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.
Afterbirth Cartoons’ new album “Sick Day” was released on the first day of 2022. A concept album about hating your job and calling in sick to waste the day watching TV. Each track is a different TV timeslot throughout the day and each song and skit skewers television mainstays with sarcastic parodies of everything from daytime talk shows, public service announcements and commercials to the news. There is also a straight-up punk rock cover of the “Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats”. The album is rounded out with traditional evening “sign off” with Afterbirth Cartoons’ take on the National Anthem. The whole album is a call to action for the labor movement happening in real time. So call in sick to work/school and give it a listen or three.