“We have gotten to be known for this crazy live show. The constant comment that comes up is that the record doesn’t do the show justice. [We said]: Let's fix that. Let's get really good at being a studio band and touring at the same time.”
This was Diarrhea Planet's mindset as they stepped into the studio to record their third full-length. The Nashville rockers, who spend close to 200 days a year on the road, found their match at Sputnik Sound with Grammy Award-winning engineer Vance Powell. He got to know their live set up and set about recreating it, which was key to capturing the frenetic energy of the six piece. Following Powell's mantra of “big guitars, big drums, everything has got to be raw, in you face” gave the band the opportunity to get the sound they were aiming for.
Diarrhea Planet is quick to sing Powell’s praises on the record. When asked if Powell finally captured the live feel of the band, they respond, “I think it’s really close. I think it’s the closest we’ve ever come. I definitely want to work with Vance again. It sounds like us.”
Turn To Gold is out June 10 on Infinity Cat Recordings and Dine Alone Records, and you can catch Diarrhea Planet live in Portland this summer at Project Pabst on Sunday, August 28.
Plus, stick around for a quick chat with Portland's Fog Father and hear the band's brand new single, "Trapped in a Web."