KAFM Music Blog

KAFM Music Blog

Debuting Now! Diarrhea Planet

June 14, 2016
Seriously, don't quit reading this. I promise, the name isn't indicative of how this band from Tennessee sounds. 
DP doesn't have a lead guitarist. DP doesn't have a lead and a rhythm guitarist.
DP has 4 guitarists that all equally, if you will, shred.


From Nashville, these guys really are harkening back to the days of yore, when guitars mimicked each other constantly, tapping was frequent, and glam rock was a common phrase. Their third album, Turn to Gold, out on Infinity Cat Records, opens with the song "Hardstyle" which is so triumphant it's hard not to stand up and look heroicly off into the distance. Follow that up with "Announcement" which does just that - Here is Diarrhea Planet, in all of their silly named and fantastic guitar glory. Elements of Bruce Spingsteen pop up here and there, thoughts of Styx will hit you on and off, and musing of Blink 182 will breeze through your mind. DP calls their music "pop played through the filter of heavy metal"

When this album crossed my desk I was cautious. The word "diarrhea" has actually never been used in a positive way around me before. But there's a first time for everything, right? I'm glad I gave it a shot, it's most certainly going to the anthem of my summer.

Stereogum said "If Diarrhea Planet don’t blow the f*** up this year, something is seriously wrong with the world" and I'm inclined to agree with them. Here's a link to their mini-write up and Diarrhea Planet's designated single, "Life Pass"
http://www.stereogum.com/1864165/diarrhea-planet-life-pass/mp3s/
Posted by Tori
No Comments   |   Add a Comment >>

Support KAFM

KAFM is community radio and exists based on the support of listeners like you! Please help keep KAFM on the air by making a contribution or becoming a Monument Member!

Upcoming Events

Cross Orchards Market

Sep 18 @ 8:00AM
Each summer, Cross Orchards Historic Site is home to a special market. Vendors at the Cross Orchards…

View More >>

Watercolor Workshop

Sep 18 @ 9:30AM
Watercolor using both traditional and non-traditional techniques to create depth and dimension in…

View More >>

Benefit Concert at Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center

Sep 18 @ 7:00PM
A benefit for the Delta County Public Libraries Foundation.

View More >>

Dana Cooper in Concert

Sep 19 @ 7:00PM
Dana Cooper is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter who has performed on Austin City Limits,…

View More >>

Grand Valley Bike to Work Day

Sep 22 @ 7:00AM
Give up the keys and bike to work on September 22. Bike in and get rewarded with a free breakfast…

View More >>

Bike to Work Day

Sep 22 @ 7:00AM
Give up your keys for the day and bike to work. Get rewarded with a free breakfast at Octopus Coffee…

View More >>

Community Resources

In an effort to support our community's public health and the well-being of our local business community, we will be adding updates and resources regrading COVID-19. Please check our Community Resources page for full details.

On Air: Tied to the Tracks The Wolfe-man 12:00-3:00
Up Next: Overnight Variety 12:00-3:00