· By Mattias Forsgren

JESSE MALIN Announces Re-Imagined version of ‘Wendy (Tail Lights Fade)’ Released March 24th on Icons Creating Evil Art UK

Jesse Malin recently marked his 20th anniversary as a solo artist with a UK and European tour celebrating his acclaimed 2003 debut album, The Fine Art of Self Destruction.  Jesse and his band performed the album in its entirety across 13 dates that took in an incredible 8 different countries and met by resounding acclaim by fans. 
The Fine Art of Self Destruction was re-issued by Icons Creating evil Art UK in February 2023 with a bonus disc of the entire album re-recorded and reimagined. 

Continuing the celebration of this pivotal anniversary, Jesse Malin will be releasing a further 3 unreleased bonus tracks of reimagined versions of TFAOSD classics, beginning with Wendy (Tail Lights Fade) on March 24th.

Following his teenage years in the pioneering hardcore band Heart Attack and his 20s fronting the wild and beloved D Generation, Malin took a cue from his songwriting heroes and was ready for a chance to stand alone.  The record was recorded over six days in New York City, live and raw.  
Produced by Ryan Adams and released in 2003, The Fine Art of Self Destruction “wasn’t named for drug or alcohol abuse,” says Malin.  “It was more about a personal wreckage when I looked back on my life, from my parents' divorce to failed relationships, broken up bands, dropping out of school, crashing cars, breaking things. It was more of a spiritual journey in some sense.”
“I was still learning how to sing and tell stories. I had started out stripped down, just me and a piano player, but when Ryan Adams came in to produce, he added some instrumentation that really lent itself to a more open, wider feel. These songs were written in a little apartment downtown, without a record deal, a manager, or any expectation of anything coming of it—just a need to write them.”

“Malin writes vivid songs with killer tunes and sings them with scary conviction,” says The Times.  There is simply nothing more you can demand from a great rock record.”

Jesse Malin - Wendy (Tail Lights Fade) is released on Icons Creating Evil Art (UK) March 24th.


Gavin Harry
Managing Director UK
Icons Creating Evil Art
Icons Music Group
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