Recently, we shared our Baes + Brews session with 18 year-old vocal powerhouse Felicity
, but luckily the night had even more great music to offer. Blake Hazard
, one half of LA indie rock band The Submarines, also stopped by Industry City to put on a great solo performance celebrating love, life, and happiness. The mood was perfect for the occasion, as we put on Baes + Brews - a spinoff of our Bands + Brews concert series - in collaboration with Bust Magazine, Industry City, and Filament at the Landing to celebrate Women's History Month with good company and female-driven music. Hazard's upbeat, easy-going sound couldn't have been a better fit for the night's entertainment, from the bubbly "This Heart" to the warm and tender "Oh Anatolia." Hazard's performance had everyone in the audience smiling for the rest of the night, so you're bound to crack a smile as well.
Blake Hazard started playing in subways in New York City in her teens, graduating to playing smaller clubs in the city. She made her way to Boston to study at Harvard University, where she continued to play live, and eventually met John Dragonetti (Jack Drag). They moved to LA, and broke up in 2005, but after hearing the songs that each had written about their parting, reunited to form The Submarines. The Subs went on to make three records and remix EPs for the Canadian label Nettwerk Records. The band toured the US and Europe many times, making festival and television appearances, with their songs licensed extensively for film and TV worldwide.
Blake recorded her album The Eleanor Islands, also licensed for film and tv, with Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Yellowbirds) in Brooklyn in 2013.
"Hey" is the second in a series of singles and remixes that will be released in 2017. The studio version was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Wild Nothing, Fruit Bats) and the remix was produced by Belgian indie-electronic artist Styrofoam, who has previously produced remixes for Ben Gibbard, the Postal Service, and the Submarines, among others. "Hey" follows "Before The Ice," which premiered in February via FLOOD Magazine along with a remix by Xander Singh (formerly of Passion Pit and Pepper Rabbit).