The Submarines To Release 'Shoelaces EP' On December 20th
Los Angeles duo The Submarines—Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti—are celebrating the holidays with the release of a new 6-track EP. Out December 20th, the Shoelaces Ep features stripped-down versions of “Shoelaces” and “Fire” (from their latest critically-acclaimed album Love Notes/Letter Bombs), covers of New Order’s “Your Silent Face” and Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey,” and a re-worked and slowed-down version of the band’s most popular track to date, “You, Me And The Bourgeoisie,” recorded at Eagle Rock, CA studio The Ship. For this week only, the full EP is streaming exclusively at PasteMagazine.com.
Of the stripped versions of “Shoelaces” and “Fire,” Hazard says, “The original tracks seemed to hatch almost fully formed in the studio, with most of the instrumentation arranged and recorded before the lyrics. After months of touring and sometimes getting to play stripped-down versions of the songs, we really wanted to capture this simpler sound of two people playing in a room together. Going back and sort of reconstructing them felt more intimate and connected--just a very different feel from the big-beat versions.”
The Shoelaces EP is currently available for pre-order in iTunes, with a physical version being sold through the band’s webstore. Fans who purchase the EP through the band’s online store (here) also receive a free pair of Submarines-themed shoelaces (yes, real shoelaces!).
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Additionally, the band stopped by Daytrotter’s Rock Island studios over the summer to record a live session of tracks from Love Notes/Letter Bombs. The session is up now at Daytrotter.com here: http://bit.ly/uG8Wdx.
The Submarines are also keeping busy with side projects. Hazard is currently working on a new solo album in New York City, while Dragonetti just finished scoring the upcoming film We Are Legion, a documentary about Anonymous and hacktivism. (Watch the trailer here: http://bit.ly/vuTkpO.)
Stay tuned for more news and live show information from The Submarines.
Shoelaces EP tracklisting:
1. Shoelaces (album version)
2. Just Like Honey (Jesus & Mary Chain cover)
3. Your Silent Face (New Order cover)
4. Shoelaces (Folked Up 4-Track Version)
5. Fire (Folked Out 4-Track Version)
6. You, Me And The Bourgeoisie (The Ship Session)
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