Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social

It's been a year in the making, but Jesse Malin's new album, "Love it to Life" will be out on SideOneDummy Records (home to Gogol Bordello & Gaslight Anthem) on April 27th. Jesse and I had spent a good chunk of the past year up at The Velvet Elk Studios and in squalor rehearsal pads in NYC basements writing and banging out the record. And now that it's finally done, it's time to perform these bastard children.

Jesse has decided on adding the band moniker The St. Marks Social, to coincide with the spirit in which the record was made. The band is great, and despite the 844 other bands I see to be in these days (actually 2), I will be the crazy guy in the corner playing everything from guitar to bongos to piano to tambourine. I may even bust out a cowbell. So with the pending release, we've set up a series of residency shows in New York City at the Bowery Electric.

Feb 13 | Feb 25 | Mar 4| Mar 11 | possibly Mar 18, 24

There is a chance I may open one of the later dates, and will keep you posted as it gets closer.
In the meantime, keep your ears to the radio for the first single "Burning the Bowery" which has already begun to receive airplay, and hope to see you at The Bowery Electric this month...and beyond.