Critic's Pick - Best Albums of the Year (Ground Control Magazine), this double-record is of, for and about the group's fallen bandmate, MIchael's Love & Partner, Summer Serafin. From NYC's premiere Minimalist Indie Rock band...
Honored in the Critics Poll of Best Albums of 2013 by Ground Control Magazine as "the most heart-stirring album of the year, it feels and sounds like music that is really from inside someone's own skin, skeleton, bloodstream and remains the most significantly stirring and addictive musical accomplishment I've come across in some time", OF LOVE AND LOSS (Slugg Records) is the second record from NYC's minimalist indie rock band, Bipolar Explorer.
A double-record, OF LOVE AND LOSS, is both a testament and tribute to their fallen bandmate, Michael's Love and Partner, Summer Serafin, who died, tragically, from injuries after an accidental fall.
The record is an eclectic mix of the studio recordings made with Summer on dual-vocals and the home ones written and recorded by Michael after her passing. Of, for and about Summer, the disparate sounds comprising "Of Love and Loss" seem entirely appropriate given Summer’s own fierce commitment to retaining the immediacy of the band’s demos in all “proper” releases.
Proceeds are marked for the memorial fund in Summer’s name: Summer Serafin Memorial Transplant Fund, c/o University of Minnesota, Minnesota Medical Foundation, PO Box 64001, St. Paul, MN 55164-0001.