The Submarines is composed of John Dragonetti, who previously preformed as Jack Drag, and Blake Hazard, great-granddaughter of F.Scott Fitzgerald. The romantically involved couple collaborated on Hazard’s 2002 album “Little Airplane.” Following their breakup, the album “Declare a New State!” was created in 2006, with many songs written separately while they were apart, as well as a new band. They are now married.
The song “Brighter Discontent” was featured in the much-anticipated season finale of the FX hit series Nip/Tuck on Tuesday, December 12 2006. Instead of dialogue, the cast lip-synced the entire 4-minute, 30-second song, as the lyrics strongly reflected what their characters are experiencing.
“We’re thrilled and honored to be part of the Nip/Tuck finale and in such a dramatic way,” comments Blake Hazard before the finale. “I can’t wait to watch this climactic moment in a great show, and to have our song be so involved in it! We made this album in such a DIY way, through a very intimate and ‘home-made’ sort of process, it’ll be really exciting to see the song translated into another emotional atmosphere.”
The Submarines released their debut album Declare A New State earlier 2006 on Nettwerk Records. 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. Their split triggered a prolific period of songwriting and recording for both-and the process eventually brought them back to each other again.
You, Me, and the BourgeoisieEveryday I wake up,
I choose Love
I choose Light
And I try, it's too easy just to fall apart