The Williamsburg, Brooklyn, indie rock quartet The Inklings began in the winter of 2004 as the band behind the music of Dani Linnetz, who had already achieved a degree of notoriety as a nationally touring singer/songwriter. Guitarist Peter Imbres, a member of the Williamsburg-based avant folk band Royal Nonesuch and leader of The No Name All-Stars recording project, and bassist Eli Schneider, formerly of Zealrecords' Timesbold and also in Royal Nonesuch, had previously collaborated with Linnetz on her first full band recording, Caller Seventeen (Sly Dog Records, 2004), and Imbres had toured with her briefly on lead guitar. The move from backing up Linnetz's solo project and forming The Inklings came to fruition when she reconnected with a friend she knew from her time living in San Francisco, drummer Mark Willey, who was then playing with the NYC instrumental band Lojazar.
There are other bands that share the name "The Inklings." The Atlanta, GA indie pop band The Inklings began in the early 1990s, breaking up in the late 1990s. Their only album was called Room on Venus. Lead singer Kathy Dare has continued to perform in the Atlanta area.
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