“This one is for the survivors, the dreamers, the leavers and the believers,” said Jesse Malin, of his new double album, Sad And Beautiful World, out September 24th on Wicked Cool Records. “My music has always been about rebirth and redemption. Sad and Beautiful World is for those who pick up the pieces and find beauty in the madness.” The album is the follow up to 2019’s Sunset Kids, Malin’s well received long-player produced by Lucinda Williams and Tom Overby.

Jesse and his band will be touring throughout 2021, including nine UK dates, commencing at Glasgow’s King’s Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Monday September 27th and including London’s Garage on Friday, October 8th.

Sad And Beautiful World takes its title from a line of dialogue in Jim Jarmusch’s 1986 cult-classic film Down By Law. A lyric in the song Almost Criminal gives the double record its theme; Roots Rock Radicals, Malin’s take on a phrase from the intersection of punk and reggae back in the day.

The Roots Rock side leans to the sad-eyed ballads, while its companion, the Radicals side, roughs things up a bit. But not everything is as black and white as the movies. All of Sad And Beautiful World is both tough and tender, laced through with vividly drawn characters striving against circumstance and a raw emotional tenor. The seventeen songs served up here will break your heart, move your hips, and keep the lights shining.

Throughout 2020, Malin created and produced the celebrated weekly livestream series The Fine Art of Self Distancing to keep people connected worldwide and dancing on their couches. The show raised money for independent national venues, his band, crew and the Joe Strummer Foundation, and was named one of the best of the year by Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone.



Date Venue
Mon 27th King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Glasgow
Tue 28th The Cluny & The Cluny 2
Wed 29th Night & Day Cafe Manchester
Thu 30th Belgrave Music Hall Leeds


Date Venue
Sat 2nd The Maude Leek
Tue 5th The Fleece Bristol
Wed 6th The Musician Leicester
Thu 7th Metronome Nottingham
Fri 8th The Garage London

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