TUNE Jesse Malin - Turn Up The Mains
‘TURN UP THE MAINS’
New Single, 18th May 2015.
(One Little Indian/ Cat. No.)
UK MAY TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!
“A biting, searing return” CLASH
“At once timeless & immediate” UNCUT
“A real widescreen scope…flows together effortlessly” VIVE LE ROCK
Jesse Malin returns to the UK for a May tour and releases a new single, ‘Turn Up The Mains’ from his forthcoming new album New York Before The War on 18th May. Jesse describes the song as "a 'fuck you' anthem to blow away all the things we are hit with on a daily basis to make room for something better. Sometimes celebrations can be fueled by anger and anxiety."
The new album New York Before the War features contributions from Peter Buck, Craig Finn, Wayne Kramer and J. Mascis. It is released via One Little Indian on 30th March.
14th MANCHESTER Night & Day
15th NOTTINGHAM Bodgea Social Club
17th GLASGOW King Tuts
18th NEWCASTLE The Cluny
19th BIRMINGHAM 02 Academy 2
20th PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
21st LONDON Tufnell Park Dome
Arriving almost five years on from his last record (2010’s Love It to Life), Jesse’s artistic ambitions for New York Before the War, were high: he knew he had to make it count. “I wanted to make a record that encompassed everything I’ve done, and I wanted to challenge myself sonically and rhythmically. I also wanted to create a soundtrack to battle these apathetic times.”
Opening with The Dreamers, a haunting ballad that evokes both the alienation and the sense of deep connection that travel can bring, the album moves on through darker meditations like She’s So Dangerous and Bar Life (featuring bvs from Craig Finn). Elsewhere, taut, upbeat rockers like Freeway (which features a blistering solo by the MC5’s Wayne Kramer) and Turn Up the Mains (with Alejandro Escovedo on bvs) dictate the pace and Peter Buck contributes a vintage R.E.M.-style guitar part to I Would Do It For You, a tale of personal loyalty filled with longing and an aching sense of conviction.
Malin - who has collaborated with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Gogol Bordello, Ryan Adams (as The Finger) and many others – describes the album title as “a metaphor for surviving in an ever changing, rapidly desensitized world while trying to find a way to live truly.”