Bonnaroo Artist | Diarrhea Planet
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Friday | New Music On Tap Lounge | 12:45am
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. In addition to main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the next month or so, we’re adding a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
In all likelihood, there are two types of people who read these Bonnaroo Band of the Day posts: our regular, Nashville-based readers, who are plugged into the local scene, and general Bonnaroo enthusiasts from out of town. If you fall into the former category, you almost certainly already know Nashville’s most exciting new guitar rock act, Diarrhea Planet. If you fall in the latter category, and you’re not yet hip to DP as of yet, not only should they be essential listening RIGHT NOW (seriously, stop reading this paragraph and get to blasting), but they also should, in all sincerity, be sitting at the top of your “must-see” list for this summer’s Bonnaroo, not just among the Club Stage acts, but of every single band performing. Yep, they’re that good. They’re also scheduled to close out the New Music on Tap Lounge, with a 12:45 a.m. set Friday night (Saturday morning), pitting them against Disclosure, Ice Cube, Deafheaven, and a SuperJam, and directly before Skrillex. So, sure, you might only have time for a sample, but you’d be out of your mind not to finish up your Friday night with… er, Diarrhea.
Formed in 2009 and originally envisioned as a noise project, Diarrhea Planet morphed into an epic, guitar-driven blend of garage rock, punk, pop, and indie. Now a sextet, their lineup includes a whopping four guitarists, boasting stadium-ready riffs, shredding you’ll want to throw your rock horns up for, and hooks you can sink your teeth into. Their latest and sophomore release, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, is the sound of a band coming into their own, boasting soaring songs worthy of their unparalleled live show. Diarrhea Planet have blown up within the music press and throughout the festival circuit over the past year, and for good reason. They’re one of the best live bands making music today, and one of the most engaging and amazing live acts in rock and roll, bar none. Don’t be surprised if you see them on the main stage sooner rather than later.
LISTEN | “Kids”
WATCH | “Separations” (Official Music Video)