Song of the day – 487: Carsick Cars
Ah yes. China. Kicks your flabby Western ass at damn near everything these days. Not music, though. Right?
About Carsick Cars, Princess Stomper writes:
They have that sort of droning, Velvet Underground-y sound that soon saw them picked up to tour with Sonic Youth, but they also cite Steve Reich and and Glenn Branca as influences. Shou Wang is a founding member of White, whose first CD was produced by Blixa Bargeld. Qi Ling and Li Weisi have both performed with Martin Atkins‘ “supergroup” Pigface.
… and who am I to disagree with her? I mean, this could be Fabulous Diamonds 2010 or something all molten and disturbed from Brisbane circa 1975, or one of those fine, fine Touch & Go bands from the 90s minus the understandable fondness for classic rock song structures. It’s not, though. It’s Beijing 2012 or thereabouts, and damn straight I love it that Sonic Youth are such a towering influence on so much non-Western music I encounter. Of course Carsick Cars are journeying in very different directions. (Damn. I can’t avoid cliche even when set free.) They are parallel to, not running behind.
Oh wait. Is that it? That was easy. Go to this website if you .. ahem … feel in the mood for purchasing this morning.
And. Damn. Just discovered they played Brisbane last November.