Jesse Malin, a veteran of the New York music scene whose legacy spans several decades, is set to release his first LP in five years at the end of the month. The album, New York Before The War, is almost a retrospective of sorts, looking back at the way Malin’s life has intertwined with music since his first band at age 12.
“I made this record in the sticks of Virginia and on the cobble stones of New York,” says Malin. “This record was written through a time of personal battles and struggles—sometimes at home, sometimes traveling the road—finding ways to celebrate the moment and find something real in what some might call dead end and disposable times.”
Listen to New York Before The War in the player above. The album will be released on March 31 via One Little Indian.