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Welcome Back: Jesse Malin

NYC hardcore pioneer-turned-singer-songwriter returns with tenth solo album – and wants to buy New York.

F Scott Fitzgerald once memorably declared: “There are no second acts in American lives.”But then the great jazz-age writer never met Jesse Malin.

A ‘face’ on the New York music scene since he was 12 years old, Malin fronted hardcore band Heart Attack (one of the city’s first) and 90s rock’n’roll punks D Generation before finding success as a gritty singer-songwriter. His latest solo album, New York Before The War, is both a love song to his home town and an enthralling road map of his musical journey so far.

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