The trio of ex-Dance Disaster Movement member Kevin Litrow (vocals, guitar) Derek Thomas (guitars, keyboards, samples, electronics) and Garrett Pierce (tom drum, percussion xylophone) simultaneously pay homage to the culture of stripped-down rock 'n roll while abusing it irreverently, tweaking it with experimental out-of-time beats and infinite reverb.
Their debut is the kind of album you have to sit down with over a pair of headphones and spend a little time listening to. An ambitious release, it packs 14 individual songs at over an hour in length, including a hidden outro jam on the end. If you get a chance to see them live, I hear the shows are quite a spectacle. They've reportedly been packing crowds into clubs and warehouse parties around San Fran in just a year and a half, featurng an Audio/Video rodeo combining homemade 8 mm films, guest vj's and a variety of free form improvisation and textured ambient soundscapes. 60 Watt Kid will be in Austin for SXSW, so prepare yourselves.