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

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… Read more »


B-sides, Books, and (Princess) Brides with Bad Suns

Over the last two years, most of us have had a lot of extra time at home. Some people chose to learn something new (I downloaded Duolingo and now hablo español), some people spent a lot of time on TikTok or Netflix (or both), and some people helped score a recreation of the cult classic The Princess Bride. Or at least that’s what Christo Bowman, lead singer of indie-rock band Bad Suns did.  “I’ve never even seen the [original] movie,” says Bowman when I ask him about the experience. We’re chatting via Zoom—he’s in the green room at the Rialto… Read more »


All Time Low: B-Sides

From covers, to demos, to holiday songs, there’s never been a shortage of hidden gems that are worth hunting down to add to your ultimate All Time Low collection.


Tuesday Ten: Our Favorite B-Sides

The days may be long gone of rushing to the local record store, money in hand, to grab the latest radio hit’s 45rpm single, but the excitement of flipping that record over and discovering the non-album track that lay on the other side will never wear off. In this week’s Tuesday Ten, we’re exploring some of our writers’ favorite b-sides.


Mae announce Stageit show and Destination: B-Sides pressing

Mae will be emerging from their hiatus on June 7th for a special one-time performance via Stageit, where they’ll perform live from their studio and talk with fans. The band has also announced plans to press their 2004 b-sides collection Destination: B-Sides in the near future.


Sparks The Rescue release 23 B-sides and rarities

Sparks The Rescue have released The Secrets We’ve Kept: B-sides and Rarities. The album features everything from demos to unreleased songs. It can purchased here and you can read a message from the band below. Sparks The Rescue has been writing and recording music for many years now, and there are tons of songs/demos/b-sides that don’t usually see the light of day. One of our favorite things growing up was to hear how bands wrote songs, and the different drafts it would take to arrive at a final “product.” So we are giving away 23 of our “secrets” from the… Read more »

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