Published Apr 21, 2015Ontario folkies Inlet Sound have been going strong for six years, but now they're saying goodbye with a final single. Their two-song collection "July" / "Storm Chaser" is out today (April 21), and this will mark the end of the band.
The band issued a statement about their breakup, explaining that "life has intensified on many fronts for each of us — with school, work, goals, plans, and people." In other words, it doesn't seem that there are any hard feelings among the members, and they gave thank-you's to the folks who have helped them along the way.
Their final two songs were recorded in sessions split between Toronto, Guelph, Kingston, Montreal and Berlin. Scroll past the band's farewell statement to hear the tunes at the bottom of this page. They are being released for free via the group's Bandcamp.
Inlet Sound released one full-length album, 2012's The Romantics.
It is with a heavy heart that Inlet Sound has decided to part ways and say goodbye to the last six years of music making together. As life has intensified on many fronts for each of us - with school, work, goals, plans, and people - we felt it was best at this point to move onto our own individual projects and aspirations.
We owe an incredible debt of gratitude to all of the people who allowed us to exist as a band over the last few years: our producer and jack-of-all-trades Laurence Currie; our extended band family of musicians who contributed to many recordings and live-shows - Kate MacLean, Curtis Murphy, Johnny Rowe, Jamie March, Rob McLaren, Andrew Prine, Ian Russell and Matt Cramp; our behind-the-scenes team Matt Fisher, Joanne Setterington, Beth Cavanagh, and many more; our amazing friends and family for constant support and positive reinforcement; and of course all of the music lovers out there who bought our records, came out to shows, and gave meaning to our sweaty uncoordinated on-stage dance moves.
As a parting gift, we've put together a 2-song EP titled July / Storm Chaser that we've slowly built over the last year between Toronto, Guelph, Kingston, Montreal and Berlin and with the help of some great people in our lives. The songs will be available for free download on our website and the gamut of online music sources April 21st.
This may be the end of Inlet Sound for now, but we all hope to continue to create music in our crazy, fragmented lives and share it with the world from our respective locations.
Love & cuddles,
Michael, Sean, Steven & the spirit of Marion Bojangles.