TsuShiMaMiRe – North American Tour 2010

Japan’s TsuShiMaMiRe will kick off their North American Tour with self-proclaimed “Japanese Action Comic Punks” Peelander-Z (www.myspace.com/peelanderz) 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 U.S. tour (see dates below.)

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.

For more information, and to stream portions of TsuShiMaMiRe’s Sex on the Beach, please visit: http://www.goodcharamel.com/?select=artists&data=tsuShiMaMiRe.

To view the music video for “Strobo” check out: http://www.myvideo.de/watch/7435895.



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



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



The Foundation

Lubbock, TX


11.05.2010 – 10:00 pm

Double Wide

Dallas, TX


11.09.2010 – 9:30 pm


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


Charlotte, NC



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



Boston, MA- TBD





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