Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage

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Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage
Deafheaven - Bosse-de-Nage split.jpg
Deafheaven's side of the LP jacket.
EP (split) by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2012 (2012-11-20)
LabelThe Flenser
Deafheaven chronology
Live at The Blacktop
Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage
Bosse-de-Nage chronology
Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage
All Fours

Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage is a split EP between the American, San Francisco Bay Area black metal bands Deafheaven and Bosse-de-Nage. The album was released in an LP format through The Flenser on November 20, 2012.[1] Deafheaven contributed a cover of the post-rock band Mogwai's "Punk Rock" and "Cody" from their 1999 album Come On Die Young, while Bosse-de-Nage contributed the original composition, "A Mimesis of Purpose".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores

Mark Wilson of Exclaim stated that with the Mogwai cover, "Deafheaven continued to push boundaries and blur the lines between black metal, post-rock, shoegaze and drone." He also further wrote: "The song's slow build is relentless without ever getting stale or sacrificing the emotional release so crucial to this style of music, not to mention the dynamics are flawless, with blasting drums, huge, dense walls of sound and screeching, guttural screams that make your blood boil." Wilson also described the Bosse-de-Nage track as "a near-perfect use of dynamics and instrumentation," noting that "the band isn't afraid to branch out and make use of a variety of instruments," despite staying closer to their black metal core than Deafheaven.[3] Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork described the Mogwai cover as "a great fit for Deafheaven, who have a way with extended post-rock hauntings."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side A: Deafheaven
  1. "Punk Rock / Cody" (Mogwai cover) – 10:36
Side B: Bosse-de-Nage
  1. "A Mimesis of Purpose" – 9:02


Additional musicians
  • Astrid J. Smith – violin and string arrangements on "A Mimesis of Purpose"
  • Deafheaven – production on "Punk Rock / Cody"
  • Jack Shirley – production, recording, mixing, mastering on "Punk Rock / Cody"
  • Justin Weis – recording, mixing on "A Mimesis of Purpose"


  1. ^ a b Stosuy, Brandon (October 9, 2012). "Deafheaven: 'Punk Rock'/'Cody' (Mogwai Cover)". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  2. ^ Burton, Brent (February 2013). "Review: Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage". Decibel. Red Flag Media Inc. (100): 92. ISSN 1557-2137.
  3. ^ a b Wilson, Mark (November 27, 2012). "Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage - Split EP • Metal Reviews". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 19, 2013.

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