WTSR New Noise: Diarrhea Planet & White Night

WTSR New Noise

 

This week, WTSR Assistant Music Director Nelson Kelly highlights some of the best new albums that the College’s own radio station, 91.3 FM WTSR, puts into its weekly rotation.

 

Band: Diarrhea Planet
Album: “Turns to Gold”
Release Number: 3rd Full Length
Hailing From: Nashville, Tenn.
Genre: Stadium Punk Fury
Label: Infinity Cat Recordings

If you’ve never heard of Diarrhea Planet, it’s probably because its name is gross — I had to convince the WTSR Music Director Melissa Morgan to not throw this album away. That is actually Diarrhea Planet’s strategy, though, as having a repulsive name forces them to pull crowds in with pure musical prowess, of which these guys have plenty. Huge riffs, choruses underlined with noodlely leads and straight-up punk vocals drive home a layered, ambitious sound that no other band on the market offers.

Must Hear: “Announcement,” “Life Pass,” “Let It Out” and “Bob Dylan’s Grandma”

Band: White Night
Album: “Weird Night”
Release Number: 5th
Hailing From: Orange County, Calif.
Genre: Noisey Dirtbag Punk
Label: Burger Records

The only way to describe these guys’ sound would be ever-inclusive punk. White Night covers all the bases the horrorific vibes of Misfits, the catchy melodies of surf punk and the hard-hitting attitude of the recent resurgence in angry surf punk. The sound takes a track or two to get used to, but differing feelings and tempos on this album make it a great listen.

Must Hear: “Liverpool Boy,” “AI,” Dr. Bellows” and “Clouded Head”