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The Submarines' "Fire" Provides Soundtrack To New Amazon Kindle Fire TV Ad

LA-based indie pop duo The Submarines are once again causing TV watchers to hum along to commercials. The band's song "Fire," from their latest album Love Notes/Letter Bombs, is featured in the new Amazon television ad campaign for the Kindle Fire (above).

Watch the official video for The Submarines' "Fire" here: http://bit.ly/kbsmrf.

The Submarines Join Guster On West Coast Tour Dates

The Submarines will join alt-pop icons Guster on five west coast dates, starting with the launch of the tour tomorrow, March 10, in Salt Lake City at In The Venue. The Subs--Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti--will be playing these show stripped down as a dynamic duo, with Guster also playing their sets acoustically (full list of dates below).

The Submarines ended a busy 2011 with the release of their Shoelaces EP, featuring stripped-down versions of “Shoelaces” and “Fire” (from their latest critically-acclaimed studio album Love Notes/Letter Bombs), covers of New Order’s “Your Silent Face” andJesus & Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey,” and a re-worked and slowed-down version of the band’s most popular track to date, “You, Me And The Bourgeoisie,” recorded at Eagle Rock, CA studio The Ship. The also joined Ra Ra Riot on a handful of dates last month.

Listen to selections from The Shoelaces EP on Soundcloud here:

The Submarines Join Ra Ra Riot On The Road; Free Remixes

The Submarines will join Ra Ra Riot on a few west coast dates at the end of February.  In anticipation of the dates, the bands are offering their fans two free remixes: The Submarines' remix of Ra Ra Riot song "Oh, La" and the Ra Ra Riot Remix of The Submarines track "Submarine Symphonika."  Grab the free downloads on SoundCloud HERE

Last month, The Submarines released The Shoelaces EP, featuring six tracks including covers of New Order's "Your Silent Face" and Jesus And Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey," along with 4-tracked versions of album tracks.  

The Submarines With Ra Ra Riot Tour Dates:
Wed, Feb 22   Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey
Thur, Feb 23  San Diego, CA @ The Belly Up Tavern
Fri, Feb 24      Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

The Submarines To Release 'Shoelaces EP' On December 20th

The Submarines - Selections from The Shoelaces EP by nettwerkmusicgroup 

Los Angeles duo The SubmarinesBlake Hazard and John Dragonetti—are celebrating the holidays with the release of a new 6-track EP. Out December 20th, the Shoelaces Ep features stripped-down versions of “Shoelaces” and “Fire” (from their latest critically-acclaimed album Love Notes/Letter Bombs), covers of New Order’s “Your Silent Face” and Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey,” and a re-worked and slowed-down version of the band’s most popular track to date, “You, Me And The Bourgeoisie,” recorded at Eagle Rock, CA studio The Ship. For this week only, the full EP is streaming exclusively at PasteMagazine.com.

Of the stripped versions of “Shoelaces” and “Fire,” Hazard says, “The original tracks seemed to hatch almost fully formed in the studio, with most of the instrumentation arranged and recorded before the lyrics. After months of touring and sometimes getting to play stripped-down versions of the songs, we really wanted to capture this simpler sound of two people playing in a room together. Going back and sort of reconstructing them felt more intimate and connected--just a very different feel from the big-beat versions.”

The Shoelaces EP is currently available for pre-order in iTunes, with a physical version being sold through the band’s webstore. Fans who purchase the EP through the band’s online store (here) also receive a free pair of Submarines-themed shoelaces (yes, real shoelaces!).

Keep reading for more information.

In Case You Missed It: The Submarines' Daytrotter Session

Indie-pop duo The Submarines recently paid a visit to Daytrotter and recorded 4 tracks from their latest full-length album Love Notes/Letter Bombs.  Daytrotter posted the special session today; check it out HERE and stay tuned for more news from The Submarines.

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes Debuts At #18 on Billboard Heatseeker's Chart!

