13 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Nashville sextet is made up of rock ’n’ roll–steeped boys out for a good time. The band's debut, 2011’s Loose Jewels (Yeah…), was a fine, supercharged collection of shouty, anthemic punk with a discernable dose of wacky “we don’t take ourselves too seriously” modesty. On the band's sophomore album, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, it stuns with a sharper sound and a refined clarity of vision. With four guitars—four—it’s easy to get carried away, but Diarrhea Planet finds sure footing on I’m Rich… , and it’s a surprisingly good time. In between the hyper-bouncy pop-flavored licks on raging numbers like “The Sound of My Ceiling Fan” and the Superchunk-style “Separations,” tunes like “Togano” call for choreographed headbanging and hair-whipping, while the melancholy permeating “Kids” and the confessional “Skeleton” could become soul-clutching memory-makers down the road. “Right now is the best time/Dumb and young/And so full of fire,” Jordan Smith hollers on the just-hooky-enough “Separations.” An anthem for everyone dumb and young, for sure.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This Nashville sextet is made up of rock ’n’ roll–steeped boys out for a good time. The band's debut, 2011’s Loose Jewels (Yeah…), was a fine, supercharged collection of shouty, anthemic punk with a discernable dose of wacky “we don’t take ourselves too seriously” modesty. On the band's sophomore album, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, it stuns with a sharper sound and a refined clarity of vision. With four guitars—four—it’s easy to get carried away, but Diarrhea Planet finds sure footing on I’m Rich… , and it’s a surprisingly good time. In between the hyper-bouncy pop-flavored licks on raging numbers like “The Sound of My Ceiling Fan” and the Superchunk-style “Separations,” tunes like “Togano” call for choreographed headbanging and hair-whipping, while the melancholy permeating “Kids” and the confessional “Skeleton” could become soul-clutching memory-makers down the road. “Right now is the best time/Dumb and young/And so full of fire,” Jordan Smith hollers on the just-hooky-enough “Separations.” An anthem for everyone dumb and young, for sure.

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About Diarrhea Planet

While their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee has always been fond of guitars, Diarrhea Planet push that love to extremes with an incredible four-pronged guitar assault. Melding the energetic drive of pop-punk with power pop's rocking sensibilities, guitarists Jordan Smith, Brent Toler, Evan Bird, and Emmett Miller, bassist Mike Boyle, and drummer Casey Weissbach have been delivering party-ready jams since 2009, when the band self-released its debut EP Aloha. Though it seems like an unwieldy arrangement, the bandmembers pull it off, feeding off one another as they build up an unstoppable tidal wave of giddy pop energy. After a string of 7" singles and opening slots for bands like JEFF the Brotherhood, Fucked Up, and Wavves, Diarrhea Planet hooked up with Infinity Cat Recordings (owned by fellow Nashville band JEFF the Brotherhood), which released the group's full-length debut, Loose Jewels, in 2011. The band focused on touring for a time, gaining acclaim from incredible showcase performances at the South by Southwest Festival and their own headlining gigs. The band's sophomore album, I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, arrived in 2013. In between constant touring, the band found time to get into the studio to churn out five songs for the Aliens in the Outfield EP, which saw release in late 2014. In 2016, Diarrhea Planet returned with their third full-length-album, Turn to Gold. ~ Gregory Heaney

  • ORIGIN
    Nashville, TN
  • FORMED
    2009

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