Samara Lubelski

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Samara Lubelski
Samara Lubelski
Samara Lubelski playing at Centro de Artes Visuais in Coimbra, Portugal on Feb. 1, 2013
Background information
Genres Indie rock, psych-folk, post-rock
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, engineer
Instruments Violin, guitar, bass, vocals
Labels The Social Registry, De Stijl, Ecstatic Peace!, Ultra Eczema
Associated acts Of a Mesh, The Salmon Skin, Pacer, The Sonora Pine, Hall of Fame, The Tower Recordings, Metal Mountains, Chelsea Light Moving, Thurston Moore, Fahrenheit 451, The Fiery Furnaces, White Magic, God Is My Co-Pilot, Metabolismus, Graham Lambkin, Tara Jane O'Neil, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Mouthus, Sightings, Ed Chang & Blindfold, Willie Lane, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Spectre Folk, The Bummer Road, Matt Valentine, MV & EE

Samara Lubelski is a singer, violinist, guitarist and bassist. She has been a member of numerous bands, including Of a Mesh, Metabolismus, The Salmon Skin, Pacer, The Sonora Pine, Hall of Fame, The Tower Recordings, Metal Mountains and Chelsea Light Moving. Since 2003, she has released seven solo studio albums.

Lubelski is a prolific guest musician, performing (predominantly on violin and occasionally on bass) on dozens of recordings by artists such as The Fiery Furnaces, White Magic, Thurston Moore, God Is My Co-Pilot, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Sightings and MV & EE.

As a recording engineer, she has also worked with bands like Ted Leo and the Pharmacists on Hearts of Oak (2003, Lookout! Records), Black Dice on Creature Comforts and Miles of Smiles (both 2004, DFA Records), Oneida on Secret Wars (2004, Jagjaguwar) and The Wedding (2005, Jagjaguwar), and Baby Dee on Safe Inside the Day (2008, Drag City).


Lubelski grew up in an artistic community in SoHo, New York.[1] She began her career as a violinist, later on expanding into a multi-instrumentalist playing cello, guitar, bass and mellotron.

Lubelski made her solo debut in 2003 with In the Valley, followed by six additional full-lengths: The Fleeting Skies in 2004, Spectacular of Passages in 2005, Parallel Suns in 2007, Future Slip in 2009, Wavelength in 2012[2] and String Cycle in 2014.

In 2006, Belgian tape label Sloow Tapes issued a single-sided cassette, Quartet. A live album, Unrock Series – 19.11.2009, was released in 2010. The album Sunday Night, Sunday Afternoon was released as a duo with Marcia Bassett in 2012.

She played in a trio called Metal Mountains, who released their debut album, "Golden Trees", in January 2011.


Studio albums[edit]

  • In the Valley (2003, Child of Microtones)
  • The Fleeting Skies (2004, The Social Registry)
  • Spectacular of Passages (2005, De Stijl)
  • Parallel Suns (2007, The Social Registry)
  • Future Slip (2009, Ecstatic Peace!)
  • Wavelength (2012, De Stijl)
  • String Cycle (2014, Ultra Eczema)

Live albums[edit]

  • Unrock Series - 19.11.2009 (2010, Unsound Recordings)


  • "Did You See?"/"Spectacular of Passages" 7" (2009, Time-Lag Records)


  • Quartet single-sided cassette (2006, Sloow Tapes)

Albums with Of a Mesh[edit]

  • Of a Mesh 12" EP (1986, Black Afternoon Records)
  • Broken 12" EP (1987, 109 Records)

Albums with Metabolismus[edit]

  • Grounded (1994, Swamp Flower Records) - violin
  • Anthem of the Moon (1998, Catatonic Records)
  • Sprießwärtsdrall (1998, Amish Records)

Albums with Pacer[edit]

  • Pacer 10" EP (1994, Remora/Bear)

Albums with The Sonora Pine[edit]

Albums with Hall of Fame[edit]

