Los Angeles-based indie pop duo The Submarines will join French new wave sensation Nouvelle Vague on a North American tour this fall, beginning in Vancouver on September 5 and wrapping in Miami on September 23.
In other news, The Submarines recorded an iTunes session with famed indie rock producer Adam Lassus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Yo La Tengo), which will be available this Fall. In addition to alternative version of songs from Declare a New State!. The Submarines recorded covers of Galaxie 500’s “Tugboat” and Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset.”
Also, the band recently completed “The Submarines Remix Project.” They sent out songs from the album to friends and favorite musicians/remixers for prospective collaboration. Artists like Styrofoam (collaborator with Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard and American Analog Set’s Andrew Kenny), Nobody (remixer of the Postal Service), Console of the Notwist, Morgan Page (Coldplay, Imogen Heep) and Dutch indie rocker Solex all loved what they heard and offered to put their unique stamps on new reinterpretations on the songs. These remixes will be available digitally in the Fall.
A sonically exhilarating parallel journey of two songwriters going through the same heartbreaking experience, Declare A New State resulted from Hazard and Dragonetti’s break-up; the split triggered a prolific period of songwriting and recording for both-a process that would eventually bring them back to each other again.
Tour dates are as follows:
Tuesday, 9/05/06 Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
Wednesday, 09/06/06 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Thursday, 09/07/06 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Friday, 09/08/06 Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box @ Fonda
Monday, 09/11/06 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Wednesday, 09/13/06 Chicago, IL @ Metro / Smart Bar
Friday, 09/15/06 Montreal, QB @ Club Soda
Saturday, 09/16/06 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Sunday, 09/17/06 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Tuesday, 09/19/06 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thursday, 09/21/06 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Friday, 09/22/06 Orlando, FL
Saturday, 09/23/06 Miami, FL @ Studio A