60 Watt Kid just released a new album called We Come From the Bright Side on Kosher Records. The verdict? A total Animal Collective rip-off. At first. And then it becomes some pure strange psych rock that gets you rolling and churning. They’ve gotten really close to perfecting the primal meets ethereal psych ideal. Oh, and there’s craze. Like oh my god where are you going this is hectic craze. All of that stuff. To some things up perfectly, the promo sticker for the album reads: “Recommended if you like: Animal Collective, drugs, science fiction.” The music is big in an “it goes there” way but there’s almost a fun humor to it, as you can see by the band’s similarities. Oh, and by their press picture:
Oh and their Myspace tagline? “ARE YOU NEW AGE? Yes… We’re New Age.”
Some later songs turn into keyboard driven screaming boy dance party a la Gravy Train. Skip those tracks (Emotions & Virtual Plastic Surgery). The rest of this is tasty!