JACOB BANNON: REMEMBERING TO WEAR YOUR WOUNDS AT DESERTFEST 2017!
An on-off project for Converge’s Jacob Bannon since the mid ‘00s, Wear You Wounds has been somewhat of a slow burner. Until now. Gearing up to release the debut album ‘WYW’ on his own Deathwish Inc. in April 2017, Mr Bannon will be making a delightful first appearance with a performance from the collective bearing those same initials for us in Camden.
Emotionally gripping, yet intricately crafted, Bannon’s latest musical visions are brought to life on record with the aid of 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). Mashing the contemplative, thought-provoking, yet sonically vast soundscapes of the likes of Godflesh, Pink Floyd and Amon Duul into a blender of electronic, sample-strewn might, who knows how this will truly play out live on stage.
One thing’s for sure though, if the intensity of Converge’s live shows and the beautiful, yet sinisterly uneasy chemistry distilled by Supermachiner (another Bannon pastime) are anything to go by, this isn’t a performance you’ll be wanting to pass up in a hurry.
Don’t forget to Wear Your Wounds this April, at Desertfest 2017.
Words: Pete Green