“We definitely wanted to create a band that had a look and a style,” said iconic New York rocker Jesse Malin in 2016. The detailed discussion with Loudwire Magazine centered around D Generation, the popular glam punk band Malin formed and fronted for eight years. Since the band’s demise in 1999, Malin has released half a dozen albums and as many singles, each expanding on his gritty, street-influenced rhyme.
Currently on tour supporting his latest recording, “Meet Me At The End Of The World,” Malin and his band will perform at Sellersville Theater next Thursday. It will be Malin’s inaugural visit to ST94 and first US performance since returning home from a successful 10-date UK tour.
“Meet Me At The End Of The World” was produced by recent ST94 performer Joseph Arthur. “It’s not unusual for Jesse to be writing great songs,” noted Arthur about the four-song collection released June 30. “But it feels like there’s a new energy to it right now.” SiriusXM’s Underground Garage has been spinning the ep’s title track. Hosts of the popular program have dubbed it the “coolest song in the world.”
In a recent interview, the outspoken singer stated, “I feel like people these days don’t know what’s gonna happen. Everybody is just trying to survive. I think there’s a lot of fear and a lot of confusion about what we’re doing with each other, with our leaders and what’s happening to the planet.”
Performing since the age of twelve, Malin’s recordings include a who’s who of music, including Ryan Adams, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, and hero Bruce Springsteen, among others. Malin’s ST94 performance is set to include selections from his extensive and eclectic recording catalog, one that juxtaposes between heart-felt acoustic numbers to raucous roof-raisers.
The 50-year old singer/guitarist teamed with friend and ST94 favorite, Alejandro Escovedo, for a string of West Coast dates earlier this year. Spill Magazine wrote, “there’s a communion between the two that drove the show, Malin in particular, whose confessional patter between tunes drives his confessional nature.” Malin proclaims, “a lot of my music is about surviving, going with what your heart feels, and holding on to what you believe in, and I feel I’ve always been true to myself.”
Tickets for Jesse Malin at Sellersville Theater July 20 are available now at ST94.com
(video courtesy of Spill Magazine of Malin with Escovedo at The Federal, Long Beach CA on February 2, 2017)