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Go Negative

by Bipolar Explorer

Guitar-driven, hyper-literate indie rock. Melodic with punky echoes.
Genre: Rock: Emo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Nervous Set
2:36 $0.99
2. I Forgot
3:49 $0.99
3. Now Hear This!
4:07 $0.99
4. Kelvin Scale
3:40 $0.99
5. Radio
5:08 $0.99
6. Not The Truth
3:29 $0.99
7. Eight Miles Above You
1:03 $0.99
8. Can't See You
2:58 $0.99
9. Lonesome West
5:54 $0.99
10. Last Night's Amusement
3:18 $0.99
11. i and i forgot
4:02 $0.99
12. Wire For George (Better Left Forgotten)
4:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Go Negative" is the debut from Bipolar Explorer - Michael Wells (guitars, bass, vocals) and Yves Gerard (drums, vocals).

It was recorded by Gerard and Tommy Uzzo, who also did the mixes, and features 12 new tunes by Wells, the former guitarist, singer and chief songwriter for NYC-based pop-punksters, Uncle. Gerard, former Patti Rothberg and Better Days drummer, also produced.

The highly infectious melodic, punk-laced, hyper-literate, guitar-driven, "please-don't-call-us-Emo" sounds bring to mind echoes of The Replacements, Husker Du, Guided By Voices, Pavement and mid-period Clash.

It might added that some very healthy mixture of Anglo-American influence, a trans-Atlantic vibe, can be found in much of the music. Possibly one fan may have been put his finger on it recently describing the results as sounding "like (Paul) Westerberg rocking out with the guys from Wire or something."

Yes, that's a GOOD thing.



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T.L.M. in NYC

Dunno how to put it. How does "F*** YEAH!" grab ya?!
Heard the whole record tonight and it blew me away. The songs are great. I especially dig "Not The Truth". And the faster tunes are so well structured and tight. I don't really know how to put it. How does "F*** YEAH" grab you?

T.C. - Manhattan

Reminds me of early Replacements. Awesome.
Been listening. Reminds me of early Replacements, which I always loved. Awesome. Looking forward to seeing you play live.

NMS - London, UK

SO HOT! Simply exquisite. I\'m blown away.
It arrived this morning and I'm loving it. Best songs - Nervous Set, I Forgot, track 11 - (i and i) forgot unplugged - is SO HOT!! It's a real tone shift and lets the real truth and beauty of the lyrics - the moment before resolution - hang over the song, and in the Police-style echoing guitar, you hear the second thoughts and memories. In the bass and drums are the racing heartbeat that underscore choices and regrets - it is simply exquisite. Also really like Kelvin Scale and Not The Truth, which has a lovable Squeeze feeling to it. I'm blown away.

ES - Los Angeles

Intoxicating. Melodic. Raw. Love it love it love it! This is brilliant.
So many songs about not connecting. Disappointment such a recurring theme. Love your voice- (by turns) sardonic, beautiful, angry, sweet, raw, melancholic, sad. "I Forgot" - classic. "Now Hear This" - cool. "Kelvin Scale" - could hear this on the radio. "Radio" - love the chatter at the beginning, love this sound from you. Reminds me of early R.E.M. Intoxicating, melodic. Love it love it love it! This is brilliant.