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.

Carsick Cars released their self-titled debut album in 2007 on Maybe Mars [4][5] in China and on tenzenmen[6] in Australia. The band joined Sonic Youth for their European tour in Prague and Vienna in 2007.[7] A 7" single of tracks taken from that album was released in the UK by Suyin Records.[8] In June 2009, the band released their second album, You Can Listen, You Can Talk.[9] 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.[10] They were replaced by He Fan (Birdstriking) on bass and Ben Ben (BOYZ & GIRL, Skip Skip Ben Ben). Ben Ben was subsequently replaced by Houzi.[11]

Notable performances[edit]

  • August 25, 2007: Prague (with Sonic Youth)[7]
  • August 26, 2007: Vienna (with Sonic Youth)
  • October 2–4, 2007: Modern Sky Festival, Beijing[12][13]


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


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