Diarrhea Planet // Turn to Gold

Categories:  Music    Music Reviews
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Diarrhea Planet // Turn to Gold by Nick Warren

Diarrhea Planet

Turn to Gold

Infinity Cat Recordings

3,75/5 stars

If you’ve never heard of Diarrhea Planet, you might not know what to expect. This Nashville six piece have have a memorable name to say the least. Turn to Gold begins with an opening that begs to be described as “epic.” Those pleas are answered when you hear the band’s triumphant harmonies. They’re playing to their strengths. To call Diarrhea Planet a guitar band might be an understatement: they have four guitarists. Vocalist Jordan Smith finds himself a tad less gruff than on their previous records. Song structures are slightly more focused than their 2013 breakout album I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. There’s plenty here whether you’re a fan of Jeff the Brotherhood or the Darkness. “Bob Dylan’s Grandma” is a gem about learning guitar, gorgeously reminiscent of a video game’s end credits. “Headband” closes out the album with an eight minute epic, an odd amalgam that’s part doom metal and part powerpop.  It’s getting harder and harder to identify them as any sort of punk rockers. They’re an undeniably fun band. A party band. A hard rock band. – Nick Warren

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 13
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

Centenarian building serves criminally good drinks, eats

Thousands of music enthusiasts from all across the country flock to the Great Blue Heron Music Festival.

Don’t Blink Photography and Design along with The Box will is putting together Humanity Against Heroin fundraiser.

Big Thief are able to communicate emotions with heartbreaking accuracy.

East High School Tribute

IN THIS ISSUE

Centenarian building serves criminally good drinks, eats

Thousands of music enthusiasts from all across the country flock to the Great Blue Heron Music Festival.

Don’t Blink Photography and Design along with The Box will is putting together Humanity Against Heroin fundraiser.

Big Thief are able to communicate emotions with heartbreaking accuracy.

East High School Tribute

Uncanny advertising and meth-fueled hotwiring 

Catch some of Erie’s best original musicians while helping to support a great cause.

Goodell Gardens and friends present the gardens’ third annual Botanical Beverages event.

Beach Fossils continue to raise the bar for themselves

We Hunger!