Afterbirth Cartoons - Fire Flower
“Afterbirth Cartoons unleashed: redefining the essence of punk rock with Fire Flower” – Indie Boulevard
After two successful tours headlining packed punk and DIY venues across the west coast in 2022, including gigs opening for Agent Orange (Epitaph Records) at the Whisky a-Go-Go (Los Angeles) and headlining at Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco), Afterbirth Cartoons is releasing its first single, “Fever Dream,” from its second full-length album Fire Flower.
About the single: “Fever Dream,” is a funky, melodic daydream of a song that involves giant snails, mutant frogs and smoldering bong rips.
About the album: Fire Flower is a concept album about having friends over to smoke weed, play video games, and make fun of all that is fucked up in the world. Punk at its core and packed with sarcastic parody skits, funky melodies, and hardcore riffs, “Fire Flower” incorporates more new wave sounds compared to the band’s first album, “Sick Day,” which was about hating your job and calling in sick to waste the day watching TV.
About the band: Alvah, G and Matt were 90’s kids who grew up on a steady diet of Nicktoons, Ninja Turtles, Heathcliff, PowerPuff Girls, and Captain Planet which turned them into stoner, queer deviants and social justice warriors who are fighting the good fight through three-chord punk f*cking rock. They are influenced by everything from Nirvana and Dead Kennedys to Tenacious D and the Beat Generation. Their music is straight-forward, earnest, and biting as they strike out at everything wrong with the world.