“You’ll dig the beat, lead singer Sophie’s adorably badass Joan Jett vibe, and the defiant-but-age-appropriate lyrics.” –Entertainment Weekly PopWatch
"[CBOF] rock with impressive skill..." -New York Magazine
"key players in the burgeoning New York kid-core scene..." -Spin Magazine
Care Bears on Fire want you to turn up your stereo, and Get Over It! Get over bubble gum pop, and paint-by-the-numbers rock, and get real because this pop-punk trio of indie girl rockers want you to know what it’s like to be a teenager today. An authentically “DIY” spirit and an infectious rebelliousness make Care Bears on Fire unique among their peers. And the word is spreading – the girls have already garnered rave press from New York, SPIN, and NYLON magazines among others. Converse recently included singer & guitarist, Sophie, in an ad campaign with indie rock compatriots MGMT, Santigold, Deerhunter & Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.
Friends since kindergarten, Sophie and Izzy (drums) started playing their unique brand of pop-punk in clubs in and around Brooklyn at the ages of ten and eleven, rocking out like the little sisters of The Runaways. Jena (bass) rounded out the band after their 2008 tour. CBOF have swapped candy and advice with The Donnas, collaborated with Luscious Jackson’s Jill Coniff, and rocked with riot grrrl luminaries, including Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, at Rock Camp for Girls. The girls even helped Amy Poehler write the song “Purple Otters In Space” when she interviewed them for On Networks’ show "Smart Girls at the Party."
On the forthcoming album, Get Over It!, addictive hooks and a driving beat anchor witty and smart-as-a-tack lyrics that will hit home with teen rebels of all ages. The disc’s lead single “Everybody Else” is a statement of intent: this band is ready to take over the world, stage by stage and refuses to conform or play by anyone’s rules! The tracks “Gym Class Haze” and “Super Teen” make the pressures and insecurities of adolescence relatable to both current and former teens. The song “Barbie Eat a Sandwich,” a hilarious assault on women's beauty standards, and “Met You On MySpace,” which reveals the dangers of hooking up online showcase the band’s ability to use humor as a tool for tackling serious issues.
CBOF have made an album that takes on the issues of being a teen with whip-smart honesty and fun. Their sound is the raw, pure voices of tomorrow, singing about today. Now they’re taking over a stage near you and still making it to class!
And don't miss the band live this summer!
June 23: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House, 8 pm - with The Legend, The Drums and Soft City
August 8: Chicago, IL @ Kidzapalooza, 3-3:30 pm
August 9: Chicago, IL @ Kidzapalooza, 11:30-12 PM
Full Tour Schedule-
7/10 House of Blues San Diego, CA
7/11 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
7/12 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
7/14 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
7/16 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
7/18 House of Blues Dallas, TX
7/19 House of Blues Houston, TX
7/22 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
8/8 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
8/9 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
8/14 Chevrolet Theatre Wallingford, CT
8/15 House of Blues Boston, MA
8/16 Capital one Theatre Westbury,NY
8/29 The Fillmore New York, NY
Check out their new video for "Everybody Else" -