Downloading a few tracks on a whim, I quickly found the husband and wife couple that makes up the Submarines unbelievably catchy pop.
The story of the Submarines goes something like this: super-hottie wife (I am obligated to say so, really) Blake Hazard and later boyfriend, John Dragonetti (Jack Drag), were working seperately and decided to put some things together, here and there. They ended up together and moving to LA. There, things went into the shitter, courtesy of John wanting to get his hands into a lot of other projects, namel film. The couple broke up and started recording a lot of songs about the break up and after getting back together, heard the songs and combined them, making THE BEST break-up/get back together album of 2006.
What I like best about the Submarines is the mix of guy-girl pop. When Blake makes you feel too sensitive, John will rough it back up and then they come together for a great blend. These two need to compose the OC soundtracks from here on out!
Peace & Hate
Download more tracks and get tour dates at the Submarines MySpace page
Buy the album Declare A New State here.
Watch the bands performance on KCRW and get the full story of them falling apart and getting back together HERE.