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Emeen Zarookian performs “Wrong Kind of Money.” A album is due Feb. 4. (Photo:  Extraneous Noise/Foundwaves)

Emeen Zarookian performs “Wrong Kind of Money.” A album is due Feb. 4. (Photo: Extraneous Noise/Foundwaves)

Spirit Kid, whose retro pop has lit up toddlers’ faces at family-friendly rock shows as readily as it has producers for the cashed cable show “Weeds,” has an album coming out early next year. And the Sprit Kid himself, Cambridge’s Emeen Zarookian, has announced a name – “Is Happening” (as in “Spirit Kid / Is Happening”) – and an official release date of Feb. 4.

The first single, “Slow It Down,” is streaming on Soundcloud:

Like band influences including early Beatles, Kinks and Beach Boys, there are a lot of love songs in the Spirit Kid repertoire, and “Slow It Down” joins them. It’s a fast song that urges a more leisurely approach to getting a romance going. “Am I talking too much?” asks a peppy Zarookian. “Because we don’t really know each other and learning you is hard.”

Count on an early February CD release show locally, but the next scheduled Spirit Kid performance as of late December is out of town: Jan. 26 at The Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn with Our Griffins and The Building.