SOURCE: Reprise Records

May 03, 2007 09:00 ET

The Used Lead-Off Single "The Bird And The Worm" Blowing Up on YouTube, MTV2, and Fuse

Band to Unleash New Album -- "Lies For The Liars" -- on Reprise Records May 22nd and Join the Warped Tour for Select Dates This Summer

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2007 -- Reprise Records will release the third album from platinum-selling rock band The Used, "Lies For The Liars," on May 22nd. The video for the album's lead-off single, "The Bird And The Worm," is the Number One "Most Viewed" and "Most Linked" music clip on YouTube this week, as well as the video-sharing site's Number Two "Top Favorite" and "Most Discussed" music clip. "The Bird And The Worm" is also in rotation on the Fuse network and on MTV2, in the channel's T Minus Rock Countdown, and is being voted on this week on MTV's Battle of the Videos (www.mtvbattleofthevideos.com). The song, which fashions vibrant strings and post-punk rhythms into a mélange of theatrics and desperation, exploded into the Top 20 on the modern rock charts its first week of release and is currently available for purchase on iTunes.

The Used -- which features singer Bert McCracken, guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jeph Howard, and drummer Dan Whitesides -- began writing the songs on "Lies" in early 2006 after taking time off to decompress from a relentless touring schedule in support of its previous album, 2004's Top 10, gold-certified "In Love And Death." Needing a change of pace, McCracken moved from the band's hometown of Orem, Utah, to Los Angeles, where he says he discovered "the most fake people I had ever come across on the whole planet. They're all just liars. Being in that environment had a direct effect on this new record, which is a little more vicious, but in a strange way, also more loving and caring."

With songs that range from classical-tinged melodrama to thunderous, bombastic rock, "Lies For The Liars" is a deliberately experimental, emotional, sonic exorcism. "We definitely didn't want it to be anything like our first or second records," McCracken says of the new album, which was produced by John Feldmann (The Matches, Goldfinger, Story of the Year). "We wanted to experiment more than we ever had and take any new idea and run with it as far as we could."

The Used will be making a series of live appearances surrounding the release of "Lies For The Liars," including select headlining shows on this summer's Vans Warped Tour (see dates below). In addition, they will perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on May 17th, online at AOL Undercover Sessions, which premieres the week of May 28th, and on MySpace's new live show "The List." That appearance will be filmed on May 23rd in Australia, where the band will be touring, and featured on MySpace for the following three weeks.

For more about The Used, please visit their website www.theused.net, or dedicated YouTube channel www.youtube.com/theusedchannel. Also, check out "The Bird And The Worm" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12dBCgAo-RA.

The Used's upcoming shows with The Vans Warped Tour are as follows:

Fri  June 29    Los Angeles County Fairgrounds  Pomona, CA
Sat  June 30    Seaside Park                    Ventura, CA
Sun  July 1     Shoreline Amphitheatre          Mountain View, CA
Tue  July 3     Thunderbird Stadium             Vancouver, BC
Sat  July 7     Utah State Fairpark             Salt Lake City, UT
Sun  July 8     Invesco Field at Mile High      Denver, CO
Wed  July 11    Cricket Pavilion                Phoenix, AZ
Thu  July 12    New Mexico State University     Las Cruces, NM
Fri  July 13    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   Selma, TX
Sat  July 14    Smirnoff Music Centre           Dallas, TX
Sun  July 15    Reliant Center @ Reliant Park   Houston, TX

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:
    Keren Poznansky
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    818 953 3421
    keren.poznansky@wbr.com

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