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The Used Announce ‘The Canyon’ Album, Share Quirky ‘Over and Over Again’ Video

Post-hardcore icons The Used have just announced the release of their seventh studio album, the 17-track, double disc The Canyon, which will serve as the successor to 2014’s Imaginary Enemy. The Ross Robinson-produced record will come out on Oct. 27 through Hopeless Records and the first single, “Over and Over Again” is streaming in the video above.

The album will be the first without longtime guitarist Quinn Allman, who left the group in late 2015 and was replaced by Saosin six-stringer Justin Shekoski. Recent years have seen The Used drift away from the more aggressive elements that made up their early style and “Over and Over Again” marks a further departure from this with a heavily pop-leaning sound. Jangling guitars and a catchy drum beat reminiscent of Twisted Sister‘s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” make this an instantly memorable offering, a notion that is increased tenfold after watching this peculiar video.

“I’ve learned as an artist that a great idea is such a gift. If I don’t stop whatever it is I’m doing, even if while driving, if I don’t pull over at that moment, then maybe I didn’t deserve the idea to begin with. I learned to respect and worship the ideas in that way, that they are and will always be something sacred. Stopping in that moment was a brand new approach for us during this process,” commented frontman Bert McCracken about the forthcoming record. For a further look, check out the artwork and track listing below.

Pre-orders for The Canyon are available now at this location with a choice of several different digital platforms as well as physical selections and a variety of bundle options. Catch The Used on their headlining U.S. tour with fall with support coming from Glassjaw. All dates can be found at the band’s Facebook page.

The Used, The Canyon Album Art

Hopeless Records
Hopeless Records

The Used, The Canyon Track Listing

01. “For You”
02. “Cold War Telescreen”
03. “Broken Windows”
04. “Rise Up Lights”
05. “Vertigo Cave”
06. “Pretty Picture”
07. “Funeral Post”
08. “Upper Falls”
09. “The Divine Absence (This Is Water)”
10. “Selfies In Aleppo”
11. “Moving The Mountain (Odysseus Surrenders)”
12. “Over and Over Again”
13. “The Quiet War”
14. “Moon-Dream ”
15. “The Nexus”
16. “About You (No Songs Left to Sing)”
17. “The Mouth Of The Canyon”

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