The Skinny: Diarrhea Planet is a six-piece rock and roll band from Nashville, TN. Their sound has often been described as The Ramones holding Van Halen hostage with an arsenal of fireworks and explosives. Diarrhea Planet’s four guitarists provide enough riffs to make Jack Black squeal like a schoolgirl, while lead singer Hodan delivers enough hooks to straighten the curl out of Justin Timberlake’s hair. In a world of unintelligible lo-fi recording, reverb drenched vocals, and tuneless guitars, Diarrhea Planet aims to put the backbone back into rock and roll.
In the summer of 2010, the band shifted some of their focus from delinquent party rock to slightly more sophisticated songwriting and guitar theatrics that will make every living guitar hero cry out of joy and/or despair. They have opened for acts such as Wavves, Fucked Up, Jeff the Brotherhood, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Defiance OH, Jacuzzi Boys, The Spits, and The Coathangers. They have also played a variety of basements, warehouses, frat bars, and dorm rooms.
Diarrhea Planet put out their first physical release in the spring of 2011, when Philadelphia’s Evil Weevil label released Aloha on 7″ vinyl. That summer, the band signed to Nashville’s Infinity Cat Recordings (home of Jeff the Brotherhood, Heavy Cream, Natural Child, Pujol, and more) and released the 7″ Yama-Uba as part of Infinity Cat’s Econoline series. The band has traveled throughout the East coast on extensive self-booked tours in support of their two releases. This fall, the band will continue to tour in support of their full-length album, Loose Jewels, which comes out September 20th on Infinity Cat Recordings.