as a mindset, a movement that revolves around choosing music, clothing and general culture based on their individual benefits and 'pros' so to speak; also could be incarnated in one who isnt overly pretentious because of someone else's opinions. Not to be confused with indie yuppies who are typically malinformed rich white kids, elitist about their tastes whilst not quite having the intellect to back up their own opinions.
typical indie attitude towards daily happenings:
I like the shins based on the atmosphere that their songs give, and the way in which they alter my mood, not just because i saw them on garden state.
This brand isn't particualrly 'cool' but i like this shirt so i will buy it and not fuck around because someone else doesnt
has been defined as indie pop but id liken them more towards indie rock as there is just as much focus on the music than on the vocals. A great band with a great following of fans, which, unfortunately for our misguided friend who said there was 12, stretch a long way into south america, europe and some highly obscure nations. Has a very strong following in places like brazil and spain.
the guy who said they were emo then posted lots of lyrics which proved him immediately wrong. Emo as a music genre is about writing music about how hard and bad life is, generally termed 'whinger music' or 'bitch rock.' DCFC is, essentially, a celebration of the beauties of life, held together by fantastic melodies that thrust it directly into the 'indie' genre; if your so image-obsessed so as to start making allegiances, please dont take DCFC! just appreciate it as what it is - indie rock. and fantastic indie rock at that.
No, death cab for cutie fans DONT care that you prefer death metal. Listen to it if you like it, idiot.
a pop rock / image band that started a big circle of accusations about being 'poseurs' - basically this was done with their 'non-conformist' song 'The Anthem.' soory, what kind of non conformist song is also an anthem? joel madden unwittingly created a large preppy army of poseurs, all of whom are posing as non posers, all the while accusing everyone who disses GC for being the shitty band they are of posing and denying an apparent hidden desire to listen to the horrible rubbish they continue to churn out. yes, i personally have been told by a gc fan that if i were to pretend not to know anything about the band and listen to their new album, i wouldnt be saying they were musically insignificant, unoriginal AND untalented by all definitions of the words. hmm perhaps if they were good... wed all LISTEN TO THEM AND NOT DISS THEM IDIOTS
Good charlotte encourage, if anything, mass confusion.
an alternative rock / pop band, often described as indie, that spread to fame on the back of demos hosted on a blog. spread between indie kids in a matter of weeks, and by the time i discovered them through their debut LP 'The Loon' they were 'old.'
damn indie kids, they work too fast and i cant keep up.
tapes n tapes are refreshing, albeit a bit similar to other bands that i wont mention for sake of flaming.
regardless, The Loon is a fantastic album and the band is deserving of the hype.
a 'church' founded by the houstons in the 70s which began as a basic born-again christian movement, then graduated to full-blown record sales, charging people for membership, and preaching chastity whilst houston and all the 'pastors' (a title they use instead of priest so then they get to get married) drive arround in lamborghinis.
even god knows that the pastors only work one hour a day, they piss up the rest of their free time.
Even they arent stupid enough to believe in their source of income.