“Platinum Girls” by Diarrhea Planet brings a new light to the articulate and edgy pop punk sound we all hate to say and love to hear. Swirling guitar and solidly rhythmic drums lead this track straight to where you expect it to go, until it doesn’t. As you know, Doremus is an advocate for music that matters and says something other stuff doesn’t. Diarrhea Planet speaks to a dude who isn’t really into this girl much, but that is totally cool. A sense of knowing apathy pervades the whole piece and I can dig that.
The sound wall of guitar may seem fake and it’s easy to say “What a bunch of posers hiding in the studio. Lets see you play like that in a sweaty basement full of punks”, but they really do have a 4 guitar lineup, and based on my limited research, they seem to actually bring it. Don’t believe me? Don’t. But check it
You know what, after watching that, I’m looking for their next show near me. I could go on about their percussive elements layering with a throaty, centered voice, but really who cares what I say. Just go listen.
To listen to when: you just got done with a date and are realizing that there is no future, but they’re a great kisser so you wanna live it up.