  • Hall of Fame (1996, Amish Recordings)
  • First Came Love, Then Came the Tree (1999, Amish Recordings)
  • Hall of Fame (2000, Siltbreeze)
  • Paradise Now (2004, The Social Registry)

Albums with The Tower Recordings[edit]

  • The Folk Scene (2001, Shrat Field Recordings)
  • The Futuristic Folk of the Tower Recordings Volumes 1 & 2 (2004, Time-Lag Records)
  • The Galaxies' Incredibly Sensual Transmission Field of the Tower Recordings (2004, Communion Label)
  • Message from the Celestial Explosions (2004, Holoscanner Consciousness)

Albums with Metal Mountains[edit]

  • Golden Trees (2011, Amish Records)

Albums as Marcia Bassett/Samara Lubelski[edit]

  • Sunday Night, Sunday Afternoon (2012, Kye)
  • 110 Livingston St. (2015, Golden Lab)

Albums with Chelsea Light Moving[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Picture Show by Ed Chang & Blindfold (1994, Jiffy Boy Records) - violin
  • Mir Shlufn Nisht by God Is My Co-Pilot (1994, Avant Records) - violin
  • The Gothic Years and Beyond (recorded 1987) by Fahrenheit 451 (2000, Cleopatra Records) - violin
  • Peregrine by Tara Jane O'Neil (2000, Quarterstick Records) - violin
  • In the Sun Lines by Tara Jane O'Neil (2001, Quarterstick Records) - violin
  • Space Chanteys by Matt Valentine (2002, Fringes Recordings) - violin, bass
  • Blueberry Boat by The Fiery Furnaces (2004, Rough Trade) - violin, engineering, mixing
  • Arrived in Gold by Sightings (2004, Load Records) - violin, engineering
  • The Cowboy's Road by The Bummer Road (2006, Child of Microtones)
  • Deep Space Circuit (live) by The Bummer Road (2006, Child of Microtones) - violin, bass
  • Suncatcher Mountain by The Bummer Road (2006, Child of Microtones) - violin, percussion
  • America Mystica by Jackie-O Motherfucker (2006, Very Friendly/Dirter Promotions) - violin
  • Candyland (live) by Jackie-O Motherfucker (2006, self-released) - violin
  • The Long Salt by Mouthus (2006, Important Records) - violin, vocals
  • Green Blues by MV & EE with The Bummer Road (2006, Ecstatic Peace!) - violin, bass
  • Mother of Thousands by MV & EE with The Bummer Road (2006, Time-Lag Records) - violin, bass
  • Dat Rosa Mel Apibus by White Magic (2006, Drag City) - violin
  • Gettin' Gone by MV & EE with The Golden Road (2007, Ecstatic Peace!) - bass
  • Iron Brew (live) by MV & EE (2007, Heroine Celestial Agriculture)
  • Trees Outside the Academy by Thurston Moore (2007, Ecstatic Peace!) - violin
  • Total Loss Songs by MV & EE (2008, Three Lobed Recordings) - violin, bass
  • Astral Bleachers, Big Moment - Pete's Picks Volume One (live) by MV & EE with The Golden Road (2008, Child of Microtones/Ecstatic Peace!)
  • Sniffin' Glue (live) by MV & EE (2008, Heroine Celestial Agriculture) - violin, bass
  • Freedom Fries (live) by MV & EE (2008, Heroine Celestial Agriculture) - violin, bass
  • Softly Softly Copy Copy by Graham Lambkin (2009, Kye) - violin
  • Known Quantity by Willie Lane (2009, Cord-Art, 2009) - bass
  • Road Trips by MV & EE (2009, Blackest Rainbow) - violin, bass
  • Bollywoe by MV & EE (2010, Child of Microtones) - bass
  • Demolished Thoughts by Thurston Moore (2011, Matador Records) - violin
  • The Tingle of Casual Danger by Sunburned Hand of the Man (2012, Manhand) - violin
  • Sun Gift Earth cassette by Thurston Moore (2014, Blank Editions) - bass, violin


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