Song of the Day: Factory Floor - Bipolar

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is Bipolar by Factory Floor from the 2008 limited orange vinyl 7″ (only 500 copies made!) on Outside Sound.

Factory Floor - Bipolar (MP3)

Factory Floor is a fitting title for this UK trio. The industrial, cut-and-paste feel coursing through their songs is comfortable, even given the usually sudden shifts and meanderings. But things haven’t always been comfortable for the band. They experienced a bit of turmoil keeping a steady lineup until the core duo of Gabriel Gurnsey and Mark Harris latched onto bassist Dominic Butler late last year. The personnel changes are somewhat evident when listening to the band’s MySpace page, a fact that speaks both to their versatility and the strength of the core musical ideals being played out. By blending electronic elements with minimalistic textures and post punk, most Factory Floor songs end up far from where they started. Bipolar begins with a fairly unadorned melody that lasts much of the song -- bringing in the smallest of trappings to keep things interesting before arriving at the grand finale of cacophonous sounds and wailing vocals. Flip the 7″ over and you’ll find a different beast. You Were Always Wrong is a wall of sound will little respite, and at this point the variety in their output is just beginning to show itself. Music lovers in the UK can get there fill in the next couple months as Factory Floor takes its sound to the masses.

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