Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

Diarrhea Planet “Ice Age”

Published in Blog, Culture Bully. Tags: , .

Rowdy energy and a sense of humor will only get you so far in this world, but when you couple those traits with a sense of musical direction you might actually be onto something. In terms of covering the bases, Nashville‘s Diarrhea Planet are good to go: the group’s reliable enthusiasm isn’t simply complemented by a shared sense of humor (see: “Ghost with a Boner“; practically everything they do), but is enhanced by it. Early last month at the Exit/In’s Freakin’ Weekend showcase, the group was billed alongside the likes of Cy Barkley, JEFF the Brotherhood & Miami’s Jacuzzi Boys, but with little difficulty they delivered the night’s most satisfying set. Four guitarist and a bassist up front with a charismatic drummer holding things down in the back, the group ripped through their performance but weren’t so focused that they didn’t remember to have fun on stage. While it doesn’t convey the entire live experience, this new demo of “Ice Age,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming Loose Jewels LP, does well to cram some lighthearted fury and finger-tapping antics into a tight 75 second package. Loose Jewels is set to drop this summer.

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