The Used Confirm Forthcoming B-Sides Album, 'MEDZ'

The Used Confirm Forthcoming B-Sides Album, 'MEDZ'

- By Ramon Gonzales

The collection features new, never-before-heard singles from the band's Toxic Positivity sessions. 

Photo by Hunter Garrett 

Last year, rock powerhouse The Used debuted their highly-anticipated LP, Toxic Positivity, to universal acclaim. The album was paifred with with a rigorous touring slate, allowing the band to reemphasize their prowess with an energized live set that combined classic entries and new selections seamlessly. 

Now, The Used have announced plans to release a deluxe B-Sides album stemming from the frutiful recording sessions with acclaimed producer John Feldmann during the Toxic Positivity LP. MEDZ showcases eight new, never-before-heard singles in addition to anchors of Toxic Positivity, including "People Are Vomit" and the biting anthem, "Fuck You". 

Introducing the June 21st release, The Used have delivered the album's title track in "MEDZ" - an articulate show of songwriting anchored by vocalist Bert McCracken's soaring melody and signature lyrical wit. 



Providing some context to the collection of unreleased songs, McCracken citing C.S. Lewis to better speak to the depth of the tunes. "Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say ‘My heart is broken.’”

Marking just more than a year since the release of the band's latest full length studio album, Toxic Positivity, The Used are also setting out for a summer tour with longtime friends and counterparts, Story of the Year. 

The tour will begin on June 20th in Gary, Indiana and wrap up with a set in Norfolk, VA on July 13th. Amira Elfeky has been tapped to open all dates on the month long stretch. Additionally, the tour will include a pair of festival dates with performances at PhaseFest in Wisconsin and Born and Raised Fest in St. Catharines, ON. 

Tickets for The Used Summer Tour with special guests Story of the Year and Amira Elfeky are currently available - HERE  Get a list of dates and cities below.

MEDZ arrives June 21st. The album is available for pre-order - HERE


The Used Summer Tour Dates
June 20 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Casino – Northern Indiana
June 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
June 23 – Franklin, WI – Phase Fest*
June 25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
June 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live @ 20 Monroe
June 28 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
June 29 – Cleveland, OH – The Masonic Temple
June 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
July 2 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
July 3 – Portland, ME – State Theatre Portland
July 5 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS^
July 6 – St. Catharines, ON – Born and Raised Fest#
July 9 – Baltimore, MD – Power Plant Live
July 10 – Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
July 13 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
* Festival appearance w/ The Used and Story Of The Year
# Festival appearance w/ The Used


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