Converge frontman Jacob Bannon has announced the details of his new solo project, Wear Your Wounds, with its début album out next April 7th from Bannon’s label Deathwish Inc.
Said to be “the product of years of lo-fi solo recordings” Wear Your Wounds (also stylized as WYW), sees Bannon 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). The music has already been categorized in the vein of Converge’s slower, more doomier, epic compositions, as well as Bannon’s previous work in Supermachiner. Wear Your Wounds draws influences from Swans and early Pink Floyd, Sparklehorse, Songs: Ohia, and others.
Wear Your Wounds will make its live début on April 22nd at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands as part of John Dyer Baizley’s curation. 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.