The Submarines – Honeysuckle Weeks

July 7, 2008

submarinesVery sunny pop from Los Angeles band the Submarines (husband and wife team Jack Drag and Blake Hazard): Honeysuckle Weeks is their second LP, and musically, it’s a fusion of electropop with more traditional guitar based indie pop, with some Beatlesque flourishes. Hazard fields most of the lead vocals, though Drag contributes vocals here and there, too. The lyrics often threaten to enter into the land of the syrupy, but Drag and Hazard are smart and witty enough songwriters to stay on the right side of positivity, so fear not on that front. What they’ve created instead is a soundtrack to a perfect summer day, and what’s wrong with that? Standout cuts: “Submarine Symphonika,” “You Me and the Bourgeoisie,” “The Wake Up Song” and “Brightest Hour.”


3 Responses to “The Submarines – Honeysuckle Weeks”

  1. John Says:

    I really like this album. Thanks for reviewing it because I don’t think I would have ever stumbled upon it.

  2. radiondn Says:

    Great! We got Blake Hazard’s independently released EP and then her debut album produced by Jack Drag at KUMM, so you may or may not remember those albums. She later married Jack Drag and they now comprise the Submarines.

  3. John Says:

    I remembered the name Blake Hazard and I figured it was from my KUMM days but I don’t remember the music.

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