Jacob Bannon’s Wear Your Wounds project will release its debut full-length on April 7th via Deathwish Inc. Today, another single off of the forthcoming album has surfaced; listen to the dark and heavy new song, “Fog,” below.
Wear Your Wounds is the product of years of lo-fi solo recordings that have sat on the backburner until now. On this debut release, WYW, Bannon is joined by guest musicians Kurt Ballou (Converge), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller), Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum), and Sean 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.
Wear Your Wounds will debut in a live setting on April 22nd at Roadburn Festival in 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.
Wear Your Wounds Tour Dates:
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
You can also grab the NN issue featuring an exclusive, unreleased Wear Your Wounds song by clicking the image below.