Jack Drag was his moniker for music he recorded at his apartment home studio, which he called Space Much of the recorded material was done on a 4-track cassette recorder. Several singles and a self-titled, full-length album, "The Red Record," or "cataloged as Pop Spelled Backwards" as dubbed by his friends and bandmates  were released. The second single was put out by John's record label, called Devil's Weed, Inc. A third single was released on Hepcat Records. Vowing to keep releasing his music, he rolled up his sleeves and released more albums with Shifty Disco, Scientific Records and Sugar Free Records.
To this date, there have been no plans to release any new material by Jr. Communist Club. John has stated that "Although encouraged to, we never did put together a live show. I'm sure we'll collaborate again but whether it will be under the Jr. Commy moniker remains to be seen. Jason Stare and Scott Barber are part of the touring band. As an inside joke, John has said that when the Subs play live with some computer tracks, the band is called The Robots.
The Submarines have toured the United States and the world, sometimes as a duo, and sometimes as a full band.
Many shows in the beginning, for the band's first tour, consisted of just Blake and John. For the band's second release, Honeysuckle Weeks , Jason joined to play drums for their live shows. Jason has been the band's live set drummer since the release of Honeysuckle Weeks , and is featured in Apple commercials for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. He is an artist, a college graduate and is from Long Island , New York. On bringing him on tour, John has stated, "I saw him live and I liked his playing.
A romantic comedy waiting to happen, The Submarines met as two solo artists in Boston that fell in love, moved to San Francisco, fell out of love, and wrote songs about it. Eventually, the two showed each other the songs, recorded them, reconciled, and lived happily ever after. A friend mastered Declare and gave it to the couple as a wedding gift. It is a touching story, but one that the music does not live up to. Sounding a bit like a mellowed out Rilo Kiley, John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard pull themselves together to spill some blood from their broken hearts.
Declare is a dreary album in tone, but the duo fail to remain apart from each other's songs; frequently singing background vocals on each other's songs.
Each of them they sing tracks both together and separately puts pretty much everything out in the open for everyone to hear "On Super Tuesday I wanted to die I'll never vote again," Dragonetti whimpers in "Vote," referencing their breakup, which happened on the eve of the California presidential primary , leaving little to hide behind.
This actually becomes kind of tiresome; it's as if the Submarines don't quite trust their audience to get their not-so-subtle references. There are some wonderfully poignant lyrics in Declare a New State! It's all very nice, but there's not much that sticks when all is said and done, which is the album's biggest problem: its lack of distinctive qualities.
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