced with young, well coifed, (better smelling) punks of all sorts. Also included in the ‘Emo Day’ lineup was veteran ska punks Goldfinger who definitely helped to cut the angst a little. Check out all of this and more as Anarchopunk continues his coverage of Musink Fest 2017, below!
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:11 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Earlier this year, The Used embarked on a North American tour for their fifteenth anniversary and it looks like they’re showing no signs of slowing down. The band will be heading out on a second leg of their anniversary tour, once again playing their first two albums (2002’s The Used and 2004’s In Love and Death) over the course of two nights in each city along the way.
You can check out the dates and locations they’ll be playing below.
The Used released a live, acoustic album aptly titled Live and Acoustic at The Palace on April 1, 2016.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Despite having just announced a massive North American tour in which they will be playing their first two albums in their entirety, The Used have officially parted ways with longtime guitarist Quinn Allman and replaced him with Saosin guitarist Justin Shekoski. Allman took a hiatus from touring with the band earlier this year and now it seems as if his absence will be permanent. Here’s a statement from the band:
“Nothing can ever change, or detract from the magic of the relationships that helped create the music that is The Used. For these beautiful memories, we will be forever grateful. As a result of mutual understanding, Quinn will not be returning to the band and Justin Shekoski will be taking his place. The journey so far has been amazing and we continue to feel very positive about what lies ahead in the future. As always, can’t wait to see you on the road!
Love, The Used”
Meanwhile, you can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates here. The Used will be releasing a live, acoustic album appropriately titled Live And Acoustic At The Palace on April 1, 2016. You can pre-order the album here.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10:12 AM (PST) by Malamute
The Used have announced a North American tour for their fifteenth anniversary. With two nights in each city, they’ll perform their self-titled and “In Love And Death” albums in full. In addition to this they’re releasing a live acoustic album called “Live And Acoustic At The Palace.” The recording for the album took place at the Palace in Los Angeles last month and the album has a release date of April 1st, 2016.
You can pre-order the album here.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:00 AM (PST) by jaystone
The Used recently wrapped up another month-long US tour (alongside Every Time I Die) in support of their latest album, April 2014’s Imaginary Enemy. Dying Scene had photographer Catharina Christiana (C3 Photography) on hand to shoot the headliners at the tour’s stop at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY. Check out her photo gallery below!
The Used’s Imaginary Enemy was released in April 2014 by Hopeless Records.
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 1:14 PM (PST) by hayley
The Used guitarist Quinn Allman has just announced he will be taking a temporary leave of absence from the band. While The Used is on tour, Allman will be replaced by Saosin guitarist Justin Shekosk. The band had the following to say about the temporary lineup change:
We are saddened to announce that Quinn will be taking a temporary hiatus from the band for the next year.
Quinn is a vital part of the group and ee wish him the best in his upcoming endeavors and look forward to the day he rejoins us on the road.
We are thrilled, however, to share that Justin Shekoski of Saosin will be filling in for Quinn as we hit the road this year! Justin has been a close friend to all of us for many years and will help make this tour a memorable one!
Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:46 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
The Used released their last album, Imaginary Enemy, on April 1, 2014 through Hopeless Records.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM (PST) by DebNYC
Pittsburgh’s a pretty cool fucking town, and I hadn’t been to the Land of Three Rivers in a couple of decades, so why not grab my bestie and head out in the middle of the workweek to cover a show featuring a near-perfect post-hardcore line-up with a side order of punk?
Once upon a time, a lineup like this would’ve been a sea of sailing bodies, but surfing was kept to a minimum here as the complexion of the crowd has shifted to include a sizable dose of unrowdy young ladies. Stage AE is a theater-esque establishment with an unusually high stage set far enough apart from the barricade in order to discourage stagediving (although security informed me that the most determined of dudes still try).
Frank Iero, touring on the release of his first (and very awesome) solo effort, “Stomachaches,” put together an outfit that he dubbed “The Cellabration,” consisting of former LeATHERMØUTH and current Low Road guitarist Rob Hughes (on bass for this project,) Science guitarist Evan Nestor and independent artist (now drummer) Matt Olsson for touring purposes. The set is energetic and dark, with three-part harmonies filling the arena, dual guitars (Iero and Nestor) and some really fun bass licks from the ever-talented Hughes. Olsson is the perfect backbone: fun to watch on drums, with a perpetual smile upon his face reminiscent of Taylor Hawkins. This album is definitely worth a listen. Favorite track: “All I Want Is You.”
