July 5, 2006

Unreleased Jesse Malin song: “Fallen Angel”

An astute reader sent me a heads-up that Jesse Malin (warbling NYC singer-songwriter-rocker, former frontman for D Generation, longtime pal to Ryan Adams) has posted a previously unreleased song on his MySpace, recorded for The Fine Art of Self-Destruction sessions. Malin combines his fragile and aching voice with a plaintive melody here which builds into a stellar chorus – did I see Ryan Adams and Jesse sing this together in San Francisco in April? Who remembers what they duetted on? It sounded instantly familiar when I heard this warm song with a hint of lonesome country sensibilities.

Fallen Angel – Jesse Malin

Both Jesse’s The Heat album (2004) and The Fine Art of Self-Destruction (2003) are available on eMusic.

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3 Comments »

  • I believe they played “Solitaire” together in April. Love your blog.

    Andy — July 5, 2006 @ 11:20 pm

  • hi heather, would you consider setting up a feed for LJ?

    rachel — July 6, 2006 @ 2:15 am

  • I had no idea he fronted D-Generation. I saw them open for Social D in Philly and didn’t like them much. I remember one radio-friendly type of hit they had that echoes Black Haired Girl. I like Malin solo stuff. Thank you for all your hard work. You=champion.

    Ambidextrist — July 6, 2006 @ 11:06 am

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