The Used has released a music video for “The Bird and the Worm”. This is the first single to be released off their upcoming CD/DVD Live and Acoustic at The Palace. Fans can watch the trailer for the album here.
Live and Acoustic at The Palace is set to release on April 1, 2016. This album was recorded at the band’s intimate unplugged storyteller performance, which took place at The Palace Theater in Los Angeles last October. Fans who were unable to attend the once in a lifetime performance will have a chance to watch the band perform in a way they have never performed before – with a 4-piece string quartet and harpist (arranged by Hiro Goto), a piano player, percussion and a 3-piece gospel choir.
In order to fully recontextualize the songs on Live and Acoustic at The Palace, The Usedworked with Hiro Goto on the strings and harp. Together, they arranged the various musical elements and helped the band bring out dimensions in these songs that they didn’t even know existed.
“The whole time we were making this I couldn’t believe it was happening”
McCracken explains, adding that 3 gospel singers and instruments like the harp helped these songs take on an entirely different emotional resonance than the post-hardcore, guitar-driven dynamics that initially propelled them.
“I’m so proud of this band for working hard to pull this off and at same time I feel like this is what we deserve because we worked so hard to get here that it felt like a victory lap in a lot of ways.”
2. The Taste of Ink
3. Yesterday’s Feelings
4. Lunacy Fringe
5. The Bird And The Worm
7. All That I’ve Got
9. Blue And Yellow
10. Hard To Say
11. Imagine (John Lennon Cover)
12. On My Own
The Used is Bert McCracken (vocals), Jeph Howard (bass), Dan Whitesides (drums), and Justin Shekoski (guitar).
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