Diarrhea Planet is a punk band with pop influences from Nashville, Tennessee. They are made up of guitarists Brent Toler, Evan Bird, Emmett Miller, bassist Mike Boyle, drummer Casey Weissbach and singer Hodan Dickie. In 2009, they released their debut EP “Aloha” and then spent time opening for bands such as JEFF the Brotherhood and Wavves. In 2011, they released their first album “Loose Jewels” and signed to Nashville’s Infinity Cat Recordings. Since then they have performed at SXSW and Made In America Fest. Now they are on tour promoting “I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.”
“I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams” is packed full of guitar shredding and catchy riffs as well as lyrics that hold your interest and leave you wanting to know more. On “Babyhead” for example, Dickie sings “My will is a cold-blooded killer, it blasts a hole in my head and dumps it into the river.”
On “Kids,” they take a break from the fast pace start of the record to reminisce the process of growing up with the chorus “Can we carry so much weight?” They sound very similar to the Ramones in the way they mix the genres of punk and pop into something people not usually fans of the punk genre can enjoy. Overall, it is easy to hear the evolution the band has gone through thus far and it will be interesting to see what direction they take their unique sound to next.
*Published on USC’s Neon Tommy website, 2013.