The Used announce new album, share puzzling new video for ‘Over And Over Again’


The band’s fall US tour will kick off exactly on the day of the album release

September 7, 2017

The Used have just announced their seventh studio album, The Canyon, the first full-length in three years. Surprisingly, the upcoming record consists of not 10 or 12 but 17 tracks. The album was produced by Ross Robinson and recorded “as if they were on stage, without a backing track”, writes NME.

The Used have also directed a psychedelic video for the new track ‘Over And Over Again’, which you can see below and which is guaranteed to make you feel puzzled. One thing that certainly cannot be said about The Used is that these guys ever lack imagination. In ‘Over And Over Again’ you’ll see the many “I” of Bert McCracken, while the colours, surroundings and entire mood of the clip are changing beyond recognition.

Opening with McCracken in white clothes sitting on a bed with snowwhite bed linen in some hospital, the video soon sees him dancing something jazz with a… err… headless dummy, to later turn it all into a let’s-smash-this-room party with horns, cakes and what not. If we hadn’t known The Used’ previous video works and Bert McCracken’s fantasy, we would consider the clip a bold attack on human senses and mental balance. Which it sort of is.

Besides, The Used are currently gearing for a few dates in the US this October with support from Glassjaw. The fall run starts in San Francisco on October 27, exactly on the day of the album release. The Used’ previous full-length was 2014′ Imaginary Enemy, followed by the live album, Live & Acoustic At The Palace two years later.

The Canyon will hit the stores October 27, so you’ll need a little patience. In the meanwhile, enjoy ‘Over And Over Again’ and the bizarre music video for this track. See the full tracklisting of the new album below. Share your thoughts in the comments, and join AlteRock Facebook and Twitter to stay tuned for rock and metal news.

The Canyon Album Tracklisting:

1. ‘For You’
2. ‘Cold War Telescreen’
3. ‘Broken Windows’
4. ‘Rise Up Lights’
5. ‘Vertigo Cave’
6. ‘Pretty Picture’
7. ‘Funeral Post’
8. ‘Upper Falls’
9. ‘The Divine Absence (This Is Water)’
10. ‘Selfies In Aleppo’
11. ‘Moving The Mountain (Odysseus Surrenders)’
12. ‘Over And Over Again’
13. ‘The Quiet War’
14. ‘Moon-Dream’
15. ‘The Nexus’
16. ‘About You (No Songs Left To Sing)’
17. ‘The Mouth Of The Canyon’

The Used Fall 2017 Tour Dates:

10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
10/30 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
11/2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/3 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/5 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
11/7 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/8 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/12 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
11/15 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
11/17 – San Antonio, TX @ The Vibes Event Center
11/18 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/19 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
11/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/28 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
11/29 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo