There's a new Shonen Knife album coming. It gives me warm fuzzy feelings:
I've always loved their cover of The Carpenters' wonderful 'Top of the World' too:
They're not the only brilliant Japanese punk band: Melt Banana are rather gleefully unhinged too. Seeing them live was a glorious experience. Though I'll never fit into the T-shirt I rather optimistically purchased. It mocks me from the back of the wardrobe.