listen to Bosse-de-Nage’s genre-defying ‘All Fours’ in full
by Andrew Sacher
Bosse-de-Nage have been making qualiy records for a while now (their 2011 LP was one of our favorite heavy records of that year), and this past spring they put out their fourth full length, All Fours, on Profound Lore / The Flenser. Like their Bay Area pals Deafheaven, who they have a split and share a producer with (the great Jack Shirley), BDN are influenced by black metal but it doesn’t start and end there. All Fours is really just as much (maybe more) of a post-hardcore album as BM; one that would fit nicely alongside other Jack Shirley-produced bands in that realm (Loma Prieta, State Faults, Frameworks). BDN have also gotten more than one Slint comparison during their career, and the nine-minute “Washerwoman” on this album is a dead ringer for that band. If you’re into genre-defying heavy music of any kind, you owe it to yourself to check this out.
Bosse-de-Nage don’t appear to tour outside of California very often, but let’s hope they do make it over to NYC sometime soon. Meanwhile, stream All Fours below…