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Used to describe a style of subculture for those closely associated with indie music. Indie people generally:

Listen to: Arcade Fire, tilly on the wall, tokyo police club, bishop allen, tv on the radio, The Ting Tings, Bright Eyes, cold war kids, The faint, ghostland observatory, of montreal, Interpol, bloc party... as a general rule, if its from the UK its usually pretty good. \Also they get disinterested as soon as a band gets big and signs with a major record label (examples - death cab for cutie, modest mouse, Franz Ferdinand, the killers, the strokes, arctic monkeys)

Wear: converse shoes, stripes, band shirts, vintage clothing, leather jackets, tight fitting jeans, messenger bags, thick rimmed glasses,

Eat: organic wraps, vegan foods, coffee

own: flight of the Concords on dvd, Donnie Darko, the science of sleep, fight club, garden state, microKORG, vintage record player, acoustic guitar, tambourine.

regular dude - Hey you wanna come with me to the maroon 5 concert this Friday?

Indie Kid - no thanks, I would rather stay at home and paint while listening to fleet foxes.
by JosieJO April 12, 2009
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most are down to earth,
like people who recycle, use non-harmful to enviornment products etc.
yes it does stand for independant,
usually these people do not like labels and go for the labels suck routine,
they listen to a lot of bands that are "underground" such as the hush sound, and death cab for cutie which are some of the more popular bands.
no not all of them are bitchy and don't listen to other people's opinions although some are.
most are pretty open-minded to others opinions but prefer to go along with there own.
they are usually out-casts that don't fit in in any stereo-typical group.
many despise the "hot topic" scene because they think it's just for a bunch of depressed people who can only think about death,
you can usually find them hanging out at:
urban out fitters,
coffee shops,
libraries,
or shows.
most tend to be on the computer a lot.
as i have always said indie people come in different varieties,
they made this stereotype for the people who didn't really fit in in just one area.
and i must say that they have the best fucking music i have ever heard.
:
indie kidd
by melissa hillis July 24, 2008
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An indie will never tag themself as indie but will reiceve the tag from the people and peers around them.it's about being yourself.

It isn't a trend, it's a way. Your just like that. An indie has their style and no matter how much copperates target wannabes. Wannabe can never be indie because indie means independant / not mainstream -completly different to sell out "indie" stuff like (vans and pennyboards).

Taste:
-Indies are indie because of their taste in music. It also sets out the real indies from the fake. Their taste is alternative and indie.
-The Arts are a big part of indie life.
-Indies dont mind what other people think of them. But they still try to look good/presentable.
- They have vintage looking taste and will stay away from mainstream trends.
- The reason i don't list what clothes they wear is because only wannabe indies would care.

Big mistake people make:
- Indies think they are more superior then everyone else. They don't think that they look like that because they don't respond to the glares of judgement from the scene.
-Indies hate all mainstream music. They will mostly stay away from it but may sometime enjoy a song in the top 40. What they hate is cooperates selling bands advertising them as mainstream.
-Indies are Emo, this one will probably piss an indie off the most. Emos basically stole the indie look and made it all black.
Indies dont mind what other people think of them. But they still try to look good/presentable.
~Wannabe indie: Wakes up with bed hair goes out in public
~Indie Guy: wakes up combs hair, styles it to look like bed hair.

~ Wannabe indie (tries to be indie): I'm so indie i got some vans and downloaded snow patrol they so rule.
~ Indie: You could never be indie because indie can't be bought.

~Wannabe Indie: Goes on the internet to see what a indies wears so they could go to school thinking their indie.

~ Wannabe Girl Indie: Im so indie i like love the indie music and the pennyobards are so cool like thats sooo indie. Indie like totally rule. Ekkkkkkkk
~ Indie Girl: You could never be an indie even if your life depended on it. No website on the world would tell you how to be indie.

Call yourself Indie. Your not indie if you do that. If you think you need to do that for people to think your "cool" then you are a wannabe indie.
by Case study: Indie March 02, 2012
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1. Used to describe a music genre including Alternative/Rock/Punk elements. Include bands such as: The Smiths, Radiohead & The Libertines.

2. Clothes including Mod elements, often non-branded items. Indie kids may visit shops such as: Beyond Retro, Urban Outfitters or Fred Perry. Examples of indie clothes are: Pointy brown shoes, Skinny jeans, Polo tees or checked shirts, leather jackets.

