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Debuting Now! Diarrhea Planet

June 14, 2016
Seriously, don't quit reading this. I promise, the name isn't indicative of how this band from Tennessee sounds. 
DP doesn't have a lead guitarist. DP doesn't have a lead and a rhythm guitarist.
DP has 4 guitarists that all equally, if you will, shred.

From Nashville, these guys really are harkening back to the days of yore, when guitars mimicked each other constantly, tapping was frequent, and glam rock was a common phrase. Their third album, Turn to Gold, out on Infinity Cat Records, opens with the song "Hardstyle" which is so triumphant it's hard not to stand up and look heroicly off into the distance. Follow that up with "Announcement" Quick read more or view full article which does just that - Here is Diarrhea Planet, in all of their silly named and fantastic guitar glory. Elements of Bruce Spingsteen pop up here and there, thoughts of Styx will hit you on and off, and musing of Blink 182 will breeze through your mind. DP calls their music "pop played through the filter of heavy metal"

When this album crossed my desk I was cautious. The word "diarrhea" has actually never been used in a positive way around me before. But there's a first time for everything, right? I'm glad I gave it a shot, it's most certainly going to the anthem of my summer.

Stereogum said "If Diarrhea Planet don’t blow the f*** up this year, something is seriously wrong with the world" and I'm inclined to agree with them. Here's a link to their mini-write up and Diarrhea Planet's designated single, "Life Pass"
http://www.stereogum.com/1864165/diarrhea-planet-life-pass/mp3s/ Read Less
Posted by Tori
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Debuting Now! Awesome Music from Awesome Ladies

June 9, 2016
There is no shortage of perfect harmonies this week in Radioland. 
Amber Arcades (top left), Tegan & Sara (top right), Margaret Glaspy (bottom left) and Britta Phillips (bottom right) flooded our ears this week and it was a soothing, dreamy experience. Let's chat about some ladies, shall we?

Margaret Glaspy:
Can't get over this gal. Her debut album, Emotions and Math, is due out on ATO in September, but lucky for us it's going for radio promotion NOW! Soulful, smokey vocals and creative pop guitar work make her first album one to remember, and makes us even more excited to see what she'll do in the future! But let's not get Quick read more or view full article ahead of ourselves. Check out the title track "Emotions and Math" now and see why Margaret has really captured our attention.

Britta Phillips:
This lady makes you feel like you're either the lead actor in an elegant movie or sitting in the hippest coffee shop, writing the most elegant movie. But don't get ahead of yourself, because Britta has actually be involved in all of those things. In and out of several bands, including Luna and Dean & Britta, since the early 90's, Britta has also been in and written music for movies. Her first solo album, Luck or Magic, really draws you in a cinematic way, with gorgeous vocals and great song structure. 

Amber Arcades:
So beachy and dreamy that you FINALLY understand what "dream pop" is all about. Actually Annelotte de Graaf from the Netherlands, she recorded this album, Fading Lines, in New York, with members of Real Estate and Quilt in the backing band. There's no wonder it feels like it fits right in, it was recorded with "dream pop" royalty! Let her vocals carry you away to the beach or the clouds or wherever it is when you close your eyes. 

Tegan and Sara:
These Canadian sisters are unstoppable. Over the course of their musical career (this is their 7th album) these women have changed their sound a bit, but this album is undoubtably my favorite pop album of the year. If you've recently experience a break-up or are perhaps pondering one, Love You To Death is an album that is crying for your speaker system. 

It's been a gorgeous week for music and a great way to start off summer listening.
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