The Submarines were a pleasant discovery for me this past week. Today’s song comes from a remix album of 2009’s “Honeysuckle.” What I really love about the AmpLive remix is that much of The Submarine’s style, especially Blake Hazard’s vocals, are preserved. The original song has a slow, stroll like tempo with drawn out, honeyed vocals accented with bits of whimsical noises. AmpLive has sped up the tempo giving it a more hip-hop/jazzy feel. In the sample I selected, the vocals start out to be more in line with the original and are quickly punched up with the fuzzy bass. The beat really complements Blake’s voice giving the piece a new fresh step.
Thanks to David B. and Whitney S. for separately and simultaneously tuning me into The Submarines! Check out the full remix here, or venture to see them live at Slim’s on Saturday, April 9 (I’ll be there).