Submarines, The / Shoelaces Ep, The
Album:Shoelaces Ep, The Collection:General
Artist:Submarines, The Added:Feb 2012
Label:Nettwerk Productions 

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-04-06 
Sleek and cute. Nothing you haven’t heard before, but all the songs are solid and worth playing. LA indie pop with Jesus and Mary Chain and New Order covers. Definite a fair amount of synth involved.

Try: 4, 1, 6 (although they’re all pretty good)
FCC: Clean
RIYL: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

*1. (3:11) Starts with handclapping, and then some deep synth and male and female vocals join the mix. Happy, energetic and heartfelt.
2. (3:40) Tambourines, strumming and a synthy horn. Starts off mid tempo, gets a spacey vibe during the chorus and picks up about half way through. Has about 10 seconds of static at the end.
3. (4:34) More of an electronic, bubbly vibe that reminds me slightly of The Postal Service but more laid back. Cute xylophone too!
**4. (3:16) True to its word, this is much folkier version of Shoelaces. And it’s sweet, adorable and great. This is how I felt during the closing scene in Juno where they sing Anyone Else But You. A mix of mid and fast.
5. (3:18) A song about unrequited love, with synth and an electric guitar. Mid tempo and simple to highlight the lovely vocals.
*6. (3:38) This feels a little Aimme Mann inspired. It starts out with just vocals and piano, and slowly layers in some synthy strings, percussion and guitar, but the vocals keep the song together. Lots of oohs and ahhs during the last 30 seconds.

Track Listing
1.Shoelaces 4.Shoelaces (Folked Up 4-Track Version)
2.Just Like Honey 5.Fire (Folked Out 4-Track Version)
3.Your Silent Face 6.You, Me And The Bourgeoisie (The Ship Session)