The king of New York rock n’ roll, Jesse Malin, is back and better than ever!
Fresh off a string of sold-out shows across the pond to celebrate the 20th birthday of his debut album, “The Fine Art of Self-Destruction.” Jesse’s announced five more gigs for May where he and his band will be performing the album in all its glory, as well as some of his other classics and some killer covers.
THE FINE ART OF SELF DESTRUCTION
20th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION
And that’s not all, folks. Jesse’s dropping a brand new single, “Wendy (Tail Lights Fade),” a revamped version of the original album track “Wendy.” This is just the first of three new singles coming your way in the next few months, so get ready! Produced by Derek Cruz and engineered by Geoff Sanoff, who’ve worked on Jesse’s recent albums “Sunset Kids” and “Sad and Beautiful World,” you know this new material is gonna be fire.
Jesse Malin’s “The Fine Art of Self-Destruction,” released in 2003, wasn’t just about substance abuse, contrary to popular belief. It was a journey through the wreckage of Jesse’s life, from his parents’ divorce to failed relationships, broken bands, dropping out of school, and all the other mess that life throws your way. It was a spiritual journey, a coming-of-age story, and a testament to Jesse’s resilience. And let’s not forget, it’s one of his favorite albums to this day.
Before he became a solo artist, Jesse was part of the pioneering hardcore band Heart Attack and the wild and beloved D Generation. But he was ready for a chance to step out on his own and channel the songwriting heroes that inspired him. His solo debut was recorded live and raw over six days in New York City, and it was a reflection of Jesse’s growth as a singer and storyteller. These songs were written in a small downtown apartment, without the pressure of a record deal, manager, or any expectations. They were written out of a pure need to create.