Archive for the ‘The Used’ Category

The Used have recently updated us on a couple of things. First off they will be releasing an extended EP called Shallow Believer on many popular digital stores such as iTunes for download. The digital extended EP is set to be released on February 19th. Here is the artwork and tracklist:

The Used - Shallow Believer

1. dark days
2. slit your own throat
3. devil beside you
4. into my web
5. my pesticide
6. choke me
7. sun comes up
8. sick hearts
9. back of your mouth
10. tunnel

Secondly, the guys updated us on the progress of their writing and recording of a new, upcoming album and a new upcoming North America spring tour. Here is what they had to say:

Yo!

We’re in the studio right now writing and recording new music and it is going great. We put up a few pics of us in the studio so check em out. In other news, we’re going to be on Love Line February 12th so peeps that if you dare aaaaaaaand………..hmmmmmmmmm………..any day now we should be getting the dates for the North American tour that starts late march. We can’t wait to hit the motha effin road. We love you so forgive us for not being on top of our page but as you just read we’re pretty busy. Also, check out I tunes for the new B sides album that was just released or is going to be really soon. It’s called Shallow Believer and it is totally bitchin. If you’re in the L.A. area we’ll see ya February 24

Love, The Used

Keep check back to RedPillMusic.com for further details on The Used’s new tour and new album….

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
ARTIST OF THE DAY
Underminded

Hometown: San Diego, CA
Genre: Hardcore, Metal, Punk
Sounds like: Evergreen Terace, August Burns Red,
Current Album: Eleven Eleven
Myspace: myspace.com/underminded
Official Site: underminded.com

Underminded was recently brought to my attention at a few guest appearances by lead vocalist Nick Martin on Chiodos latest release, Bone Palace Ballet. The deep coarse vocals of Nick Martin mixed with the perfect melodic hard metal simply rocks! Definitely worth a listen!

by: Faber Drive

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Gym Class Heroes Clothes Off!

Nine years ago today UK newspaper the Daily Star ran a story claiming that R.E.M singer Michael Stipe had admitted that he was gay during an MTV interview shown in the US. Stipe was voicing his disgust at the killing of a young gay student in the US.

One day you’re flying, the next day you’re falling to pieces
lyrics from Waiting by Social Code
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It’s been way to long since I did a listening party and I’ve finally took the time to build a list and put it all here for you, so turn up those PC speakers and invite new sound to your ears!

Emery – I’m Only A Man, their latest release, full album stream

The Spill Canvas – No Really, I’m Fine, their latest release, full album stream

The Used – Tunnel, a b-side to their latest release Lies For The Liars


TRUSTCompany – Something Perfect
, an old demo in leau of their recent reunion

Sullivan – Florida Queen, a recent release of their latest album Cover Your Eyes

As Tall As Lions – Underbelly, a b-side

Say Anthing – Shiksa, a new track of their upcoming album, In Defense Of The Genre

Thursday, August 23, 2007
ARTIST OF THE DAY
Sky Eats Airplane

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Genre: Hardcore, Electronica, Metal
Sounds like: Dance Gavin Dance, Underoath, We Love To Party
Current Album: Everything Perfect On A Wrong Day
Myspace: myspace.com/skyeatsairplane
Official Site: www.skyeatsairplane.com

So you like to dance? Well how about with some agression and energy. That’s how I feel when I hear Sky Eats Airplane. Hardcore melody deeply infused with your techno beats, each song is unique within itself and sounds amazing. Here’s a band that make sense in so many ways and I’m highly anticipating the direction of this band. Check them out, get out your tap shoes and through your arms around. Because things are just getting started…Sky Eats Airplane.

by: Chiodos

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Used Pretty Handsome Awkward

Last year musicians like David Byrne and Sufjan Stevens share the stage with literary celebs like Sarah Vowell and Jon Stewart at the first Revenge of the Book Eaters charity event, held at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Byrne, Stevens and John Roderick of the Long Winters all perform short sets at the event, which benefits the 826 Writing Centers, and tutoring workshops founded by author Dave Eggers.

When the machine breaks down, we break down
lyrics from As Gorgeous As… by We Love To Party
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Here’s a recent message from The Used:

Hi Everyone

WE ARE BACK ON THE ROAD …….Hells Yes!!!! BERT IS BACK and the throat is A OK!!!!!

