· By Mattias Forsgren

Jesse Malin is sharing a new video Christmas Single ‘Xmas, etc.’ via Icons Creating Evil Art UK

Jesse Malin is sharing a new video for the re-recording of “Xmas, etc.” from the 20th anniversary expanded reissue of his debut, The Fine Art of Self Destruction (February 17, Icons Creating Evil Art UK).  “Xmas, etc.” was directed by Dave Stekert and filmed around New York City with actor Jeffries Thaiss.   
“Xmas, etc.” is a tale of “regret and isolation,” says Malin. “Feeling alone and disconnected while everyone else seems to be loved and having a good time. When you know you messed up and can only hope for a better one next year.” 
The Fine Art of Self Destruction will be out February 17 (Icons Creating Evil Art UK) and will include a re-recorded, reimagined version of Fine Art, alongside the original LP. 
Released in 2003, Jesse Malin’s acclaimed debut “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.”
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.  
“I was still learning how to sing and tell stories. 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.”

Jesse Malin - Xmas, etc. is available now on Icons Creating Evil Art (UK)

Jessie Malin on tour 2023!
FEB 15, 2023 - Stereo - Glasgow, UK
FEB 16, 2023 - The Pink Room - Manchester, UK
FEB 17, 2023 - The Garage - London, UK
FEB 18, 2023 - La Boule Noire - Paris, France
FEB 19, 2023 – dBs - Utrecht, Netherlands
FEB 23, 2023 – Druso - Bergamo, Italy
FEB 24, 2023 – Bronson - Ravenna, Italy
FEB 25, 2023 - Corner Live - Mareno di Piave (TV), Italy
FEB 27, 2023 – Nochtspeicher - Hamburg, Germany
FEB 28, 2023 - Hotel Cecil - Copenhagen, Denmark
MAR 1, 2023 – Mejeriet - Lund, Sweden
MAR 2, 2023 - Bar Brooklyn - Stockholm, Sweden
MAR 3, 2023 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway

Gavin Harry
Managing Director UK
Icons Creating Evil Art
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