Wear Your Wounds is the product of years of lo-fi solo recordings by Converge founder Jacob Bannon. On this debut release, WYW (out April 7th on Deathwish), Bannon is joined by guest musicians Kurt Ballou (Converge), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller), Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum), andSean Martin (Hatebreed, Cage, Kid Cudi, Twitching Tongues). Together they have created a powerful album that is unlike anything they have ever individually worked on. The album is comprised of ten emotionally heavy songs that call to the slower, more epic leanings of Converge, as well as Bannon’s previous work in Supermachiner. Wear Your Wounds brings to mind the dense multi-layered approach of Swans and early Pink Floyd, while being as vulnerable as influences Sparklehorse, Songs: Ohia, other like minded artists.
The album’s somber first single, “Goodbye Old Friend,” has premiered today on AV Club.
Wear Your Wounds will debut in a live setting on April 22nd at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands as part of John Dyer Baizley’s curation. Find more information about this special Roadburn performance here. Wear Your Wounds live will feature Bannon joined on stage by musicians Mike McKenzie, Chris Maggio, Adam McGrath (Cave In, Zozobra, Nomad Stones), and Sean Martin. Wear Your Wounds have announced additional European tour dates which can be found below.
Stay tuned for pre-order info to come soon.
WEAR YOUR WOUNDS, ON TOUR:
21.04.17 Switzerland Pratteln @ Z7 w/ Crippled Black Phoenix
22.04.17 Netherlands Tilburg @ Roadburn Festival
23.04.17 Germany Karlsruhe @ Dude Fest
24.04.17 Switzerland Zürich @ Bogen F w/ Chelsea Wolfe
25.04.17 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau
26.04.17 Czech Rep Prague @ Futurum w/ Chelsea Wolfe
27.04.17 Germany Berlin @ Berghain w/ Chelsea Wolfe
28.04.17 Germany Hannover @ Mephisto
29.04.17 Germany Köln @ MTC
30.04.17 UK London @ Desertfest
WYW, Track Listing:
1. Wear Your Wounds
2. Giving Up
3. Iron Rose
4. Hard Road to Heaven
5. Best Cry of Your Life
6. Breaking Point
9. Heavy Blood