Reprise Records artist, The Used, have announced the release of The Beginning: The Used Music Video Collection. The limited edition DVD contains the complete archives of The Used’s professional music videos, in chronological order. The Beginning will be available only at www.theused.net starting September 22, 2009.
The Used are out now supporting the release of their fourth studio album, Artwork, which is in stores now. After a European run they will return home to begin a nationwide headlining fall tour. The month-long run kicks off October 9th in Las Vegas, NV and runs through November 13th in Seattle, WA. The Almost and Drive A will be supporting.
Critical acclaim for the Matt Squire-produced Artwork has been effusive. Outburn (which the band currently graces the cover of) praised its “humbling ability to sound scrappy and raw while being perfectly polished and huge,” while Alternative Press states “The Used have delivered not only the definitive album of their career but arguably one of the best records you’ll hear in 2009. 4 ½ stars.”
The band’s legions of fans are responding as well. The first single, “Blood On My Hands” premiered on iTunes with over 5k downloads in the first day, the highest digital debut in the band’s history. The video for the song debuted on MySpace and shot directly to the #1 spot, with 200,00 views in the first 24 hours. The Used performed “Blood On My Hands” to a sold out crowd on Jimmy Kimmel Live September 11, 2009.
Tracklisting for The Beginning: The Used Music Video Collection:
A Box Full of Sharp Objects
The Taste of Ink
Buried Myself Alive
Take It Away
All That I’ve Got
I Caught Fire
The Bird & The Worm
Pretty Handsome Awkward
Blood On MY Hands