As a member of Hall of Fame, the Sonora Pine, Tower Recordings, Metabolismus, and Jackie-O Motherfucker, multi-talented singer/violinist/guitarist/songwriter/recording engineer/psychedelic pop practitioner Samara Lubelski is no stranger to the avant indie folk scene. After years of playing in bands, she released her solo debut, Fleeting Skies, on the Social Registry label in 2004. She returned in 2005 with another collection of intimate and offbeat pop confections, Spectacular of Passages, while 2007 saw the release of the equally kaleidoscopic Parallel Suns, again on Social Registry. During this time she was an in-demand session musician and engineer, working with artists like Fiery Furnaces, MV & EE, White Magic, and Thurston Moore. Thanks to this last connection, she moved to Moore's Ecstatic Peace! for her 2009 album, Future Slip.
She fit another solo album into her busy schedule in 2012, releasing Wavelength on the De Stijl label. Soon after, she joined Moore's band Chelsea Light Moving and played guitar on their self-titled 2013 album. Around this time she also began playing in a duo with noise guitarist Marcia Bassett and formed the avant-garde trio Augenmusik. Her next album was a solo violin outing on the Ultra Eczema label titled String Cycle. It came out in 2014 and was followed in 2016 by the baroque pop album The Gilded Raid, which was issued by Drawing Room. She continued to be a steady presence on the N.Y.C. music scene and remained a steady collaborator on Thurston Moore's projects, appearing on his 2017 Rock n Roll Consciousness album and joining his live band. That same year, Lubelski's third collaboration with Bassett, Live NYC, was released by Feeding Tube Records. ~ James Christopher Monger