AQUABATS: Kooky Spooky… In Stereo!: CD

Family-friendly third-wave ska. If you’re still on board after I said that, then it’s a done deal: check out this album. Aquabats singer Christian Jacobs co-founded the hip kids’ dance show Yo Gabba Gabba and has built an entire world of kid-centric art that grown-ups can enjoy too. I remember the Aquabats of the ’90s as a third-wave ska band in superhero costumes. Now, the costumes remain, but the sound on this crowd-funded album skews more synthy and Devo inspired, with song titles like “Skeleton Inside!” The whole album is goofy, well-done fun. You know if it’s right for you. –Chris Terry (Gloopy, theaquabats.com)