Seattle band The Hoot Hoots have probably been called weirdos. And if you hold them up against the broad spectrum of indie rock that’s out there, they are a little kooky. Like Black Moth Super Rainbow or The Rentals, The Hoot Hoots are led by the power of their synthesizers, using them to shoot their pop songs careening off into outer space. Hoot Hoots songs aren’t just upbeat, irresistible dance party starters — they’re complete mood alterers that shoot rainbows and cupcakes and kittens and sunbeams into your black little heart. The band also wears hooded rainbow cloaks when they perform. I mean, how can you not love these people?