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The title itself comes from McCracken’s youth and the time he used to spend in the canyons, which happened to be his favorite memories.
"[The] most precious moments of my childhood and my fondest memories are of times with my family and my friends in the canyon,” McCracken explains.
But the album deals with a sort of dark and light duality, explaining that his friend took his life in the same canyon. It’s a record that attempts to understand what life is all about—a kind of "happy/sad," as he explains.
"My friend took his life in the same canyon about six or seven months ago, so a lot of the record has been this dueling, Yin-Yang type of happy/sad,” McCracken says. "We’re trying to understand mortality and maybe the bigger questions that we ask, why we might be here and what it’s all about."
Listen to McCracken talk more about the record below:
The Canyon is due out Oct. 27 via Hopeless Records, and if the record’s first single "Over And Over Again" is any indication, we're sure it's going to be incredible. You can give a listen to the track here.
The Used announced that they will be hitting the road this fall with support from Glassjaw, and you can check out the full list of cities and dates below.
The band released their sixth studio album, Imaginary Enemy, in 2014. The band released their live album, Live & Acoustic at the Palace, in 2016, which was recorded at their show at Palace in Los Angeles.
Check out their full list of forthcoming tour dates below, and preorder The Canyon here.
10/27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
10/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
10/30 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/31 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
11/2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/3 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/5 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
11/7 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/8 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/12 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/14 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
11/15 - Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
11/17 - San Antonio, TX @ The Vibes Event Center
11/18 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/19 - Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
11/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/28 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
11/29 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
How stoked are you for the Used's new album? Let us know in the comments below!
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