Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Watch a Possum Almost Fall on Diarrhea Planet [Sick Vid]

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM

According to local label Infinity Cat, the release of fecal-punk road warriors Diarrhea Planet's second LP is so close "that it huuuuuuuurts" (at least they didn't say "so close we can taste it"). DP has actually been touring around the country, playing old cuts from 2011's Loose Jewels as well as new numbers from their forthcoming long-player. One of their recent stops was in Columbus, Ohio, where Blue Recipe Radio shot a big chunk of the Planeteers' performance (see all the vids here). Among the new jams was a song called "Ugliest Son," and you can watch that performance above.

Now, what you probably expect (and will most certainly get) from the above video are four-part guitarmonies, pop-punky shout-along vocal melodies and fist-pumping starts and stops. What I imagine you wouldn't expect to see — unless you're clairvoyant or, you know, you read the headline of this post — is the ickiest, fattest rodent of them all, a possum (Satan's hamster), falling out of the ceiling above drummer Casey Weissbuch. The foul beast — which makes its awkward appearance at 1:45 in the video, tumbling most ungracefully past Weissbuch's kit — picked the correct song for its debut, seeing as how it is the "ugliest son [of a bitch]" in the Animal Kingdom (except for this fella, who is somehow inexplicably adorable while eating a strawberry). "No one saw this bastard at the show," say the folks from Blue Recipe. "One guitarist maybe flinches at the sudden movement but ultimately does not notice the semi-large rodent diving into an oblivious crowd of nearly a hundred packed audience members." Head after the jump to see a slow-mo shot of the possum's fall. I went to this Opossum Name Generator site in order to figure out what to call DP's new little buddy, and the name it spat out was, appropriately enough, "Tweedle-Dee Nash Piper." If you somehow come across Tweedle-Dee, be nice, but do not feed him pie.

You can also stream Diarrhea Planet's performance of "Ugliest Son" below, or download it for any price you like at Blue Recipe Radio's Bandcamp page.

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