Chadwick Stokes - Coffee And Wine [Bonus Track] by nettwerkmusicgroup

“Beautiful” - AOL Spinner
"rustic folk masterpiece"- IGN
“Chad Stokes Urmston is a rock star. Make that a monster rock star” – Boston Herald

Dispatch and State Radio member Chadwick Stokes solo debut, Simmerkane II, released June 28 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Heatseekers' chart. Inspired by Stokes’ freight hopping adventures across the U.S., the 10-track album was produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) and includes guest appearances from Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo, and Blake Hazard (The Submarines).

Featured on the digital and physical bonus versions are three songs recorded with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. National Geographic is currently offering a free download of the track, “Coffee And Wine,” and a stream of video footage from the recording session will soon follow. In September, Stokes will embark on a 12-city solo tour; see dates below.

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes Will Tour This Fall In Support Of Solo Debut, 'Simmerkane II'

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Dispatch and State Radio member Chad "Chadwick" Stokes kicks off his fall tour on September 14 in support of his solo debut, Simmerkane II, set for release on June 28. Beginning in Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theater, the 12-city tour includes stops in San Francisco, Portland, Boulder, Nashville, Atlanta, among other U.S. cities. An in-store at Newbury Comics (1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston) is planned for June 28 at 6:00 P.M. Stokes is currently on a sold-out tour with Dispatch, their first in 10 years.

Inspired by Stokes’ freight train jumping adventures across the U.S. with his brother and cousin, Simmerkane II was produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) with guest appearances from The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo, and Blake Hazard (The Submarines).

The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, a band formed by Sierra Leone refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War, are featured on the three-song bonus disc included in the CD and digital versions of the album.

The Submarines Announce Dates With Eels; Premiere New Video

The Submarines have announced that they’ll join Eels on their US summer tour, starting with the Austin, TX show on Wednesday, July 20 at Stubb’s and wrapping in their home city of Los Angeles on Friday, August 12 at the El Rey. Additionally, the band just unveiled a brand new video for standout album track “Fire,” which was directed by Maximilla Lukacs and premiered yesterday on MTV’s Buzzworthy Blog (See original post here: http://bit.ly/lAhNzi). 

The indie-pop duo have barely taken a break from the road since the release of their third studio album Love Notes/Letter Bombs in April. After a successful headline tour across North America, the band headed over to the UK as support for The Mountain Goats. Upon their return, The Submarines immediately headed to the Midwest to join Brett Dennen on a handful of June dates, of which they are currently in the midst.

Keep reading for more information and full list of tour dates....

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes Releases Single, "Back To The Races"; Dispatch Tour Starts June 3

Chadwick Stokes - Back To The Races by nettwerkmusicgroup

In anticipation of the June 28 release of his Ruff Shod/Nettwerk solo debut, Simmerkane II, Chadwick Stokes released lead single, “Back To The Races,” on May 31.

Inspired by Stokes’ train jumping adventures across the U.S., Simmerkane II is a diary of the sights and sounds discovered on his travels. “Back To The Races” “reflects on past mistakes while still being seduced by the excitement of the journey,” says Stokes.

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes (Dispatch & State Radio) To Release Solo Project - 'Simmerkane II,' Out June 28th

Chad Stokes of Dispatch & State Radio prepares to debut his first solo outing under the moniker Chadwick Stokes. The solo project, titled Simmerkane II, will be in stores June 28th on Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records. Available the same day is a two-disc deluxe version that features three tracks recorded with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band formed by Sierra Leone refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

Simmerkane II is inspired by Stoke’s train jumping adventures across the US, a metaphoric diary of the sights and sounds discovered on his travels. Produced by John Dragonetti (The Submarines), Simmerkane II features collaborations with friends and heroes – Carly Simon, Blake Hazard (The Submarines), Matt Embree (RX Bandits), The White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith) and aforementioned Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.

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