Check out this wonderfully entertaining animated video by one of my absolute favorite young bands, Care Bears on Fire. It’s called “Barbie Eat a Sandwich,” and offers some wry commentary on the pressures young women face in modern Western culture. It’s also just a really cool song and a great video, directed splendidly by Daisy Edwards.
Grace Hilbig, the charming actress who plays Barbie, is also quite a find. She does a lot of improv and also has her own daily video channel, Daily Grace, which you can check out by clicking here.
Care Bears on Fire: Izzy, Jena and Sophie at Cake Shop on the Lower East Side last month. (Copyright 2009 Steven P. Marsh)
Don’t miss Care Bears on Fire next Saturday (9/12) when they play one of their favorite venues, The Bell House in the ever-so-cutting-edge Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Singer-guitarist Sophie, drummer Izzy and bass player Jena may only be in their mid-teens — and dependent on their parents to drive them to shows and lug their gear — but their performance style and playing and writing chops belie their young age and relative inexperience. These girls can really rock.
Expect an audience for this early show (doors open at 5 pm) like you’ve never seen at an NYC rock club for this set: everything from 5-year-olds to their grandparents. And don’t be surprised to find a music celeb or two in the audience. Last month, Fountains of Wayne‘s Adam Schlesinger (who worked with the girls on their new album Get Over It!) and his little girl were at CBoF’s show at Cake Shop on the Lower East Side.