Japan's TsuShiMaMiRe Announce North American Tour With Peelander-Z

posted September 28, 2010

Japan's TsuShiMaMiRe Announce North American Tour With Peelander-Z

Japan's TsuShiMaMiRe will kick off their North American Tour with self-proclaimed "Japanese Action Comic Punks" Peelander-Z on October 27th at Streetlight Records in San Jose, CA.

Blending elements of punk, Avant Garde, free jazz, ska, surf, and that funky "je ne sais quoi" possessed by many Japanese girl bands, TsuShiMaMiRe consists of Yayoi (bass), Mari (guitar and vocals), and Mizue (drums). The band was formed in 1999 when the girls were still in college.

Known to many fans through their collaboration with Cartoon Network's popular television series, Powerpuff Girls on their mini album, Six Mix Girls, TsuShimamire have embarked on six US tours with over 150 live shows performed in the states to date, including an appearance at SXSW.

Whereas Japanese punk bands often prefer to include sing-along, '50s style ele­ments in their songs, TsuShiMaMiRe appears to be informed more by punk, noise, and jazz, and the guitar and bass often engage in wild riff interplay, lending the music a welcome spaciousness that invites repeat listens. Lyrical content is, as we have come to expect from Japanese girl bands, way out there, ranging from songs about how fish paste feels when it is cooked ("Camaboco") to an imaginary conversation between a newborn baby and its mother ("Pregnant Fantasy").

TSMMR's second full-length album, "Sex on the Beach," was just released in the states through Good Charamel Records, the indie label run by Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls.

Prepare to experience another chapter in the crazy, frenetic world of TsuShiMaMiRe as the band gears up for their upcoming US tour.

TSMMR also contribute two tracks to Good Charamel's I Love J-Rock compilation where they appear alongside Shonen Knife, LAZYgunsBRISKY, Molice and DJ Sashimi. I Love J-Rock is available now.


  1. Sex On The Beach
  2. Chicken Sandwich
  3. Strobo (Strobe)
  4. J-POP
  5. Momo-Daro (Maybe Peach - a Story of Momo-Daro-)
  6. Pan Basket (Bread Basket)
  7. Jitensha (Bicycle)
  8. Hime Jijo (Princess Affairs)
  9. Obachan No Brassier (Grandmother's Brassier)
  10. Nezumi Sensation
  11. Horn Practicing
  12. Rush Hour
  13. Jinsei Kengai (My Life Is Out of the Way)

North American Tour Dates:

  • 10.27.2010- 5:00 pm Streetlight Records San Jose, CA
  • 10.27.2010- 9:00 pm Blank Club San Jose, CA
  • 10.28.2010- 7:00 pm The Plea For Peace Center Stockton, CA
  • 10.29.2010- 9:00 pm Grand Star Jazz Club (Chinatown) Los Angeles, CA
  • 10.30.2010 The Command Center Oakland, CA
  • 10.31.2010 - 10:00 pm Double Down Las Vegas, NV
  • 11.02.2010 - 10:00 pm Atomic Catina Albuquerque, NM
  • 11.03.2010- 8:00 pm Low Brow El Paso, TX
  • 11.04.2010 The Foundation Lubbock, TX
  • 11.05.2010 - 10:00 pm Double Wide Dallas, TX
  • 11.09.2010 - 9:30 pm Sluggo's Pensacola, FL
  • 11.10.2010- 7:00 pm The Orpheum Tampa, FL
  • 11.11.2010 - 9:00 pm Paddy Wagon Sarasota, FL
  • 11.12.2010- 9:00 pm Common Grounds Gainesville, FL
  • 11.13.2010 - 9:30 pm The Earl Atlanta, GA
  • 11.14.2010 - 9:00 pm Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
  • 11.16.2010 - 9:00 pm Milestone Charlotte, NC
  • 11.17.2010 Black Cat Washington, DC
  • 11.18.2010 - 8:00 pm North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
  • 11.19.2010- 7:30 pm The Record Collector Bordentown/Hoboken, NJ
  • 11.20.2010- 7:00 pm Santos Party House New York, NY
  • 11.21.2010 Boston, MA- TBD