Self-described as “The Japanese Noodle Samurai Punk Band,” Peelander-Z is one weird bunch. Three Japanese guys from New York get some costumes together and decide to rock out. Vocals remind me of a cross of Biafra mixed with the guy from F.O.D. who’s name escapes me. The songs have that late ‘70s, early ‘80s punk sound. The lyrics are either in broken English or Japanese. If you want something silly and has that garage feel, this is your new favorite band.

 –don (Swell)