Darkest of the Hillside Thickets Spaceship Zero

Not only does this harmless group from Chilliwack, BC, pay homage to the late '70s hit German series, they make a sort of punk-pop-filtered homage to the songs of the '80s. The anthems are goofy and the vocals are strenuous to listen to (never mind singing), and the budget-'80s guitar sound is almost so forced that the entire affair could actually be a gimmick in disguise. Pranksters or forever underrated geniuses? You decide. (Divine)