The album art for The Submarines Love Notes/Letter Bombs

The Submarines

Love Notes/Letter Bombs

Despite how unknown they are, The Submarines continue to get better with every release. Love Notes/Letter Bombs is a standout album from an indie rock band that’s far too ignored.

Stop reading this and listen to Shoelaces right away. I can wait.

Great. Now that you’re back, let me ask you a question. Why haven’t you heard of The Submarines before? I already know your answer: you don’t know. And neither do I.

If you think that The Submarines might only have one good song, I challenge you to listen to Fire, which is only the second track on the album after Shoelaces, and tell me it’s not good. That’s pretty much how this record goes. The whole thing, from top to bottom, is a joy.

I’d love to write about every track on this album, but that would be unspeakably cruel to you as a reader. You’ve got to hear a few of these though. The Sun Shines at Night has one of those catchy choruses where everybody shouts instead of singing, and it works really well. It’s a great song about falling in love. I don’t mean that in a cheesy, overly-sentimental way. It’s just fun. But my favourite track comes right after that.

Listen to Birds. This song is so catchy that I could fall asleep and wake up to it without a problem. When they sing, “What if everything’s alright?”, I feel like I’m being pick up off the ground. It is alright. That’s everything I ever want to hear. If you want to listen to one track from this one and then move on, make it that one.