BIPOLAROID

Emerging from the swampy depths of the Louisiana bayou, Bipolaroid plays delta psychedelic music influenced by the likes of Dr. John the Night Tripper, Syd Barrett/Pink Floyd and the 13th Floor Elevators. Delivering odes to time machines, looking glasses, and vampires, the band’s style eclipses both space rockers and more orchestrated pop-psychedelia.

Formed in 2002, Bipolaroid self-released three full-length LP’s before submitting their first efforts for Get Hip Recordings: the “Supernatural Beauty” 7″ and Twin Language LP. The band has since focused its efforts on their latest upcoming full length release, Paint It Blacker, released date to be announced soon, on Get Hip Recordings.

BIPOLAROID
Ben Glover
Vocals, guitar
DC Harbold Bass
Nick Ray Drums

LPs

Transparent Make-Believe (2003)
– Surreal But Kind (SUR-001)

E(i)ther Or (2008)
– Surreal But Kind (SUR-003)

Illusion Fields (2010)
– Surreal But Kind (SUR-004)

Twin Language (2013)
– Get Hip Recordings (GH-1164)
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EPs & Singles

Supernatural Beauty 7″ (2013)
– Get Hip Recordings (GH-257)
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Reviews

Twin Language (2013)

“It’s brutal, yet pristine, a beautiful mess that will leave you gasping.” (4/5 Stars)
Fred Mills | Blurt

“Crammed with short, sharp, eminently tuneful gems”
Neil Hussey | Shindig! Magazine

“Slurred vocals paired with psychedelic lo-fi create music that can weird you out while simultaneously forcing you to dance.”
LeAundra Jeffs | SLUG Magazine

“Balancing an aesthetic evoking a haze of marijuana smoke with a solid backbone of melodic pop, Bipolaroid manages to keep its feet on the ground, but its head firmly in the clouds.”
Michael Toland | The Big Takeover

“Fun stuff all around, with songs like ‘Tonight We Paint the Town’ perfectly capturing the spirit of the original music this quintet so clearly loves. ”
Bart Mendoza | San Diego Troubadour

“Recommended for their balls-out approach, which gets catchier every time it’s played.”
J.J. Syrja | Retroactive KAOS

“[‘Efflorescent Adolescent’] kicks ass. No, seriously. They’re even better than ever.”
Fred Mills | Blurt

“Hazy Love-style psych pop gemstones with sleepy Syd Barrett vocals that are so basic and warm and charming.”
Matt Werts | Razorcake 

Supernatural Beauty 7″ (2012)

“A song that has Syd-era Floyd written all over it”
Simon Lewis | Terrascope

Seriously sunshiny psychedelia
Aquarius Records

Illusion Fields (2010)

“[Singer Ben] Glover and company have created good art that is uniquely strange and, in its own way, beautiful.”
Sam Levine | Offbeat

E(i)ther Or (2008)

“Bipolaroid have musicianship on their side.”
Chris Henderson | HoustonPress

Interviews & Features

“Live: The Second Annual Brooklyn PsychFest at Party XPO”
Eugene Reznik | The L Magazine | Feb. 1, 2011

“Local Psychedelic Rock Band Bipolaroid Explores ‘Illusion Fields’ on New Record”
Keith Spera | The Times Picayune (NOLA.com) | Oct. 22, 2010