Carsick Cars

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Carsick Cars
Origin Beijing, China
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Maybe Mars
Associated acts Snapline, White+, Soviet Pop, Birdstriking, BOYZ & GIRL
Members Zhang Shouwang (Chinese: 张守望)
He Fan (Chinese: 何凡)
Houzi (Chinese: 猴子)[1]
Past members Li Weisi (Chinese: 李维思)
Li Qing (Chinese: 李青)[2]
Ben Ben (Chinese: 斑斑)[3]

Carsick Cars is a Chinese indie rock trio formed in March, 2005.

The band was scheduled to open for Sonic Youth in Beijing in April, 2007,[4] but their performance was canceled on short notice.[5] However, in August the same year they joined Sonic Youth for their European tour in Prague and Vienna.[6]

Carsick Cars released their self-titled debut album in 2007 on Maybe Mars [7][8] in China and on tenzenmen[9] in Australia. A 7" single of tracks taken from that album was released in the UK by Suyin Records.[10] In June 2009, the band released their second album, You Can Listen, You Can Talk.[11] In March 2010, 2011, and 2012 Carsick Cars performed at the world-renowned music festival SXSW in Austin, Texas.

As of November 2010, Li Weisi and Li Qing have left the band to focus on their other projects.[12] They have since been replaced by He Fan (Birdstriking) on bass and Ben Ben (BOYZ & GIRL, Skip Skip Ben Ben). Ben Ben has Since left and has been replaced by Houzi.[13]

Notable performances[edit]

  • August 25, 2007: Prague (with Sonic Youth)[6]
  • August 26, 2007: Vienna (with Sonic Youth)
  • October 2–4, 2007: Modern Sky Festival, Beijing[14][15]


  • 2007: Carsick Cars
  • 2009: You Can Listen, You Can Talk
  • 2011: She Will Wait" b/w "Could You Be There (Cassette Only)
  • 2014: 3


  1. ^ SIMON LEWIS (2012-03-01). "Beijing Bop". Hemispheres Inflight Magazine. 
  2. ^ Carsick Cars (Media notes). CarsickCars. Maybe Mars. 2007. Maybe 2.2. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Beijing Band to Open for Sonic Youth". 2007-03-26. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Little Trouble in Big China for Sonic Youth, PGMG". 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  6. ^ a b "Sonic Youth 2007 Calendar". 
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Carsick Cars (album)". 
  9. ^ "tenzenmen". 
  10. ^ "Suyin Records". Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  11. ^ "Carsick Cars - You Can Listen, You Can Talk". Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  12. ^
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  14. ^ "Modern Sky Festival: Music and Beyond". Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  15. ^ "Modern Sky Festival: Car-Sick Cars". Retrieved 2007-10-25. 

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