NEWS

Advance Reviews for "Deux Anges" 

The band are very excited about the imminent release of their new album, their 9th, Deux Anges, on November 13th. As advance copies have made their way into the hands of radio and music journalist folks, kind words have been spilling in. A few below:

“Mysterious. Otherworldly. An emotional musical journey." 
-Carson Street, KFJC (California) 

"Thick dark atmospherics. Glistening guitars. Deep-under-water vocals." 
-Dave Mandl (WFMU, The Wire Magazine, et al.) 

“The announcement of a new Bipolar Explorer album is always, to us, a surprise as formidable as it is pleasant. Indeed, this project, which we’ve been loving for several years now, has never tried to do the same work twice, slow rock movements on which Summer, Sylvia and Michael lay their spontaneous inspirations. Drawing ideas from the realm of dreams, as well as the deeper, more refined confrontation with reality, through a softness full of wisdom and contemplation, Bipolar Explorer is a call for renaissance, a refusal of passivity, without any futile anger. An introduction to the inner and spiritual dream, the first excerpt, ”Santa Barbara”, with its hypersensitive contours, goes beyond our hopes and dreams, while found sounds from an indescribable place and the musicians’, pure and unique, meet. DEUX ANGES is released on November 13th.” 
-Raphael Duprez, Punktum (France)

KFJC's Bipolar Explorer Special 

The band is completely overwhelmed by Carson Street's thoughtful, sweeping, epic three-hour tribute yesterday on KFJC.

Track list below.

Thank you, Carson, and everyone at California's great KFJC 89.7fm!

The Bipolar Explorer Special on KFJC's "Eclectic Avenue" hosted by Carson Street

1- Letter To The Darkest Star 

2- Ocean 

3- Out 

4- Sometimes in Dreams 

5- Any Day 

6- So Anyway 

7- Building The Shrine 

8- Forever After Montage 

9- Radioside 

10- View 

11- Along Those Lines 

12- All 

13- Angels 

14- Sunset Crush 

15- Spiritus 

16- Corinthians 

17- Sunday 2:37am 

18- eleven:eleven 

19- It’s Christmas, Sweetheart 

20- The First Noel 

21- In The Bleak Midwinter 

22- Silent Night 

23- Emergent 

24- Back To You 

25- The Night 

26- Dark Lullaby 

27- Treasure 

28- Spring Storm 

29- Infinity Hall 

30- Starry Messenger 

31- San Simeon 

32- A Place

KFJC Special Broadcast 

California's great KFJC 89.7 FM will broadcast a three hour special about the band on Saturday September 19th, noon to 3pm Pacific Time, the station's legendary Carson Street, hosting. 

The first two hours will look back over our first eight albums before turning in the third hour to premiere tracks from our upcoming 9th album, Deux Anges

More news, soon...

KFJC Radio - Northern California  

Okay... so a dear NorCal friend excitedly called us over the weekend to say we were on the great KFJC 89.7 FM . 

It turned out to be a rebroadcast but we reached out to the DJ and he let us know that the station had fully embraced our album TIL MORNING, playing tracks nearly 50 times, encompassing almost the entire album, contemporaneous with its release from January-March 2019. 

Holy cow! How did we miss this?! And HUGE thanks to KFJC! We've got another one - another double-album - DEUX ANGES, coming. 

Seriously, guys - we're bowled over. Thank you!

 

Dark Outside Broadcast - June 13 

The band is delighted to be participating in tomorrow's Dark Outside - the UK experimental radio broadcast. 

Further_In will host the event, streaming it online beginning tomorrow, Saturday June 13th, noon GMT until the wee hours on Sunday morning. 

Our new work, The Storm Passes, will have its debut in there somewhere. 

The entire program is always amazing. Tune in at furtherin.live .

Radio News 

The band were super honored over the last week to have both been featured on the great Mary Wing's Wednesday afternoon program on WFMU and on Saturday to have contributed a new track for the UK's special extra edition of The Dark Outside.

Ms. Wing featured the band's song "Ocean" (from 2018's double-album Sometimes in Dreams) in her closing set (between Echo and The Bunnymen and Iggy Pop). You can hear the entire program here.

Meanwhile in Britain, a special bonus Dark Outside - the venerable experimental music broadcast event usually presented only once annually and without online component - went live a second time with an entire new 15plus hours of never before heard recordings composed and assembled specifically for the event and broadcast live on Further_In from Noon GMT, yesterday May 2 into the wee hours of May 3rd.

The band's Gil Scott-Heron-esquely entitled "The Quarantine Will Not Be Televised" - a sound collage of field recordings under organ, synth, guitar and spoken word - composed and assembled by Michael and recorded by the band especially for the event, debuted around the 12 hour mark. The band, as listeners themselves, found the entire broadcast event absolutely stunning and remain very proud and honored to have been included in such an august company of artists.

Thanks again to Mary Wing, WFMU, Stuart, Dark Outside, and Further_In.

Dutch Radio 

The Netherland's great Radio Hoogeveen featured the band again on their terrific post-rock show DeMist, last Friday night.

The band's new single - eleven:eleven - comes in the second half hour. Hear the show its entirety here.

Thank you, Niels and everyone at DeMist!

Dutch Radio - Today! 

The band's new single - eleven:eleven - will be broadcast on Dutch Radio today by The Netherlands's wonderful post-rock show DeMist. Tune in online live and/or listen back on the archive, we'll post that link as soon as it's up. Thanks, guys!

Interview with Michael 

Canadian podcast, Limbocast, devoted the hour on Saturday to an extensive interview with Michael, on the heels of the release of the band's new single, eleven:eleven , and as the group continues work on their 9th album, Deux Anges (expected release later this year on Slugg Records).

Hear the podcast in its entirety here and read the transcript there.