Wear Your Wounds: Roadburn 2017 Will Show A Different Side of Jacob Bannon

In 2016, Converge treated us to two outstanding special shows, playing Jane Doe in full and performing with the Blood Moon ensemble. We were so blown away by the way the band merged with the Roadburn ideals and instinctively realised their connection to the festival, that we had to make something happen on the Converge front for 2017 once again.

Thus, enter Wear Your Wounds – vocalist Jacob Bannon‘s intensely personal project, an outlet he has been quietly feeding over the years, a repository for his lo-fi solo recordings that will now finally see the light. Wear Your Wounds will perform as part of John Dyer Baizley’s curation.

Scheduled for April 7, just a couple of weeks before Roadburn, Wear Your Wounds‘ first self-titled full length has us sitting on our hands with excitement. There was a brief taste to be had, of what this could be, via the split with Revelator (none other than Ben Chisholm, a member of the Blood Moon family) which featured an amazingly atmospheric song called ‘Adrift In You’, but the truth is that we will just have to wait and see.

John gives us a bit more insight:

“It is a great honor to bring Wear Your Wounds to Europe for their first ever shows with 2017’s Roadburn. I have always considered myself extremely lucky to have spent the majority of my life involved with DIY music. One of the many wonderful things it has given me are the many friendships I’ve made on the great variety of tours Baroness has done. I met Jake Bannon (Wear Your Wounds) when I toured with Converge in 2008. Since that time, we have remained friends, we have collaborated on several projects together, and have, at times, given each other early insight into our various musical and visual projects. I was lucky enough to have heard a preview of Wear Your Wounds a few years ago while Jake was assembling the nascent, yet vast tapestry of sounds and songs he will be releasing April 7, 2017, two weeks prior to Roadburn.

“With this upcoming release we will gain further insight to Jake’s ever-evolving sense of artistry through sound, along with a huge list of incredible collaborators. Throw any and all assumptions aside; this is an expectation-destroying album, one which just so happens to be right up my alley, musically speaking. I’ve never seen them perform (who has, really?) so it goes without saying that I will be front and center for this moment. The lineup for Wear Your Wounds will include the following, in addition to Jake Bannon himself: Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum), Mike Mckenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller) Adam McGrath (Cave In, Zozobra, Nomad Stones), and Sean Martin (Hatebreed, Twitching Tongues, Kid Cudi, Cage). Don’t let that list fool you, THIS IS NOT A SUPERGROUP, but its hard to deny the talent and power within those musicians and collaborators. Please don’t miss the opportunity to witness their first-ever performance.”

The other side of Jacob Bannon, Wear Your Wounds, will reveal itself in full at Roadburn 2017 on Saturday, April 22 at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!

José Carlos Santos, November 2016

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