A movie produced by an independent studio, or an unheard-of writer/director; it tends to star actors you've never seen before. Indie movies commonly make you feel artistic or inspired after watching them... or, sometimes, just leave you feeling like you wasted an hour and a half of your time watching something that made absolutely no sense. Can also be referred to as an artsy movie.
"Hey, lets go to Blockbuster and rent some indie movies! I heard Wristcutters and The Chumscrubber were really good!"
Occurences in real life that may appear to be out of indie flicks, frequently imagined by kids who spend too much time watching said movies and not enough time actually experiencing the adventures.
So I was listening to those lamecore kids talking about how their indie adventure last night was actually interesting compared to their actual lives.
1. a noun, being a person who does not believe in the affiliation or support of things in the mainstream. characteristics: going to see local musicians at venues, wearing clothing bought exclusively from thrift/bargain stores, trying to become as intellectual as possible. you'll find them: in libraries, at "shows," at flea markets. pseudo indies often wear/go to urban outfitters.
2. a noun, being something (such as a band or movie) that hasn't been signed to a major label/company. these generally have a certain style and often express much more emotion than art of the "mainstream." movies: will have very unique characters and the storylines will be in-depth and devlopmental to the characters. music: using a lot of emotion in the voice, without sounding whiny, and are more often described as "beautiful," also, aren't generally 'heavy' sounding, often with acoustic instuments and a variety of percussion.
1. some well known indie bands include: sonic youth, joy division, rilo kiley, etc.
2. examples of indie movies are: movies directed by wes anderson, movies that win sundance awards
indie, short for independent, is a normally classified as a music genre. indie music can be anything; rap, folk, pop, punk, international, etc. but is normally labeled as obscure and alternative rock. indie bands are not signed to big record labels, hence the name independent.
but now, indie has become another stereotypical label like emo, goth, prep, and the list goes on. before indie gained popularity, it simply defined people who were independent and did what they want. 'indie people' dress how they want, wear their hair how the want, listen to what they want, and be their own person. 'indie people' are very unique and most are individualists. no two 'indies' are the same.
independent movies and films have also been given the label indie. independent movies are films that have not been made popular and are made outside of large theater companies. indie movies are made with smaller budgets and no corporate funding.
i can't describe indie music, movies, or stereotypes because they are all different.
indie, short for independent. not necessarily associated with music, also used in accordance to indie movies. i.e. independent movies
indie-music: the streets
indie-movie: in america
short for independant
musicians with an individual sound
usually soft, beautiful, and meaningful (to the artist and fans at least) or upbeat and danceable.
very devoted fan base, at least in the past.
doesnt care if you make fun of it, because its just that cool.
isnt really indie anymore since its been mainstreamed by movies such as garden state.
however indie will fade from the scene in a short while and those left will once again be respectable.
explosions in the sky, sigur ros, godspeed you black emperor, damien rice, jonathon rice, elliot smith, rilo kiley, tegan and sara, joanna newsom, regina spektor
i dont call meself indie
Mainly consisting of high school and college students, Indie is a current and very popular social group among the unpopular social groups.
Usually characterized by local or obscure music, eclectic clothing from thrift stores or the nearest Urban Outfitters, and constant bickering between one another on which bands are becoming too mainstream.
If you are considering becoming an indie kid, be prepared for many long arguments over various books, movies, music, paintings, and obscure pop culture icons between other members in the group. Oh, and be prepared for hearing loss, as you will be expected to attend many local shows and concerts.
"Hey Jane, how was the Cavil At Rest show last night?"
"It was good, but their newest song sounds so mainstream,, Like they are changing their sound so they will get a record deal"
"Isn't that a good thing though? I mean, doesn't every band hope for a record deal?"
"Not Indie. Its about the music, not the fame."