Diarrhea Planet

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Diarrhea Planet
OriginNashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresAlternative rock, garage punk, indie rock, pop punk, post-hardcore, garage rock
Years active2009–2018
LabelsInfinity Cat Recordings
Associated acts
MembersJordan Smith
Mike Boyle
Brent Toler
Emmett Miller
Evan Bird
Ian Bush
Past membersEvan Donohue
Casey Weissbuch

Diarrhea Planet was an American six-piece garage punk band from Nashville, Tennessee, United States, formed in 2009.[1] The band is composed of singer-guitarist Jordan Smith, guitarist-singer Emmett Miller, guitarist Evan Bird, guitarist-singer Brent Toler, bassist Mike Boyle, and drummer Ian Bush. Diarrhea Planet has described its sound as "pop played through the filter of heavy metal" and have cited influences such as Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, and Dokken.[2] Diarrhea Planet has drawn wide acclaim for their rowdy live shows, which occasionally feature covers of Bruce Springsteen and Third Eye Blind. The band has previously toured with Titus Andronicus, JEFF the Brotherhood, Screaming Females, The So So Glos, The Darkness (band), and Those Darlins.


The band self-released their first EP, Aloha!, in 2009, receiving over 10,000 free downloads.[1] The band would soon sign to independent label Infinity Cat Recordings, and released their first full-length, Loose Jewels, with the label in 2011. Their 2013 release, I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, was produced and mixed by Kevin S. McMahon at Marcata Recording over the course of just eight days, consisting almost entirely of live takes. It would bring the band its most attention yet, and led to appearances at festivals including SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Governors Ball Music Festival. To promote the album, the band released music videos for tracks "Separations", "Ugliest Son", and "Babyhead".

The track "Separations" was used in the soundtrack of the HBO show Animals., appearing in the end credits of "Rats" (the Pilot episode for the series) as well as making occasional appearances throughout the show, (along with other modern punk songs by both Diarrhea Planet and other bands, adding to the urban aesthetic of the show).

On March 8, 2016, Diarrhea Planet announced their third album, Turn To Gold, through a lengthy Buzzfeed feature that also debuted their new single "Life Pass." [3] The band has stated that this album is more mature and grander than their previous works, referring to it as their Back In Black.[4] Soon after, the band returned to SXSW as an official artist and embarked on a west coast tour with labelmates Music Band. On April 11, Diarrhea Planet released their follow-up single "Let It Out" along with a preorder of the upcoming album.[5]

On July 23, 2018, the band announced their breakup, stating that the band "has run its course." [6] On September 7th and 8th, they played two farewell shows in Nashville.


  • Evan Donohue - guitar (2009-2010)
  • Casey Weissbuch - drums (2009-2014)


Studio albums[edit]

  • Loose Jewels (2011)
  • I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (2013)[7]
  • Turn to Gold (2016)[8]


  • Aloha! (2009)
  • Yama-Uba (2011)
  • Aliens in the Outfield (2014)


  1. ^ a b "Diarrhea Planet Bio". Diarrheaplanet.blogpsot.com. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. ^ Selinger, Julia. "Diarrhea Planet Dig the Not-Sucky Parts of Steely Dan, Ride Hard for Classic Rock". Spin Magazine. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  3. ^ "A Hitchhiker's Guide To Diarrhea Planet". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Q&A: Diarrhea Planet On The Nashville Scene, Their Memorable Moniker, And Their Awesome New Album Turn To Gold". Stereogum.com. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Stream DP's new single & preorder their new LP". Infinity-cat-recordings.myshopify.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Diarrhea Planet Are Breaking Up". Stereogum. 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  7. ^ "Albums by Diarrhea Planet — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and photos at". Last.fm. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  8. ^ Matt Collar (2016-06-10). "Turn to Gold - Diarrhea Planet | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-28.

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