Bert is feeling great and we are happy to be back on tour. Hopefully we will see you in an upcoming city. We will be on the road from now until hell freezes over. A lot of great stuff has been going on including the Transformers movie. Halo 3 dentist appointments and shite like that. Our favorite thing is touring so we are very happy to get back on the road and play music.

We have created a pretty cool custom search engine for a chance for you to win free tickets to our shows in your city from now till forever at: http://searchwiththeused.com

We are also giving away shirts and swag and autographed shite through this site.

You can use this just like you use any search engine and there are no trackers or spam bullshit. Sweepstakes entries and prizes are awarded every few hours.

You can also download a search & win toolbar for your Internet browser that you can download in seconds for free!

http://theused.prodege.vmn.net

We should have it worked out in 4 weeks for people outside of America to be able to win prizes through the mail or post or whatever you call it where you live.

Peace and Hope,

THE USED

Saturday, July 28, 2007
ARTIST OF THE DAY
We Love To Party

Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Experimental, Hardcore, Death Metal
Sounds like: Chiodos, Underoath
Current Album:
Myspace: myspace.com/
Official Site: purevolume.com/welovetoparty

It’s not so weird these days to see a band form record a few songs and break up. What makes it even more amazing is the fact they, for this band, We Love To Party, they recorded 3 songs that have gotten such a love on the internet, they barely stood alive long enough for someone to pick them up. Amazing still to the fact, two of their three songs are nearly 2 minutes long. I wanted to share with you guys a small glimpse into a band that barely existed, but left a last impression on me with less than 10 minutes of recorded music. Enjoy this treat.

by: Eyes Set To Kill

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Used Pretty Handsome Awkward

Nine years ago today, it is announced that after 12 years and six albums, the members of Columbia Records act Toad The Wet Sprocket will go their own ways. Of the split, the band’s singer/guitarist Glen Phillips says, “We came together as kids but have grown in different directions as adults.”

and i should have been your everything i’m now at the end of my eternity
lyrics from Jersey by Mayday Parade
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The Used has announced today that they will not be attending the Warped Tour during the June/July shows due to lead singer Bert McCracken needing surgery for a node on his vocal chords. He is expected to make a full recovery. The band however does plan on returning to the tour in the US in early September when they will be headlining.

In a recent myspace post it has become apparent that Bert McCracken, The Used, has just been advised to undergo surgery due to the fact that he has developed a node on one of his vocal chords. Consequently, the band has been forced to cancel their shows on all upcoming dates during June and July, including the Van’s Warped Tour. Doctors have recommended treatment as well as rest without singing and are expecting a full recovery. He will be able to sing again in about five weeks.

The band is incredibly disappointed but promised to return to touring in the USA in early September with headlining dates. “Kevin Lyman and the Van’s Warped tour have been amazing supporters of our band and we are truly saddened that we won’t be able to perform on this year’s tour,” states Quinn Allman, The Used?s guitarist. We hope to have new tour details ready for release shortly.

The Rockstar Get A Life Tour currently features The Used, The Bled, Say Anything, and Street Drum Corps. The tour will be featured a different colleges across the nation encouraging kids to get a job by create a concert/job fair. No specific dates have been set yet, but be on the lookout between September 1st through October 15th. You can get more info from their website.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
ARTIST OF THE DAY
Glory Of This

Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Genre: Screamo, Post-Hardcore, Rock
Sounds like: Blessthefall, Emery, Pierce The Veil
Current Album: The Lover the Liar the Ruse
Myspace: myspace.com/gloryofthis
Official Site: gloryofthis.com

Glory Of This has been around for awhile, releasing two albums, Adoration and their recent release The Lover, The Liar, The Ruse. I know I posted their myspace and I know they don’t have any tracks up their, but I suggest you check out their purevolume site. Glory Of This has a great blend of melodic singing and hard screams that is sure to impress you. I really love songs such as Circle Yes or No, Flip For It, and Where I Am Now. I wasn’t able to find out much more about the band, whether they’re still around or not, but I do hope they are. Great music.

by: Misery Signals

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY: Senses Fail Can’t Be Saved

In 2000, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins announces that the Seattle-based rock group will officially break up at year’s end. Corgan claims that he and his bandmates are tired of “fighting the good fight against the Britneys of the world.” Smashing Pumpkins have not played a concert since 2000, until now, where they will not only be touring, but releasing a new album Zeitgeist in July.

Can’t spend my life in shame making light of these dark days
lyrics from Dark Days by The Used
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