The Used’s fifth studio album, Vulnerable, stays true to their trademark style of anguished vocals, bar chord riffage and thick basslines as evidenced in first single “The Taste of Ink.” But the Utah foursome infuses the album with a whimsical vibe, and lead singer Bert McCracken whispers his way through verses and choruses with added distortion and electronic crutches. The Used headlines the 2013 “Take Action Tour.” Warm-up by three rising bands. We Came as Romans has a heavier hardcore sound complete with double-bass drums, and throaty screams backed by pretty boy vocals. Crown the Empire offers synth-fueled post-hardcore instrumentals and occasional growls, while Mindflow changes up the bill with their Brazilian progressive metal. Take Action has been shedding light on important social issues that affect the youth with more than 10 years of tours; this one spreads awareness of the “It Gets Better Project,” which supports LGBT teens enduring those awkward adolescent years.