The Used is an American post-hardcore band from Orem, Utah. Band members Quinn Allman, Jepharee Howard and Branden Steineckert formed a band in 1997, but needed a singer for it. After auditioning 50 singers, Bert McCracken was chosen. In 2000, with a new singer, band members renamed the group to The Used. The newly re-dubbed band released its self-titled debut in 2002, and a handful more scream-punk albums since then.