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Declare a New State

The SubmarinesAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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“When you write about relationships, you can’t do it halfway,” Blake confesses. “I think you really have to be fearless, and of course it's never easy."

The linear thinker versus the abstract thinker. The studio tinkerer versus the bedroom balladeer. Boy versus girl. You versus me. Us versus the world, set against a backdrop of pretty pictures and crazy ... Read more in Amazon's The Submarines Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 20, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • ASIN: B000FJA9Q6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,107 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Declare a New State is the sound of a break-up. It's also the sound of a reunion. In "Clouds," former solo artist Blake Hazard (Little Airplane), the great-great granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald, sings, "Tonight I won't be coming home." Then in "Hope," John Dragonetti, who used to record as Jack Drag, sings, "I should have known you were gonna drift away." The irony is that the making of their debut helped to bring the two Boston-bred, LA-based Submarines back together. Many songs were written separately and each takes the lead on different ones: Hazard on "Ready or Not," Dragonetti on "This Conversation," etc. Then, on "Peace and Hate" and "Modern Inventions," which combine Beach Boy harmonies with Eno electronics, they trade beautifully glitch-bedecked verses. Their voices are even processed so that they merge into one. Perhaps because they were reconciling while making the album, Declare a New State is neither dark nor depressing, but rather bittersweet and optimistic, an effect reinforced as much by the reflective lyrics--"We were writing songs to make ourselves feel better," Hazard has said--as the captivating instrumental choices, like Wurlitzer in "The Good Night" and viola in "Darkest Things." Significantly, the album ends with the words, "We're coming home." --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Ninpo
Format:Audio CD
The Submarines has managed to create a very beautiful and worthwile album. I stumbled upon them while looking for artists similar to Death Cab for Cutie, (I think). Apparently in the beginning stages of the album the two are separted because each song alternates between them. But towards the end of the album must've have been around the time they got back together (you can kind of tell through the lyrics) "the Good Night", "Darkest things". The album in itself seems to be an account of their relationship during the bad times and memories of the good. I'm a big fan of mellow and lyrically upbeat music, and that seems to be one of the aspects of indie music. If you're a fan of Death Cab, the Pale/Pacific, (I know that Death Cab is completely different from the Pale Pacific, but they're both really good) Dntel etc. then you're going to love this cd, if not, then there's something wrong with you (j/k), but seriously there's something wrong with you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Run, don't walk, to get your hands on this release! July 20, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album, released in the latter 1/2 of this year 2006, is destined to be one of my favorites of the year. The band, made up of husband and wife duo Jack Drag and Blake Hazard, are proprietors of very catchy hooks and melodies. Though but a duo, their sounds fill up a room, and make even hard-hearted Indie music snobs cry in their beer with their sweet lyrical tales of broken relationships and reconciliation. It's easy to find oneself listening to this on repeat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Best 2006 July 14, 2006
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This album has already been added to my best of 2006 list. Lovely lyrics matched with enchanting melodies; you will have no problem listening to this album from beginning to end. I highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable album May 27, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I was fortunate to catch this duo as a support act to Nouvelle Vague in 2006 at Webster Hall, New York. I arrived early to see Nouvelle Vague and discovered there was a support act; I was expecting to have to wait patiently though a whole lotta noise by a bunch of unknowns called The Submarines. Boy what a pleasant surprise, If my memory serves me well they opened with the song Peace and Hate and continued the set with songs from Declare A New State! A magic performance. This CD has since become one of my favorites with it's lovely melodies and blending of vocal harmonies creating a fresh and atmospheric sound that oddly seems to match the autumnal artwork on the cover. Do not let this pass you by.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something new for my collection! January 3, 2007
By S. Ross
Format:Audio CD
Love it! Thanks to the FX show Nip/Tuck I have found a new group worth listening to over and over again. In the last scene of the 4th season finale, the entire cast is singing along to the song "Brighter Discontent" and it just gave me goose bumps hearing it. Thankfully I had the show recorded on DVR so I was able to listen to the song multiple times. And after performing a Google search, I was able to track down the artist, and now I'm buying the CD after hearing the other clips on Amazon. What would we do without today's technology? Yeehaw!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album April 25, 2014
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I love the entire album! This is the kind of CD I can listen to over and over and I never get sick of it. I'm surprised they are mainstream, but that might be partially why I am drawn to them.
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