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Listen to bands you've probably never heard of.

Wear clothes from thrift stores including cheap striped shirts, anything with animals on them, scarves, and faded tight jeans.

Have polaroid pictures of themselves on their Myspace.
Indie kid: Does this horribly faded wolf shirt from the 80's look terrible on me?

Clerk: Sure does.

Indie kid: Cool, I'll take it.
by C_M November 21, 2007
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The indie kid refuses to listen to music that is mainstream apart from artists they see as good. Even if this artist is mainstream the indie kid will still believe nobody else appreciates their music properly.
The indie kid doesn't wear big label clothes (with the exception of All Star Converse, their excuse being 'They didn't used to be cool.') and thinks he is better than everybody else because he has good taste in music. He will also usually pride himself on his superior knowledge in things other than bands, such as films, webcomics etc. And even refuse to be friends with people who like music he doesn't like. When he tells people they have bad taste in music and they then reply 'That's you're opinion.' he will disagree, and he likes them to argue for the band in question, not palm him off with a 'That's just your opinion.'
The stereotypical indie kid (male) is shy and skinny with dark grown out hair (not to be mistaken for emo hair, which is cut and styled with it's bangs, indie hair is just pure laziness to get it cut) who wears large t-shirts with obscure band names printed on them and jeans.
The indie kid is usually a bit of a nerd, spending alot of time on the computer, in the library or playing his guitar. He will try and make people love the music he listens to and then (rightfully) accuse them of trend-hopping when this has happened.
Poor, Unsuspecting Pop Kid- Coldplay are my favourite band!
Pretentious Indie Kid- You like Coldplay. Coldplay are a crap band.
PUPK- No, they're not! That's just you're opinion!
PIK- I hate it when you just say it's my opinion. You should give me reasons as to why Coldplay are good. But they're not, they're crap. They're generic etc. (and he rambles on about Coldplay)
PUPK- Who do you like then?
PIK- Well, I like The Decemberists, Broken Social Scene, Stars are OK, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Beta Band, Dexter Freebish (and he rambles on about bands he likes)
PUPK- Who?!?
by JEH August 07, 2005
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ok so i know there are heaps of definitions on here but they're not all true.

maybe indie kids are interested in indie/alternative music because the lyrics and the songs are more meaningful or they just like them more. but that doesn't mean they spend the whole day online looking for unknown bands

a lot DO wear vintage clothes/acid wash jeans/headbands/... but not ALL.
i'm not saying that if you do you're just fake
but if you don't it doesn't mean you're not indie

being indie is more about appreciating the music and being yourself. not caring what other people think.
and indie kids generally don't like people who are trying to be indie because it's becoming "cool"
you can see the difference between a real indie kid who's just being themselves and a wannabe
wannabe indie kid: oh my gosh one of my indie friends sent me a really awesome song last night.
indie kid: cool. who's it by?
wannabe indie kid: this band.. called franz ferdinand or something?
indie kid: that's not indie you know. that's just a mainstream pop song that was given the label of indie by the record company
wannabe indie kid: what do you listen to then??
indie kid: umm.. bonaparte, auletta, black kids, late of the pier,...
wannabe indie kid: ...?
by indiemink June 29, 2009
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Indie kid's are usually well spoken, smart, well educated people.They refuse to wear anything chavvy E.G tracksuits.
They have hair that is so un cared about it looks great, the more appearance caring indie kid may have a side swept fringe though.Waistcoats,drainpipes, converse, badges, printed t-shirts, topman is a good shop for indie kid's.
generally nice,happy people, quick witted, funny and very nice looking.

Bands such as The pidgeon detectives, The Arcade Fire, The waterloos, and some can get away with Hadouken!.
Trend Follower-I like indie music.
Indie kid- oh really? who do you find good?
trend follower- oh, well i like a bit of the fratellis and i like snow patrol's new song.
Indie kid- that's not indie, thats popular chart music, pop, please next time tell me you follow all the others.
T-F-hmph.
by Indie-cindy-boy September 05, 2007
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"Indie" stands for "Independent". They listen to indie music, and often use ridiculous words like "raw" and "organic" to describe it. They seem to think their music is different from everyone else's when in fact it is the same.

Indie kids wear clothes from second hand shops, have an unfounded fascination in things like cassette tapes and vinyl, and often wear thick rimmed glasses.

The thing that makes their music "indie" is a mystery. Any type of music can be indie- rock, rap, bluegrass, etc. As long as the audience consists of old plaid and tight jeans, it is indie.

Indie kids get off on listening to music that nobody has heard of.(often times, it is some random crap they found on myspace) If they tell you their favorite band, and you have heard of it, they have failed as an indie kid.
Eric: "I'm so indie, my favorite band has only 14 plays on myspace"
Tom: "I'm so indie, I listen to bands that haven't even been invented yet"

Normal person: "What type of music does your band play?"
Indie kids: "Oh yeah, my band is like new post-modern-pre-hardcore alternative with a hint of crunk and turkish folk. We're pretty raw."

by dddman December 28, 2008
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To my understanding an indie kid is someone who is not afraid to show their individuality. Generally, they dress in vintage or thrift store clothing, wear moccasins, or really anything that isn't quite main stream.

They also listen to mainly music that is classified under "indie rock" or "alternative". Typically signed by an independent music label.

Some bands that they commonly listen to are Death Cab For Cutie( a band popular amongst others that aren't indie), Of Montreal, Little Man Tate, Bromheads Jacket, Mumm-Ra, ect.

Though, that is not the only music they listen to, and usually they aren't completely against large labels despite the fact that many people like to make it seem this way.

Don't confuse a true indie kid with a poser or hipster (if that is what you prefer to refer to them as)

Hipsters like to advertise their individuality by going against anything completely main stream
Indie Kid: Wow! I really love Milburn, don't you?

Hipster: Yeah, they are so indie and different! Not like that crap that Katy Perry tries to sell.

Indie Kid: Uhmm... Okay, I kinda enjoy Katy Perry as well.

Hipster: Well, her music is the same as everyone else's! You're not a real indie kid!

Indie Kid: Alright then.
by Just For Show January 19, 2011
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A teen who stays out of the usual popular trends and looks at finding and making their own trends. Indie kids are sometimes thought of as hippies because the way they dress is bright or earthy toned. most of these people wear many bracelets and are very creative or artsy. They are very motivated and passionate. Indie kids are very real people who will be very real with you. They enjoy listening to alternative music and "indie music" and love the outdoors and nature. Sometimes they can be loners but are often friends with other indie kids due to similar interests. Very cool people worth befriending.
Guy1: wow that girl is so unique! and i love her bracelets
Guy2: i bet she makes them herself. shes an indie kid
by gingerkatykat November 29, 2010
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