DOWNLOAD: Peelander-Z - E-I-E-I-O (MP3)

Peelander-Z at Death By Audio in July
(more by Leia Jospe)

"Japanese action comic punks" Peelander-Z will be supporting the one and only Guitar Wolf at Santos THIS THURSDAY (9/23). Tickets are still on sale. The show is not one to be missed.

On November 20th the colorful group will return to the same exact NYC venue as a headliner, with support from Starscream, and Japanase girl group TsuShiMaMiRe who they'll be ending a month-long tour with. Tickets are also currently on sale for that 2nd NYC show.


"Food is a noticeable subject in [Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re's] lyrics. In the rap-rock title song from no-miso shortcake (brain shortcake), lead singer Mari invites the listener to eat her brain. In Kamaboco (Fish Cakes), all three girls play the roles of food ingredients in Japanese hotpot, with fish cakes (Mari) feeling rejected and lonely because she is never added to hotpot. In their very first single, American Hamburger, an upbeat pop song, the singer describes herself as fat and food-loving but beautiful; the first line is, "I'm a pig so I eat pork." (Actually, all three band members are usually quite svelte.)

Some of their most powerful songs address death and its inevitability. In Na-mellow (Nameru), the singer plays the role of the young daughter of a fisherman, who gradually realizes her father will never return from a fishing voyage. In Manhole, the singer speculates about where manholes in the street might lead to, perhaps to the land of the dead.

Another common theme is sex, which is frequently juxtaposed against the squeaky-clean stereotype of the innocent-looking Japanese girl. In the title song from Pregnant Fantasy, the unborn baby of a pregnant teenager asks why her mother will bear her when she is not wanted. In World Peace & BOU, the singer appears to be speculating that world peace can be brought about by a cartoon penis." [Wikipedia]

The US tour is in celebration of Peelander-Z's new LP P-TV-Z, out on September 28th. The LP features guest appearances from members of Riverboat Gamblers, The Octopus Project, Foot Patrol, Atash, and Black Joe Lewis' Honeybears horn section. Download the band's version of "Old MacDonald", "E-I-E-I-O", above. Dig on the new video for the same song, with some recent live clips, the full album tracklist and cover art, and all tour dates below...

Peelander-Z - "E-I-E-I-O"

Peelander-Z - Mad TIger live at AS220 (Providence, RI)

Peelander-Z at AS220 Providence 8/29/10


(Chicken Ranch, 9/28/10)

01. P-TV-Z Theme
02. Go! Rio!
03. E-I-E-I-O
04. Ice Cream!
05. Red-Aka-Ika
06. Taco Taco Tacos
07. No More Cavities
08. Dial Ring Ring Phone Pho Pho
09. Peelander-Z Theme
10. Be My Friend Tonight
11. How Are USA
12. O! Sha! Re!
13. Happee Birthday
14. 2-4-6-8 Rock and Roll
15. Hey! Tokyo!
16. Wasabi Man

09/23 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House w/ Guitar Wolf
09/28 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
09/29 Richmond, VA @ The Camel
10/01 Nashville, TN @ Grimey's In-Store
10/02 Nashville, TN @ Next Big Nashville
10/05 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
10/07 Austin, TX @ End of an Ear In-Store
10/07 San Marcos, TX @ Triple Crown
10/09 El Paso, TX @ Chalk The Block Festival
10/11 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
10/12 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
10/13 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
10/14 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
10/15 Detroit, MI @ Lager House w/ Birthday Suits
10/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club w/ Birthday Suits
10/18 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/19 Sioux Falls, SD @ Nutty's North w/ Birthday Suits
10/20 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
10/21 Denver, CO @ Hi - Dive
10/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
10/23 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/24 Seattle, WA @ Fun House
10/25 Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan
10/27 San Jose, CA @ Streetlight Records (in-store)
10/27 San Jose, CA @ Blank Club *
10/28 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center *
10/31 Las Vegas, NV @ Double Down Saloon *
11/02 Albuquerque, NM @ Atomic Cantina *
11/03 El Paso, TX @ Low Brow *
11/05 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide *
11/07 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/09 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggos *
11/10 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum *
11/11 Sarasota, FL @ Paddy Wagon *
11/12 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds *
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
11/14 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
11/16 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone *
11/17 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/18 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar *
11/19 Bordentown, NJ @ Record Collector In-Store
11/20 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House *
11/21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East *
* = w/ Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re

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