NOVEMBER 11, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – After over twenty years of high-energy live shows, gut-wrenching relatable lyrics and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock, The Used are connecting with fans around the world today with the debut of their interactive pop-up shop. Fans will be able to enter the 3-D shop and purchase limited edition merch while also searching for special easter eggs hidden from each member of the band.
The Used partnered with Brickworks to create this revolutionary shopping experience after having to cancel their in-person pop-up event this spring.
“We are excited to announce the grand opening of The Used virtual store, a whole new way to check out and shop for Used merch. Come join us for a slice of virtual pizza and fun surprises” shares Bassist Jepha on this limited run event.
Most recently, The Used released their eighth studio album Heartwork via Big Noise. Heartwork celebrated a strong first week, locking in #2 spots on both the Current Alternative and Record Label Independent Album charts, #3 on both Current Rock and Top Current Album charts as well as landing in the Billboard Top 200 at the #87 spot.
The album arrived with the unbound spirit of the pair of platinum albums that first introduced The Used to the world, mixed with the dramatic air of their gold-certified third. The emotion, sincerity, and vulnerability found on The Used (2002) and In Love and Death (2004) is more urgent and insistent than ever on Heartwork, a diverse 16-song offering filled of self-examination, hyper-literate exploration, political pyromania, and keenly self-aware yet unrestrained whimsy.
Songs like recent singles “Blow Me”, “Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton” and “Cathedral Bell”take their place alongside some of the best-known jams to emerge from the frenetic “screamo” world, anthems that conquered hearts and minds and Active Rock. “The Bird and the Worm,” “The Taste of Ink,” “All That I’ve Got,” “I Caught Fire,” and “Blood On My Hands” are beloved for their raw emotion, authentic defiance, and inviting empathy, all of which etched them into the spiritual DNA of a legion of likeminded listeners across the globe.
Twenty years ago, The Used was brought to life and has since released a collection of albums that shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock was the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally. Heartwork is exactly the album Used fans need right now.