Jesse Malin releases his latest album SUNSET KIDS, produced by Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby, out via Wicked Cool/The Orchard/Velvet Elk.
Watch the new video for “When You’re Young”
SUNSET KIDS – which marks Malin’s first new LP since 2015’s OUTSIDERS – further includes the remarkable Malin/Williams duet, “Dead On,” along with guest appearances from Joseph Arthur on three tracks and a newly arranged version of “Revelations” from his classic 2010 LP with the St. Marks Social, LOVE IT TO LIFE. Additional highlights include “Strangers & Thieves” co-written by and featuring vocals from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.
Jesse Malin will go on a wide-ranging live tour celebrating the release of SUNSET KIDS with headline dates, festival appearances, and runs alongside such like-minded artists as Justin Townes Earle and Joseph Arthur. The schedule begins August 31 with a special in-store performance at Philadelphia, PA’s Main Street Music and then continues into mid-November.
Highlights includes an eagerly awaited headline show at New York City’s famed Webster Hall (September 14), set to feature appearances from an array of Malin’s closest friends and associates, including Alejandro Escovedo, Tommy Stinson, Joseph Arthur, Matthew Ryan, and more. As if all that weren’t enough, Malin will also cross the Atlantic for a one-night-only headline performance at London’s legendary 100 Club, set for September 17; additional UK dates will follow in March 2020. For complete details and ticket availability, please see www.jessemalin.com.
The upcoming tour celebrates Malin’s hugely anticipated new album, SUNSET KIDS, out today via Wicked Cool/The Orchard/Velvet Elk. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby as well as engineered by the late David Bianco (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, AC/DC) and Geoff Sanoff (Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, Fountains of Wayne), the album is heralded by the stellar first single, “Room 13 (Feat. Lucinda Williams),” streaming now HERE. The track – one of two songs on SUNSET KIDS co-written by Williams – had its exclusive world premiere via Rolling Stone, which simply raved, “With jangly guitars and a moody vibe, ‘Room 13’ is peak Malin.”
Hailed by the Times of London for “(writing) vivid songs with killer tunes and (singing) them with scary conviction,” Malin first met Williams in the early 2000s at a jazz club in NYC’s West Village. A fast friendship ensued, though it wasn’t until 2017, when Williams invited Malin to Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl to see her open what would be the final Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers concert, that talk of her producing the album first took shape. Recorded in studios on both coasts during breaks in both artists’ schedules, SUNSET KIDS proves Malin’s most big-hearted and expansive collection to date, deeply informed by a number of people lost during the making of the LP, among them its very own engineer David Bianco as well as Malin’s lifelong friend and bandmate, Todd Youth, his father, and other dreamers.
“From the early frontier days of hardcore in New York to all the punk rock and singer/songwriter touring,” says Malin, “it’s all been about survival and reinvention. I wanted to make an open-sounding record with the space to tell these stories. I like to write about characters and people I meet along the way. The dreamers, schemers, hustlers, romantics, lovers, leavers and believers.”
JESSE MALIN UK DATES:
Sept 17 London, 100 Club (previously announced show)
Mar 1 Nottingham, The Old Cold Store Tickets
Mar 2 Sheffield, Greystones Tickets
Mar 4 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall Tickets
Mar 5 Manchester, Night and Day Tickets
Mar 6 Newcastle, The Cluny 2 Tickets
Mar 6 Newcastle, The Cluny 2 Tickets
Mar 7 Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut Tickets
Mar 8 Edinburgh, The Mash House Tickets
Mar 10 Oxford, The Bullingdon Tickets
Mar 11 Bristol, Hen & Chickens Tickets
Mar 12 Winchester, The Railway Tickets