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Long Beach's 60 Watt Kid is a band on the rise. Since moving to Southern California from San Francisco, the trio has become a regular fixture at art-oriented, all-ages venues like The Smell and Echo Curio. Both live and on record, the group maintains an odd but enticing duality, vacillating between skuzzy noise-punk and ethereal psych groove. As evidence to the former, we've got the just-released, super DIY, super apeshit video for “Virtual Plastic Surgery,” from 60 Watt Kid's just-released Absolutely Kosher album, We Come From The Bright Side. And as evidence to the latter, you'll find an MP3 of “2012” after that.

60 Watt Kid – “2012” (MP3)

See? Like completely different bands. In fact, the 7-inch release of “2012” was recently featured in West Coast Sound's INCHES column, with the song described as such: “an organic and playful groove that brings Animal Collective to mind even as it opens up that group's loop-iness to a more epic sprawl.” Hardly super batshit. In any case, L.A. residents can catch 60 Watt Kid at The Echo on November 10, Synchronicity Space (on Melrose) on November 11, and/or Origami Vinyl on November 13. Album info below.

We Come From The Bright Side

01. 2012

02. We Come From The Bright Side

03. I Can!

04. Golden Travels

05. Pressure

06. Take The Pain Out Of Your Chest

07. Waking Up On A Lost Road

08. PRAY!

09. Friends Again

10. 2012 Breakdown

11. Emotions

12. Virtual Plastic Surgery

13. Italian Waves