New York City, New York, USA

Inlets marries the darker ornaments of baroque pop with the intimacy of the best lo-fi artists. Having collaborated with and played for My Brightest Diamond, DM Stith, Angel Deradoorian, and Department of Eagles among others, Inlets' is slated to release their first LP via 2Syllable in April '10.


Bedroom-fidelity recordings are rarely about stressing the details, but Sebastian Krueger's Inlets is an exception. A worrier, childhood choir member, and unfocused student of many instruments -clarinet, piano, guitar, banjo, the list goes on- Krueger marries the darker ornaments of baroque pop with the intimacy of the best lo-fi artists. Working out of a small Brooklyn apartment, he nervously incubates songs over the course of months, creating short and polished suites. He is a panicked perfectionist working in an imperfect environment.

Thanksgiving of 2006 brought the free online release of Inlets' first offering, The Vestibule EP, an eight-song collection that won praise from a laundry list of influential music blogs like Stereogum, Gorilla vs Bear, Said The Gramophone, and Le Blogotheque. Framed by eclectic layers of clustered woodwinds, brass, and percussive guitars, the record captured a personal and raw enterprise. The self-released Vestibule EP has since been downloaded over 40,000 times.

Rather than lose himself in the attention, Krueger dug in and began the slow process of writing an ambitious collection of new songs. Now, with a new album nearing set for release in April '10, the material picks up where Vestibule left off, but the scope is wider and the hues are sharper, exploring themes as diverse as atheism to municipal light pollution. Krueger has honed his ability to create drama with a short burst of strings and discord out of jangly cheap guitars.

Throughout the process of recording the new album, Krueger has remained a busy collaborator, assisting My Brightest Diamond with woodwinds, playing banjo with Feist on Saturday Night Live, and contributing to records by DM Stith and Marla Hansen. He has also been privileged to rely on help from Beirut (with whom Inlets has performed twice), Department of Eagles, Sufjan Stevens, and Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors.


Vestibule EP - Nov 2006
Released for free @

Singles- Pictures of Trees, Roots on Sidewalks, Your Good Arm,3324

Forthcoming LP on 2Syllable Records- April 2010

Set List

Junk (Paul McCartney cover)
Roots on Sidewalks
Your Good Arm
Sunfed Shapes
Pictures of Trees
You are an Effigy