ARTIST / BAND: The Submarines
SONG (MP3): You, Me, & The Bourgeoisie
ALBUM: Honeysuckle Weeks
FILE UNDER: Folk / Shoegaze
INFO: The Submarines are an indie pop band from Los Angeles, California. Working as solo artists in Boston, the two members of the band, John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard, were introduced through a mutual friend. Dragonetti and Hazard soon become romantically involved, and toured Europe together as members of each other's band. The relationship lasted for four years, but ended in the fall of 2004 when the pair moved to L.A. After the break-up, both Hazard and Dragonetti continued writing songs, and because Hazard still recorded her music in Dragonetti's home studio, the pair quickly discovered the songs they had written were about each other and their sadness in having broken up. Knowing this, the duo decided to work on a few songs together and eventually got back together. Declare a New State, The Submarines' first album, is what came out of these recording sessions. The album was mastered by a friend as a wedding present, and released in 2006 on the Nettwerk label.