On June 10th, Diarrhea Planet will return with their third full-length, Turn to Gold. The follow-up to 2013’s I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams and 2014’s Aliens in the Outfield EP is due out through Infinity Cat Recordings.
The Nashville rockers’ first LP in nearly three years was recorded at Sputnik Sound, the local studio co-run by Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton). Alongside Mike Fahey, Powell helped with engineering and production.
“Part of the benefit of us working with Vance again is that his whole thing is it’s gotta be big, it’s gotta be live, it’s gotta sound raw,” guitarist Evan Bird explained in a lengthy Buzzfeed feature on the album. “Some of the stuff that we did with [Kevin McMahon, who produced I’m Rich] was so cool, but we couldn’t reproduce it live.” For his part, Powell has described Turn to Gold as “stoner ear candy.”
The first single off the album is “Life Pass”, an anthemic growler that tosses out power chords by the truckload. Stream it below.
Revisit our Off the Avenue session with Diarrhea Planet, in which they perform I’m Rich cut “Hammer of the Gods”: