Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Peelander-Z signs to Chicken Ranch Records, launches three-month tour this week.

MP3 and video for “E-I-E-I-O” – band’s ska cover of “Old MacDonald” – available now.




“E-I-E-I-O” is Peelander Z’s version of “Old MacDonald” and is the first single and video from P-TV-Z





Peelander-Z in the Press

Peelander-Z is an out of this world punk band with an unbelievably interactive show to boot.” – Seth Fraser, Beyond Race

“There is no escape from the grind like the Peelander escape from the grind.” – Will Welch, The Fader

Peelander-Z put sanity in a headlock...” – Luke O’Neil, Alternative Press

“Standing on the sidelines is not an option when Peelander-Z hits the stage.” – Daniel Derouchie, Time Out New York


Peelander-Z, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band based in New York City, has signed with Austin-based Chicken Ranch Records (The Clutters, We Were The States, Knife In The Water) for the release of its new album P-TV-Z, a record the band calls the “ultimate happy fun kid friendly punk rock record.” Previous records by the band have been self-released. Chicken Ranch Records honcho Mike Dickinson says, “I emailed the band about doing a kids record and they replied with a very enthusiastic yes! I played it for my young children and they flipped out. They love this band.” Notoriously known for its crazed live performances, Peelander-Z will embark on a US tour this week that will take the band around the country through November. The first single from P-TV-Z is the band’s take on the children’s standard “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”. The track, now a ska-flavored cut called “E-I-E-I-O” is trademark Peelander-Z insanity and the video is what that insanity looks like.



(Chicken Ranch,

01. P-TV-Z Theme
02. Go! Rio
03. E-I-E-I-O (MP3 | VIDEO)
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 (STREAM)


P-TV-Z was recorded in Austin, Texas with producer Evil Elvis and engineers Bryan Nelson and Chico Jones at Ohms Studio. Peelander-Z brought out the cream of Austin’s indie and punk crop to guest on the album. Members of The Riverboat Gamblers, The Octopus Project, Foot Patrol, Atash, and Black Joe Lewis’ Honeybears horn section all make appearances. Peelander-Pink even takes a vocal turn on French pop influenced “Dial Ring Ring Phone Pho Phone”. P-TV-Z closes with the wistful “Wasabi Man”, which is Peelander Z’s answer to Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home”. P-TV-Z comes packaged with a DVD featuring videos for “E-I-E-I-O”, a performance clip of “Go! Rio!”, and videos for “So Many Mike” and “Ninja High School” off of the band’s previous album P-Pop High School, plus tons of extras!

Peelander-Z has appeared at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, CMJ and SXSW, in the pages of SPIN, The Fader, Alternative Press, Time Out New York and The Boston Herald, and played with artists such as Buckethead, The Vibrators, and Guitar Wolf. The band has also been featured on TV programs like VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and Comedy Central’s “Upright Citizens Brigade” among others. At their live show, Peelander-Z guarantees intense audience participation and a chance to exercise. You’ll see the band in colorful costumes reminiscent of Japanese animation, though they describe their outfits as their skin. You’ll also see The Red Squid, human bowling and all around insanity. A rare occasion for the entire family to rock out and have a great time.


Peelander-Z Live

* = w/ Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re

08/26 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
08/28 Cambridge, MA
@ The Middle East
08/29 Providence, RI
@ AS220
08/31 Hamilton, ON
@ The Casbah
09/01 Toronto, ON
@ Velvet Underground
09/02 Toronto, ON
@ The Silver Dollar Room
09/03 London, ON
@ Call The Office
09/04 Montreal, PQ
@ Il Motore
09/05 Kingston, ON
@ The Mansion
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
10/05 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
10/31 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 *
11/06 Austin, TX
@ Fun Fun Fun Fest
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 Cambridge, MA
@ Middle East


Peelander-Z Links



Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion, Inc.



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