"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.