How Jesse Malin Fought Off Goats, Channeled the Ramones for Gritty New LP

Jesse Malin was, as he puts it, born and bred in Queens. But after a decade of solo albums recorded in New York, the former frontman for Nineties glam-punks D Generation wanted to try a change of scenery, holing up in a Virginia farmhouse to avoid the distractions of the city. Instead, he was harassed by livestock. "I got chased by goats!" he says with a distinct five-boroughs laugh. "They were yelling at me.