The Submarines are composed of John Dragonetti, who previously performed 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.
The Submarines are also a band formed in Glasgow in 1986. They released their debut single on Head Records in 1987. In 1989, they changed their name to Compass Flow, recording a session for the BBC Janice Long show. Since 2004, there has been renewed interest in this band since Firestation Records included their song "I saw the children" on "The Sound of Leamingtom Spa Vol 4" Compilation, and Egg records released a compilation of their material, titled "Telegraph Signals."
Their song, "You, Me and the Bourgeoisie" was in the iPhone 3G television advertisement. Despite Apple not having the lyrics played in the advert, the tune is a very well known one.