Chinese Noise Punk Carsick Cars to Release New Album, Embark on US Tour + Free MP3

Track “15 Minutes Older” FREE for Fans

“A nervy, consonant euphoria” – New York Times
“The trio careens from spiky punk-pop to all-out noise bliss and back” – Village Voice

Carsick Cars is one of the most established indie rock bands in China. Their much anticipated third studio album 3, produced by Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3 and Hamish Kilgour of The Clean, in New York, is set to be released on February 28th, on Maybe Mars. For a FREE MP3 of the track “15 Minutes Older” to download click HERE.

Formed in 2005, almost from the very beginning Carsick Cars has been at the center of the musical explosion in Beijing and has received a mixture of snarling opprobrium, especially from some of their elders, and near-fanatic enthusiasm from their rapidly growing fan base among culturally sophisticated but alienated young Chinese around the country.

Their 20-city tour of China in March 2009 with label-mates The Gar has already passed into Chinese musical history as one of the key events in the development of the Chinese independent music scene, and their shows indicate how for many in the young audience Carsick Cars “belongs” to them as much as the young Bob Dylan “belonged” to his fans in the mid 1960s. Besides being one of the most admired and written-about bands in China, they have also received a huge amount of attention from musicians and critics in Europe and North America, having played in numerous festivals, most notably All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK and the Primavera Sound in Barcelona, and toured with Sonic Youth in Europe.

Their second studio album was the long-awaited You Can Listen, You Can Talk a follow up of two years of explosive and almost joyful anger evoked in their first album, Panda Noise. Produced by P.K.14 frontman Yang Haisong, their first CD threw out into the Chinese indie scene some of its most iconic songs, including “Zhongnanhai”, widely seen as the anthem of disenfranchised Chinese youth, and “Rock and Roll Hero”, a standard for younger bands.

Carsick Cars – 2014 North American Tour Dates
Mar 12 Brick & Mortar Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Mar 13 Los Globos 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
Apr 03 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn, NY
Apr 05 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

Free Mp3: Rock Mecca – W.A.S.C. (Rebel Anthem)

Rock Mecca Returns! One of Hip-Hop’s rising stars is back with the first single from his anticipated sophomore release, “Ironworld”. The single is called “W.A.S.C. (Rebel Anthem) and it’s an instant classic of raw aggression, rarely seen in this era of watered down rap.

Tennessee by way of Brooklyn producer Jake Palumbo provides the high octane instrumental and the scratch cuts on a track sure to blow up on mixtapes, mix shows and on the streets.

This is the track to blast in your car and to turn all the way up in your headphones, a surefire rebel’s anthem. The track has already started to cause commotion with DJS and industry insiders, and eyes are now beginning to turn to the Queens rapper as one to watch this year. Make sure to download, share, like, tweet and re-tweet, and spread the word about what is sure to be an incredible project from Rock Mecca.

“W.A.S.C.”, an acronym for Winner And Still Champion, is the first single from Rock Mecca’s upcoming release “Ironworld”.

http://www.hulkshare.com/meccadon/rock-mecca-w-a-s-c

Rock Mecca is an emcee from Queens NY, whose critically acclaimed debut Pirate Radio Star was released on September 2012 on indie label Rebel Vein Entertainment.
From the same Queens streets that brought you Nas, Mobb Deep, G-Unit and others, Rock Mecca has been steadily taking the underground in New York City and is poised to have a breakout year in 2014.

ABOUT @JakePalumbo

Tennessee’s Jake Palumbo is a rapper, producer, DJ and engineer who heads Spacelab Records and is part of New York City’s Space Camp Collective. A prolific producer, he’s teamed up with Rock Mecca to release “Ironworld”, which is slated for a March/April release