Diarrhea Planet, college radio’s reigning champion of outrageous monikers, is a six-piece of frenetic rockers with nowhere to go but up. Only recently graduated from playing basements to the festival circuit (and nearly three years since their SIMGE Showcase appearance), the Nashville natives have truly begun to make a name for themselves beyond their nasty moniker.
“Let It Out,” a clean but still crowd surfing-appropriate cut from their upcoming third record, Turn to Gold, paints a picture of a band that’s coming of age.
The focal point of “Let It Out” are the ambitious, stadium-style vocals and Replacements-like bravado, which commingle comfortably with biting riffs and big solos from the band’s four guitarists. As eyebrow-raising as that statistic is, Diarrhea Planet’s sound proves naysayers wrong by being far from muddy. Despite the abundance of axemen, their juxtaposition of fuzzy rhythmic strumming with fresh pop hooks keeps breaks crisp.
Turn to Gold will be released June 10 via Infinity Cat Recordings/Dine Alone Records.