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"Brilliant. Ranging from moody shoegaze to jangly dreampop with a sturdy bit of the ruins of CBGB's undergirding the lot."
- Ground Control Magazine

ABOUT THIS RELEASE: 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.

As ever, this record is of, for and about our fallen bandmate, my love and partner, Summer Lindsay Serafin (11/13/79 – 3/18/11). “She was like that device they use in open heart surgery that cracks your chest open and holds it gaping, wide, so you can be healed. That fragile little muscle, scarred and scared and on the verge of giving out, giving up, held now, tenderly, in her expert hands, beneath her loving, healing gaze. Love you forever. Goodnight, little sweetheart... -Michael Serafin-Wells, New York City - December 2014

ABOUT THE BAND: Their double-album "Of Love and Loss" honored in the Critics Poll of Best Albums of 2013 by Ground Control Magazine, hailed as "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 we've come across in some time", as "taut, emotional, urgent and altogether haunting" in the same publication's original May 2013 review and by PopMatters as "eclectic, steadfast and powerful - making new and truthful music", Bipolar Explorer are an NYC-based minimalist indie rock group featuring Summer Serafin (vocals), former Uncle frontman Michael Serafin-Wells (lead guitar & vocals, bass and percussion), Jason Sutherland (guitar & backing vocals) and occasional guests. The drummerless group - once quoted as being “basically not-quite-former punkrockers who decided to try playing not so damn loud and without a drummer, partly out of necessity and partly to see if we liked it” - have closed out 2014 both with the completion of this album and a Christmas EP, "BPXmas" (Slugg Records, Dec 2014), which Ground Control called "Brilliant. Ranging from moody shoegaze to jangly dreampop with a sturdy bit of the ruins of CBGB's undergirding the lot. Maybe more Joy Division than Joy to the World, but that might actually be a good thing..."

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released January 1, 2015

Summer Serafin - vocals
Michael Serafin-Wells - guitars, bass, vocals, percussion
Jason Sutherland - guitar, backing vocals
(... guitarist emeritus hiatus - Sean Lahey)

Produced by Bipolar Explorer
Cover: "Walk Onward" by Elizabeth Gadd (used with artist's permission)
Graphics: Meredith Zinner
Art direction: Sean Lahey
Photos: Scott Bezsylko
Mastering: Scott Craggs – Old Colony

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Bipolar Explorer New York, New York

Cited by Ground Control (Best Albums of the Year) as "taut, emotional, urgent and altogether haunting" and PopMatters as "eclectic, steadfast and powerful, Bipolar Explorer are an NYC-based minimalist indie dreampop band featuring Summer Serafin (vocals), former Uncle frontman Michael Serafin-Wells (lead guitar & vocals, bass), Jason Sutherland (guitar & backing vocals) and occasional guests. ... more

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Track Name: You Are
And you're everywhere

In everything

You're all I know

I wait for you

In everyplace that I can go

Hear you sing to me

From some sweet somewhere

Close my eyes to see

All I wanna be is with you there

And your name is love

And your soul is true

And everything you told me

Is just what I'll do

And everyday is faith

That I'll find you where

The earth meets the sky

Where your soul and mine

Meet the air

Where you are

And it's okay now

Just to say now

Any day now

We'll find our way how

To where you are

Hallelu!
Track Name: All
And every word
And everywhere
And every thought
And every prayer
And every road
And every thing
Whatever hope
Could ever bring

Just so ya know…

And every place
And every trial
And every face
And every mile
And everyone
And every line
With every sun
The fault’s all mine

Just so ya know…
All and all…

And everyday
And every year
And every breath
And every tear
And every step
And every time
And every dream
I live behind

Just so ya know…
All and all
Track Name: Angels
Call the angels in for free

Let it all come to be

Call the angels in for me

Let it all come to be



Because a lifetime is just not enough

And the earth could never hold me

Because I still need you so much

So let the love that has so blessed us

Finally take me to my rest

And then…



Call the angels in for me

Let it all come to be

Call the angels in for free

Let it all come to be



And I’m so sorry

For every mistake

My heart just breaks

To think that could have ever made you cry

It tears me up inside

And everyday now

I pay now

And pray somehow

Please Heaven to allow

Let me find you inside the sky



Call the angels in for me

Let it all come to be

Call the angels in for free

Let it all come to be

Let it all come

Let it all come

Let it all come

Let it all come to be

Call the angels in for me…
Track Name: Can't I Be With You Now?
Can’t I be with you now?
Can’t I be with you now?
Cause you’re my only home
And I’m so all alone
Can’t I be with you now

I’m all the way down
And I just wanna go
I’m all the way down
And I just wanna know

Can’t I be with you now?
‘Cause I just wanna go
And I just wanna know
Know all I know you know
See all you have to show
Go everywhere you go
Can’t I be with you now?

I’m all the way down
And I just wanna go
I’m all the way down
And I want you to…

Can’t I be with you now?
Cause you’re my only home
And I’m so all alone
Can’t I be with you now?
‘Cause I just wanna go
And I just wanna know
Know all I know you know
See all you have to show
Go everywhere you go
Can’t I be with you now?