The word "experimental," when self-applied by indie rock acts, usually means painfully slow, and, quite probably, dreary. Not Minnesota outfit Cloud Cult, which plays Rhythm Room Sunday with Say Hi (To Your Mom) and Ice Palace. They've got all the buoyancy of poppier indie acts, and more exotic instrumentation than they could dream of hauling around on tour. Check out "Everybody Here Is A Cloud" off Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-partying Through
You can also check out this Mp3 from Seattle's Say Hi, one of the better lo-fi indie acts out there right now. Gotta love that brassy opening.