The gravitational pull of Diarrhea Planet is strong; once you get caught in the orbit of its stadium-sized riffs and blistering solos, it’s hard to escape. The Nashville six-piece has been melting faces since its debut 7″Aloha first started making waves outside the leafy campus of Belmont University, where its members first met. What started as a dorm room dick joke between two friends bored by the music-business ladder-climbing of their classmates has grown into one of the biggest-and loudest-rock acts to come out of Nashville since their big bros and labelmates in JEFF The Brotherhood. As they toured the country behind their critically acclaimed 2013 LP I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN, and even BuzzFeed have taken notice. Ignore them at your own peril. The band is currently touring in support of its latest release, Turn to Gold.
This Wednesday, August 31st, Diarrhea Planet will descend upon Boise, performing at The Neurloux on the first leg of a tour set to keep them on the road through late November. They will be joined by special guests, Nude Dude and Boise’s own indie punks, Black Bolt. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
On Turn to Gold the Planet boys worked with Vance Powell, the Grammy-winning engineer and Jack White confidant. Powell used his expertise in recording live sound to capture some of the energy of the Diarrhea Planet live experience-they tracked the main guitar and drum tracks live, in the same room, for a record that’s both massive and frenetic. It’s easily the most sophisticated and complex music they’ve ever made, but still carries the joyous irreverence that minted thousands of RAWK fans across the country. The band’s performance on Late Show with Seth Meyers the night before their album release trended on social media, and Turn To Gold has already won praise from Buzzfeed, Spin, Noisey, NPR, Consequence of Sound, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and more.