If you’re only going to buy one Samara Lubelski album this year…Samara Lubelski to release new album Flickers at the Station this May on Drawing Room

If you’re only going to buy one Samara Lubelski album this year…Samara Lubelski to release new album Flickers at the Station this May on Drawing Room
Photo: Steve Thorton

As hackneyed as half that headline might read, it IS a totally valid suggestion considering the artist is question. For many years now, Samara Lubelski has vigorously pursued left-field musical expeditions — playing with acts like Chelsea Light Moving, Hall of Fame, and Tower Recordings; engineering albums by Double Leopards, Ted Leo, and Magik Markers; and lending her considerable bass, violin, and vocal talents to too many recordings to mention. I believe the only other Lubelski-related release of 2018 is her already-sold-out Open Mouth LP with Bill Nace — but hey, it IS only March!

But while Samara Lubelski is an incomparable co-conspirator, news of a forthcoming solo album is something altogether different and dizzying. Flickers at the Station is out May 11 on Drawing Room Records. Recorded with long-time collaborators Metabolismus, this will be her first solo effort since 2016’s The Gilded Raid.

Pre-order Flickers at The Station and listen to the spooky sound world of “Black Dots” here and below. Flickers at The Station tracklisting and a small Samara-tering of live dates follow.

Flickers at The Station tracklisting:

01. Black Dots
02. Circles Bend
03. High Rise
04. Tunnel Visions
05. Mark the Spot
06. The Spiral Spins
07. Sound on Sound
08. Soft Focus
09. The Measure, the Decline
10. Impositions
11. Vacant City

New York state of live:

03.30.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Wonders of Nature #
04.12.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool $
04.19.18 - Queens, NY - Outpost Artists Resources %

# Marcia Bassett/Samara Lubelski & projections by Barry Weisblat w/Spencer Herbst, Bentley Anderson & Mystic Ruler
$ Solo violin set w/Chuck Johnson, Bill Orcutt
% Samara Lubelski/Bill Nace

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