Saturday, March 26, 2016

Diarrhea Planet I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams Brings Garage Punk To The Masses

There’s always an interesting band name lurking in the annals of history. I personally loved “Vaginasore Jr.” which my friend No Sleep thought I had made up. It’s a great one, but hey, that’s where all greatness starts, in the absurd, right? Or maybe I’m just reaching for something that isn’t really there. Whatever the case is, today I was in the middle of burning out with writing, and heard another classic track from Diarrhea Planet. I see that they are getting booked to more summer shows, and decided to review their record, “I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams”.

You see, there are a lot of bands that have funny names, and have no talent. That’s not the case with this band. These guys can rip, and their 2013 record is testament to the low fi punk rock ethos that they are subscribing to right now. If you hear the record, you are going to get treated to a muffled bass sound, vocals that are right outside of Fat Wreck Chords from their early years, and a raw sound that is hard to get away from. The band has found a way to make punk rock solid again, and it’s really interesting to hear. The sound is heavy, flowing through walls of noise, chaos, and then back to something altogether simple. The band knows what they are doing, and it shows on tracks like “Life Dream”, “The Sound of my Ceiling Fan”, “Kids”, and “Ugliest Son”.

This is the type of punk rock that gets you moving, grooving, skating, and sticking a pencil in your ear. I found it to be quite compelling, and love the transitional elements in the tracks. You’re going to be hard pressed not to like this record as it grows on you, and causes a major stink. Diarrhea Planet has a name that is not fit for radio, but their songs are so much stronger than the name suggests.

Fans of Archers of Loaf, Screeching Weasel, The Huntingtons, and Guns N Wankers are going to love this mix of punk rock, alternative, and garage punk sounds. Man, it’s records like this that make me still write on this site. You have to listen to these guys, or don’t, what do I know?

Diarrhea Planet “I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams” is available now, by clicking here. Get to it suckers!

OH and here's a FULL performance from the band on KEXP! Yeah, love it.

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