Otoboke Beaver – Don’t Light My Fire

Here is another crazy video by these distinguished ladies from Japan.

The Menzingers – America (You’re Freaking Me Out)

“America, I love you but you’re freaking me out.” The message of The Menzingers’ new song and video is not very subtle. But it’s punk rock so in your face is A-okay.

Montreal – Idioten der Saison

This punk band from Hamburg, Germany is around since 2003. Idioten der Saison is a funny song from a couple years back. The title – meaning “idiots of the season” – could refer to the stupid people you have to deal with on a daily basis, but is specifically a response to the surge of right-wing populists in recent years. The lyrics are very cleverly constructed using plants and gardening metaphors. And it rhymes just beautifully.