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Dream Together - CD and digital album

Their sixth album, the band follow up their critically-acclaimed albums "Of Love And Loss" and "Angels" (Best Albums of the Year, 2013 & 2015 - Ground Control Magazine) with this breathtaking new work. "Eclectic, steadfast, powerful" - PopMatters. CD includes beautiful 20-page booklet with lyrics, vintage photos and narrative poems in the style of a Victorian book of verses.

 

BIPOLAR EXPLORER- DREAM TOGETHER
Review by Raphael Duprez
January 17, 2017
Dans Chroniques
Indiemusic (France)


"New York’s Bipolar Explorer offers a new album, their sixth, Dream Together (Slugg Records) which is as much a reverie as a dream burning and crawling gently under our bare skins. In perpetual search for the discovery of the unknown, the trio delivers a work as simple as it is majestic and pure.

The guitars charged with reverb and delay, voices and choruses distant but warm, all in an atmosphere as moist as light, like a refreshing breeze before the storm. Daring and emotionally naked, doubtless this record may undo some. But we must yield to the temptation, the inexorable attraction of these magical and nostalgic, deep and milky songs.

Alternatingly dark ("Thirteen", “View”), angelic and aerial (“Dream 3”), painful and urgent (“She Hears You Calling”), catching and cathartic, the album closes with the ten-minute epic "To The Other Half Of The Sky” - loaded with palpable electricity as well as an ultimate tour de force in softness - the group relaxing its muscles and leaving notes hovering long after its ultimate resonances.

Devilishly endearing, Dream Together offers that rare possibility for us to traverse vast lands, leaving so primordial a place for our imagination, all by means of sonics that are literally enveloping and vibrating. A LP that is drunk, slowly, to better quench thirst. A walk through the clouds, without worrying about the next day..."   ( - excerpt, translated from the original French)



Electric Hymnal - CD

With beautiful artwork featuring the gorgeous cover by Michael Creese and layout by Tony Astone, a sixteen track collection of devotional songs and spoken word - a meditation and sonic prayer for the group's fallen bandmate, Michael's truelove and partner, Summer Serafin. Released on Slugg Records in a limited edition CD only (no digital) in a one-time only pressing and for free. A gift of faith, as gifts are meant to be imparted. Contact the group directly (free copies are avail only via the band, not our distribution partners or label) and send SASE to address provided. We can also tell you that the band is already at work on another full length album - "Dream Together" - to be released on Slugg Records in early September in both CD and digital formats avail everywhere and they will let you pay for that one. (smile) With love & faith - BPX

We'll All Go Together (Wild Mountain Thyme) - Digital-Only Single

Bipolar Explorer's dreampop arrangement of traditional Scottish folk song "We'll All Go Together" (Wild Mountain Thyme). c/p 2016 Slugg Records.

Recorded, mixed and produced on March 18th, 2016 in memory of the group's fallen bandmate, my love and partner, Summer Lindsay Serafin who passed away after a tragic accident on this day in 2011. With love forever.

Michael Serafin-Wells
New York City
March 18, 2016

Angels - CD and mp3 album

Ground Control Magazine Album of the Year!

"01.) Bipolar Explorer – Angels – (Slugg Records): The New York City minimalist indie rock band continues to capture my attention with their ongoing stream of super-consciousness musical tributes to their fallen band member, Summer Serafin. Angels feels and sounds like a visitation of angels has descended upon, and electrified these men as they express their emotions of memory and loss. This is what music fueled by raw love and emotions sounds like. The single, “Angels,” is definitely my very favorite song of the entire year! Bipolar Explorer remain my number one small label indie band to keep an eye on for future greatness.” - Ground Control Magazine - Daryl Darko Barnett - Publisher & Contributing Editor, Bill Adams - Editor-in-Chief

Hailed as "eclectic, steadfast and powerful" (PopMatters) and "taut, urgent and altogether haunting" (Ground Control) NYC's Bipolar Explorer follow up their acclaimed double-record "Of Love and Loss" (Slugg Records, 2012) with this powerhouse EP - an electrifying and evocative collection of five new songs - recorded, according to the band, "live, noisily and in a hurry" at their studio in Hell's Kitchen.

BPXmas - EP - CD and digital download

The band's Christmas record, featuring one new original composition and new arrangements of four traditional carols. "Brilliant- ranging from moody shoegaze to jangly dreampop with a sturdy bit of the ruins of CBGB’s undergirding the lot .." (Ground Control Magazine)

Of Love and Loss - Double-Album (2 cds and/or digital download)

The band's double-album, of, for and about their fallen bandmate, Michael's love and partner, Summer Serafin. "Best Albums of the Year" in Ground Control Magazine who called it "the most significantly stirring and addictive musical accomplishment we've come across in some time..."