Matty Carlock Teams Up with Jesse Malin for “Young and Fucked Up”

Fresh off experimenting in hip-hop in 2018, New Jersey singer-songwriter Matty Carlock is ushering in the new year with another phase, announcing his debut full-length The Jailbirds, to be released February 8, 2019. Kicking things off is the raw and anthemic“Young and Fucked Up” featuring Jesse Malin, with a video premiere via Billboard.  A cult favorite, Malin is perhaps best known as the frontman for hardcore band Heart Attack, lead singer for D Generation and has worked with Bruce Springsteen and Green Day over a career spawning over four decades. The Jailbirds also features collaborations with Jared Hart and another surprising guest: celebrity photographer Danny Clinch, in his first musical foray.

Matty Carlock has long been maintaining parallel (and now, overlapping) presences in hip-hop, hardcore, and Americana; the multi-faceted, former behind-the-scenes writer and producer for upcoming rappers Albee Al and Bulletproof Belv and onetime frontman of Shai Hulud now pays homage to his roots with a rock-centric approach on this release. Calling to mind the down-to-earth and inspiring urgency of hometown hero Bruce Springsteen, The Jailbirds takes expectations and turns them on their heads. Matty Carlock’s musical career may seem like a bit of everything, but what ties it all together is the undeniable passion behind the songs.

Watch “Young and Fucked Up” Here


  1. 17

  2. The Punks That Had Enough (feat. Jared Hart)

  3. Felony

  4. Jeralyn (feat. Danny Clinch)

  5. Bepa

  6. Summer Rain

  7. Young and Fucked Up (feat. Jesse Malin)

  8. Teenage Runaway

  9. Navesink River Road

  10. Meet Me in December

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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