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The Used Announces B-Sides Album ‘MEDZ,’ Releases Title Track

The Used Spring 2024
[Photo by: Hunter Garrett]

Just in time for the start of summer, The Used have announced the arrival of their B-sides album, MEDZ, which is slated to drop on June 21. Additionally, the group has released the gripping title track. 

Vocalist robbietheused shares a C.S. Lewis quote to unveil the deeper meaning of the B-sides collection: “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.’”

Opening through an array of crashing instrumentation, “MEDZ” showcases The Used in quintessential form. The track bursts into an anthemic chorus led by the sentiment, “Sometimes I think I’m born for failure.” robbietheused’s vocal delivery is filled with passion and vulnerability, seamlessly blending melodic singing with his signature gravelly outbursts.

In addition to the titular track, MEDZ the album will feature seven other unreleased songs curated during writing sessions with Big Noise’s John Feldmann in 2022 and 2023 for the group’s 2023 full-length album, Toxic Positivity. It also includes the previously released singles “People R Vomit” and “Fuck You.” You can check out the full tracklisting below and pre-save MEDZ here.

MEDZ Tracklist:

  1. MEDZ
  2. Fuck You
  3. People are Vomit
  4. Sisyphus
  5. Depression Personified
  6. Terrified
  7. Before I Leave
  8. Take Yourself Out
  9. Tell Me
  10. Pain is My Therapy
The Used MEDZ Artwork

Just in time for the release, The Used will be on the road this summer with Story Of The Year and Amira Elfeky acting as support. Check out their full tour schedule below and purchase tickets here.

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 with The Used and Story Of The Year.
# Festival appearance with The Used.
^ The Used and Amira Elfeky only.

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