3. Word mistakenly and wrongly used by underage kids to describe themselves as "cool". Often those who go to shops such as Topman, or read NME as it is so cool.
1.

Indie Kid: How much did you pay for In Rainbows? They made more from this album than Hail to the Thief.

Scenester: Radiohead are soooo good, have you heard Paranoid Android? I read in NME

Indie Kid: Yes...

2.
Normal Person: What clothes did you buy?

Indie Kid: Just a new pair of shoes and a Lyle & Scott t-shirt.

3.
Scenester 1: We are so indie with our Topman hoodies, hey
can we go and buy NME to read the New Bands section?

Scenester 2: I know, Pigeon Detectives are going to be soooo good. We should also go to The Wombats, they're sickk.

Indie Kid: I've already seen the Pigeon Detectives by chance and they're really not that good... Try Babyshambles or The Cribs.

Scenester 1: Yeah The Cribs are quality. They played them in topman earlier. Hey is that song "Did you see the stylish kids in the riot...?" by Babyshambles or The Libertines?

Scenester 2: DON'T YOU KNOW THAT? THE LIBERTINES BROKE UP BECAUSE OF KATE MOSS!

Indie Kid: No that's not true... Anyway I have to go to the record store.

Scenester 3: Is that the one in Shoreditch? It's sooo indie there, let's go!

Indie Kid: *Hits Head on Bound Together book*
by Jack Penate Hater January 06, 2008
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1. A term used to describe a band/artist/etc. who does not belong to a big name record label, or no label at all. Though all these shitheads who put definitions here years ago all talk about a relation between "Emo" and "Shit rock music" they are wrong. Indie is not only rock. For every genre of music there is, there is an underground ('Indie', for people who can't keep up) scene behind it. Indie could also refer to the indie culture around it. As much as people want to swear up and down against labeling and the such, it just is what it is. There *is* an indie culture in lingo, interests, CLOTHES, etc. Many people like to spot an "Indie Kid" as anyone in their teens to mid twenties:
-wearing faded skinny jeans
-scruffy hair
-a cardigan, military jacket, pea coat, etc.
-wearing boots all the time
-walk around with an ironic expression on their face
-drink. And then drink some more.

Those are just some of the things a "typical" indie kid would wear or do.

Additional Information; Hipsters are the ones who are somewhat hard to tell apart. Hipsters may look and dress like an Indie Kid, but are somehow different. They may even listen to the same music as Indie Kids, but apparently they are still different.
Hipsters are normally the ones who are just about as indie as Indie Kids except for perhaps one thing (which takes away their indie title): Listening to mainstream.
That's it. Listening to the occasional mainstream.
Indie Kid #1: Oh yeah, I love the Teenagers, incredible stuff there.

Hipster #1: Yeah the Teenagers are great! I like the Kooks as well...

Uptight Indie Kid #1: The Kooks aren't "indie" anymore (scrunched look). Thinks: (Silly hipster girl)

"Hipster" #1: Yeah and? Are you one of those indie kids who have serious issues against mainstream?

Indie Kid #2 (who is much cooler): Yes, yes he is. C'mon, you wanna go to a Hadouken! gig with me? Tomorrow we can go to the Teenagers show. *friendly smile*

Uptight Indie Kid #1: Oooh! Can I come to the Teenagers show with you guys!?

Indie Kid #2: No.
by HipsterIndieWhateverGirl July 06, 2010
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Anybody who is themselves and doesnt follow the rest of the sheep.

It can also mean music. The Killers, Snow Patrol and Stereophonics are not Indie

A list of some Indie bands:

Arcade Fire
Rogue Wave
Coconut Records
The Walkmen
Yeah Yeah Yeah's
The Wyo's
The Flaming Lips
The Killers are NOT indie!!!
by Scott-James October 19, 2007
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some lame people came up with a label for being an individual and somehow managed to relate it to independent music which is stupid because independent isn't a genre. I know I know. you really believe it is. since when are independent rap artists and independent rock bands under the same category? get lives.
normal person: what kind of music do you listen to?
moron who wishes he was indie: oh I'm into bands of the independent persuasion
normal person: oh okay. so have you ever heard of 'you are a sadass liar'?
moron: not since they went mainstream. what a bunch of pathetic sellouts.
normal person: yeahhh.
by bexox August 17, 2006
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