“Shred till you’re dead, or go to hell.” 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.
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES
What awaits you when the needle drops on Dereconstructed, the new album by Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – Nothing less than pure fucking heaven, that’s what. Consider the record’s opener, “The Company Man.” It revs up with a riff sleazy enough to clog Rod Stewart’s stomach pump as an incantation that only a Yellowhammer can truly understand is bellowed and then screamed. Before you know it, the joint is hotter than a Birmingham soaking pit while you, the listener, are reminded, lest you forget, don’t ever trust the company man. No shit.
Brian Vanderwerf, guitarist/vocalist for the Estrus Records band The Midnight Evils and the celebrated Chooglin’ (Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess Records), has put together an American Rock & Roll pickin’ and singin’ ensemble, Eleganza! A 3-guitar attack featuring Vanderwerf and Chooglin’ bandmates, Jeff Johnson and Paul Wells. Also on board is Greg McAloon on bass, Tim Baumgart on drums and August Varvig on harmonica. Things happen when you hear and SEE Eleganza! You’ve been warned.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by “Hot” Karl Hilde at Traxs Studios, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based melodic punk band Supportive Parents, digitally released their 3-song Demo 2014 EP on August 29, 2014 as a name your price download. Sharing in the hype, we worked with the band to post this free download of the demo’s opening song, “Whiskey Business”. Composed of Matt Webster, John McCully, Aaron Schulke, Brian Follick, and Lee Cerier, Supportive Parents take influences from bands such as Lifetime, Hot Water Music, and Shook Ones, and have 1 simple goal, to make fun, loud music. Plain and simple. Stay tuned for a proper EP from the band in late 2014/early 2015.