Since I last caught them on tour, during their “Louder Now” days, Taking Back Sunday has endured several lineup changes (current members include vocalist and former bassist Adam Lazzarra, founding member and guitarist Eddie Reyes, original guitarist and keyboardist John Nolan, and bassist after Lazzarra, Shaun Cooper). They’ve also released three more albums, “New Again,” Self-Titled and the newly minted “Happiness Is.” Although Lazzarra no longer dangles from light fixtures as he did in the first half of the band’s career, he hasn’t lost his charisma. The band seemed settled as they ran through a string of sing-along hits such as “MakeDamnSure,””Decades Under The Influence” and “What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost” as well as brand new cuts like “Better Homes and Gardens,” all met with equal enthusiasm by the sweaty crowd.
The headliners of the evening, The Used, also showcasing a brand new release, “Imaginary Enemy,” a surprisingly strong anti-war statement by the stable outfit consisting of vocalist Bert McCracken, guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jepha Howard and drummer Dan Whitesides, hit the stage with a fury, inciting the crowd to circle pit, belting through one beloved tune after another, and beginning their encore with the perpetual crowd favorite, the sentimental “On My Own.” You can scream yourself hoarse at a show like this, and most of us did. After an explosive opening with the pounding “Take It Away,” grinning at the crowd as they sang every note for them during tracks like “All That I’ve Got,” and “The Taste of Ink,” and rounding out the set with the hard-hitting “Pretty Handsome Awkward,” The Used definitely owned the arena, as they usually do.
This is an extremely fun tour that you should definitely hop onto if it’s passing through the city. Check out upcoming tour dates here. And check out our photos from the show below.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
The Used released Imaginary Enemy on April 1, 2014 through Hopeless Records.
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:39 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Taking Back Sunday will be teaming up once again with The Used, this time to release a split 10″ record. The two bands toured the U.S. together earlier this year, and are heading back out on the road again later this summer.
The split will feature 2 songs from each band, and it is scheduled for release on August 26th via Hopeless Records.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:21 PM (PST) by Justin Russell
Check out the tour dates below.
Taking Back Sunday most recently released Happiness Is, and you can read a review of that album here.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:04 PM (PST) by writeofpassage
Fans of The Used haven’t been able to latch onto the rage and pit-thrashing since their first two records. They meandered in the name of experimentation musically while still grinding out the teenage heartache and the lost-love syndrome we all go through. Bert McCracken is full of such stories. Meshing pop-punk with grit was something they did well, adding pacey guitars and a hard-screamo edge to boost things. While their recent albums fell by the wayside, as a lifelong advocate and avid listener, Imaginary Enemy stacks up well as a good balance of catchy showtunes and ballads which are sprinkled on top of political missives. It’s their least loud record but an underlying rage beats beneath.
McCracken’s character flourishes with half the record coming off as anthemic, poppy and radio-made a la “Blue and Yellow”. “El-Oh-Vee-Ee” and “Kenna Song” are examples of this. It’s an abject trait at times for them to linger on such teenybopper anthems but there’s an unabashed pride to these simpler refinements. These tracks distinguish themselves well from the more political songs which grind on the lyrical side yet never really get hard-rock in nature.
“A Song to Stifle Imperial Progression (A Work in Progress)” , “Generation Throwaway” and the self-titled track impose themselves as foot-tappers with a powerful political context. USA’s got it wrong and the band establish their stance pretty well. Cynicism rears amid mid-tempo alternative-punk medlies which harken to their Warped Tour days. They spew their themes of self-efficacy while separating it from pretentiousness quite well. They keep the direction catchy and never condescend.
Overall, The Used stick to the basics and these fundamentals, as simple as they are, play off a melodic spine more than anything else. There are throwbacks to the older material but in small doses. What they did here is a step up from the last couple records but it waits to be seen if they can rekindle old magic from their first two. One can hope. Imaginary Enemy is not their conventional stuff but it has their stamp once you’re familiar with and approve of their machinations.
3.5 / 5 Stars