Back in March I received a review copy of The Submarine‘s album Honeysuckle Weeks. I really enjoyed it and became a big fan although I was unable to attend their concert (though I was given some tickets to give away on my blog).
The Submarines, which remind me of another man/woman band pairing, Mates of State (whom John and I got to see at The Plaza Club in 2006), are John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard.
They recently hit it big (with Apple fanboys and girls at least) with their song You Me and the Bourgeoisie being featured and sampled in some of the latest iPhone commercials. They’ve also got a few of their tunes on prime time television shows such as Gossip Girl.
The Subs, who are on the Vancouver-based label Nettwerk, are also giving back, having recently launched a partnership with Toms Shoes (the online shoe company I wrote about in my Hanson interview that donates pairs of shoes to children in need across the globe).
They are also taking part in Just Like Heaven, a Cure tribute album that will be released in January 2009, by covering Boys Don’t Cry.
You can purchase The Submarines‘ music online and on iTunes. I don’t see any current tour plans to return to these parts although you can keep up to date on their globetrotting through their blog.