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The Badger Flies At Dawn

by Adam Rabin

Mistakes 06:14
Bowl of Toes 04:28
Omega Blues 02:24


After three well-regarded albums with prog rockers Elephants of Scotland, Adam Rabin is stepping out to release his first solo album this fall. Over a year in production, this new collection features songs both intended for a new EoS album as well as some specifically written as solo works.

Save for one guitar solo by EoS bandmate Bob Gagnon, Rabin plays all of the instruments himself. The album, free of the rock band conventions, explores different arrangements and styles - Middle Eastern, acoustic, orchestral, and even a jazz standard-like ballad.

Rabin and long-time collaborator Greg Skillman keep the lyrics relatable - not so esoteric or mysterious. The lyrics center around the trials and sacrifices required in claiming, or re-claiming, one’s own identity. With the opening track, “Mistakes,” the singer comes to terms with his own failings and accepts that ultimately there is no such thing as a real mistake. In several of the other songs like the title track and “Trains That Never Come,” the fight for one’s self often involves leaving something behind and moving on.

If you purchase the album here you will get the full album plus a bonus track of music written for the Improvised Weapons podcast, a digital lyric booklet, and download of the album. The CD purchases will be autographed and numbered. There will only be 100 copies of the CD printed.


released October 26, 2018

Written and performed by Adam Rabin with
Greg Skillman - lyrics for "Mistakes," "Trains That Never Come," and "Sending Me Feathers."
Bob Gagnon - electric guitar on "One of a Kind"
Sam Kurnit - voice on "Improvised Weapons"


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Adam Rabin Burlington

Where Prog Rock meets Geek Rock. Adam Rabin is a Vermont songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has also played with Elephants of Scotland, Mailbox, and musical improv troupe She Thicc. You can also hear Adam’s music on the podcasts: Improvised Weapons, Improv Overdrive, What The Hell Are You Watching, and Vermont Favorites. ... more

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