Narrowing down the tracks that hit the blogosphere and record shops each week to just 10 can be stressful. Often, we are trapped in our own expectations, searching through tracks similar to what has given us excitement in the past. Fortunately, we have the support inciting us to dig deeper. This week, that endeavor has led us to selections across genre divides, from the brutality of the new Unearth to the soul of BJ the Chicago Kid; meanwhile, the apathetic garage rock of Washer balances out the hedonistic urges of Tyga and Kanye. Plus, the week offered an incendiary NSFW collab courtesy of Run the Jewels and Zack de la Rocha. There are enough worries across the interweb, so take a few minutes to escape with this list.
10. Diarrhea Planet – “Bamboo Curtain”
After Diarrhea Planet released last year’s awesome I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, the Nashville band not only took to the road to showcase their multi-guitar attack of pop punk, but also released a string of effective singles, including the Adventures of Pete & Pete-referencing “Platinum Girls” and the Adult Swim single “Spooners”. Now, the band returns with “Bamboo Curtain”, which features unmistakably ‘90s infectiousness in its pop rock hooks. There’s certainly a hint of Weezer, too, along with the band’s Nashville flair. It’s off their Aliens in the Outfield EP, out November 18th via Infinity Cat. –Josh Terry