[ Asaurus ] 2006
There is much to be said for a group fronted by a young man who had his surname changed [legally] to fit that of his bands title: Joe Mathlete. Yes, there is much to be said - I will simply touch on the subject. Just place one moist fingertip on the grandeur of what I have here...
Fort Awesome - once you catch your breath in acceptance of the album's title and cover mascots [hello yellow duck, orange kitten and Robot McGee] - reveals herself as a precious long player steeped in energetic bounce. With a cared for mixture of pop, glee and childlike wonder [see: "Grownupland"] - Fort Awesome reads like the mind of a home-schooled child [approximate age: 7] who won a week's worth of watching the Discovery channel after finishing their science project early.
"ASTEROID!!!" is positive fact, the [similar] telling of a 400-meter chunk of Space [tagged 2004 MN4] that is scheduled to intersect the orbit [or "flyby"] of our Earth's stratosphere in 2029. If we're all gonna die [remember Night of the Comet - get yourself to a theatre or lose yr brains to the walking dead... NOW!], we may as well have fun while we're here. The Mathletes have come to inform and caress us - take their hands or be crushed by darkening skies and molten rain!
Fort Awesome = Fun, Asaurus = Radass. "The circus has exploded" and rocks of solid iron are headed for Planet "us" - we must celebrate!