Diarrhea Planet Jump Back In with New EP

NEW DP BLOG HEADEREveryone’s favorite guitar band, Diarrhea Planet, is back at it (and by guitar band I mean that they have four guitars).  But, despite all those instruments, this new single seems pretty simplistic, aside from some crazy soloing work at the end of the tune.  It’s interesting though, as their earlier work bore the mark of a rock n’ roll band, but this song has a large “emo” presence to it (maybe even a hint of Dragonforce).  The tune is just a brief sample, so we’ll see what else they have up their sleeves when Infinity Cat release their Aliens in the Outfield EP on November 18th.

 

ATX Friday Night Spotlight

austin_live_music_retailrAustin’s got a busy weekend ahead of us, and it’s not because of a festival (for once).  There’s album releases, benefit shows and celebrations of all sorts, but with so much to choose from, we’re here to take a look at some of the more vital shows on your Friday night line-up.  It’s likely some of these will go to capacity, so if you’re looking for a ticket, do so now. Here you go folks… Read more

New Music from Destruction Unit

dunitThis great new Destruction Unit tune is featured as one of the many singles from the Adult Swim Singles series, and while there’s been some hits, this is definitely my favorite.  I just love the wall of noise the band constructs in practically every song, especially when various pieces of the group pick up the pace mid track…drumming and guitar in this case.  You can look for other great singles coming from the series, with Diarrhea Planet and Speedy Ortiz already schedule for the next couple of weeks.  Salud.

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Download: Destruction Unit – Dust [MP3]

 

Show Preview: Futurebirds @ The Parish (8/1)

Date 8/1/13
Location The Parish
Doors 8:00pm
Tickets $13 or $15 door


So you aren’t going to the dance party at ACL Live with Empire of the Sun? (Plug for IT Dept. Summer playlist) How about something completely different?

Sure, Futurebirds are headlining, but damn, what an undercard with buzz-band Diarrhea Planet and locals The Midgetmen. I am going to set you up with a pair of songs to listen to to get your money spent in the stairwell and a stamp put on your hand. My favorite is the smiley face.

First up, a lovely piece by Futurebirds from a couple years back.

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Download: Futurebirds – Dirty D [MP3]

…and here is a jam from Diarrhea Planet.

Slow Jam from Diarrhea Planet

diarrheaUp until now, the music from Diarrhea Planet has been heavy-hitting, which I definitely enjoy, but it’s nice to see them slow things down a bit here on their latest single.  Don’t fret, they allow for some sonic eruptions, but only after slowly building their way up towards those moments.  I think it adds a different dynamic to their songwriting, and in doing so, they’ve made their upcoming album a more intriguing affair.  That record, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, arrives on August 20th, just a few weeks after you can catch them here in Austin at the Parish.

Rocking Out with Diarrhea Planet

diarrheaSometime last year I brought you all a jam from Diarrhea Planet, and while I questioned the name, I couldn’t help but enjoy the anthemic brashness of the group’s sound.  You’ll hear just that on the group’s latest single, “Separations,” which will be on their new album, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.  If it sounds like this tune, then you can be sure the whole album will be filled with exuberant energy and hooks you can sing along to all day long. Perfect for summer time; the album hits late summer via Infinity Cat Recordings.

Show Preview: JEFF the Brotherhood @ Stubbs (10.22)

Date 10.22.12
Location Stubbs Indoor
Doors 8:00 PM
Tickets $10 from Stubbs

I can’t imagine how loud it’s going to be inside Stubbs tonight, but I have a feeling we’re all going to need some ear plugs to catch this great rock show over at Stubbs.  First on the bill is Jeff the Brotherhood, who’ve nailed down crunchy guitar rock with powerful hooks and anthemic lyrics on albums Hypnotic Nights and We Are Champions.  Then you have Diarrhea Planet, who definitely have a taste for the distorted guitar sound turned all the way up.  And you can’t go wrong by showing up early to catch locals Low Times! If you need a little bit of noise and a lot of fun, see you at Stubbs.

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Download:Jeff the Brotherhood – Shredder [MP3]

New Rocker from Diarrhea Planet

What can you get out of four guitarists? Just one listen to Diarrhea Planet and you’ll see that it’s a pretty heavy sound, if not one rooted in a bit of pop.  With the vocals, I want to throw them in as a more rocking Against Me, but there’s a lot less angst.  This Nashville outfit is busy prepping their debut Loose Jewels on Infinity Cat Records, which you can find in stores on September 20th (next week!).  It’s possibly not the deepest of tracks you’ll find out there, but it sure is a whole lot of fun jamming to this at the end of the day.  Crank the speakers and let go.

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Download: Diarrhea Planet – Warm Ridin’ [MP3]