carsick cars 3 for web

Five years after the release of their much-acclaimed second album, You Can Listen You Can Talk, and seven years after they burst onto the scene with their iconic self-titled debut, Carsick Cars is finally releasing their third album, 3. For the new album, songwriter Shouwang has jettisoned the hard riffs of his earlier style to create sophisticated, shimmering songs, still based on his trademark drones and deceptive rhythms, and showcasing more than ever the extraordinary guitar playing that has characterized all his music. Like both of his previous albums, the music rests on Shouwang’s intense, pop-inflected song melodies, which he and bassist He Fan and drummer Sun Heting, both of whom joined the band in 2011, tear apart in music that veers from repetitive, intricate drones to complex mood shifts.

An early online song released from the album shot almost immediately to #1 on Douban, the leading Chinese online site for music, and it is pretty clear that this album, probably the most sophisticated the band has yet put out, will also be the most accessible and loved of their work to date. With each album showing a different level of maturity and skill, 3 is almost certain to be remembered as one of the most important Chinese recordings of this decade and will point to the new directions and further rapid development of China’s most influential underground band.
see long version introduction here.

1. Wild Grass
2. The Best VPN So Far
3. 15 Minutes Older
4. Reaching The Light
5. Wei Cheng
6. Midnight Driver
7. Shelter Song
8. Could You Be There
9. 512
10. She Will Wait
11. White Song

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carsick cars ep for web

The Other 3

is the pre-released EP which contains 2 tracks that are not included in the album and 3 tracks from the album.

1. Wild Grass
2. Shelter
3. 15 Minutes Older
4. Yoko
5. She Will Wait

● listen and free download


CARSICK CARS New Album “3″ Beijing Release Show

● time: 02/28/2014, Friday, 22:00

with Chui Wan

● venue: Yugong Yishan
● ticket: 80 RMB, pre-sell, with free EP / 100 RMB at the door
● contact: 010-64042711

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CARSICK CARS 2014 New Album “3″ Release Tour

(No. 1, Zhejiang & Shanghai)

March 1st, Sat.,
9-Club, Hangzhou
w/ Little Wizard

March 2nd, Sun.,
Gebi Bar, Yiwu
w/ Little Wizard

March 5th, Wed.,
New Youth Show Zone, Wenzhou
ticket: 50 (presell)/60 (at the door)

March 7th, Fri.,
YuYinTang, Shanghai
w/ Duck Fight Goose, Pairs
ticket: 80 (presell)/100 (at the door)

March 8th, Sun.,
May Hall, Ningbo

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Mar 11 Amoeba Music San Francisco, CA
Mar 11 Carsick Cars as SICK CAR SICK @ The Night Light! Oakland, CA
Mar 12 Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Mar 13 Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA
Mar 14 Carsick Cars as SICK CAR SICK @ “The Mine” in LA, Los Angeles, CA
Mar 15 Cafe Stritch, San Jose, CA
Mar 17 Habesha Lounge, Portland, OR
Mar 18 The Guest House, Olympia, WA
Mar 19 Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
Mar 20 Copper Owl, Victoria, Canada
Mar 21 Pat’s Pub Vancouver, Canada
Mar 22 Kootaney Coop Radio, Nelson, Canada
Mar 23 Local 510 Calgary, Canada
Mar 24 Wunderbar, Edmonton, Canada
Mar 25 Vangelis Tavern Saskatoon, Canada
Mar 26 West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Canada
Mar 27 Cause, Minneapolis, MN
Mar 28 The Burlington, Chicago, IL
Mar 30 Izakaya sushi house, Toronto, Canada
Mar 31 The APK, London, Canada
Apr 01 Divan Orange, Montreal, Canada
Apr 02 Middle East, Cambridge, MA
Apr 03 Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 04 Carsick Cars as SICK CAR SICK w/ White+ : Venue TBC New York, NY
Apr 05 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
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Carsick Cars is signed under China’s leading indie music label Maybe Mars.

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