Indie is fake, their not about the music their all about the scene, nobody in an indie clique actually understands anything about music theory so their opinions about music are literally null to anyone else.
Indie parties tend to be boring gatherings of about 10 people smoking a bong and passing around a blunt and talking about "philosophy" which if it is heard by anyone not under the influence will sound totally inept and possibly retarded...
indie is shit, indie is garbage, indie is not the new punk movement, indie isnt even a movement, its just bullshit, \
if you get angry at all or lose your cool with indie kids they will slowly but surely outcast you...
indie kids all want to start bands but they all disagree and have so many different and pretentious musical tastes that anything a group of these so called indie kids makes ends up sounding like shit...
even the bands that indie kids listen to which are bands like mogwai, modest mouse and the flaming lips, think indie sucks, because its a fruitless movement a waste of time,
the people that make the music that the indie kids listen to are usually the types of kids that the indie cliques outcasted and forgot about, because they werent chill enough,
that is the fatal flaw of indie,
indie is a trap...
and it will suck you in like a cheap whore. all you have to do is wear shitty clothes and smoke weed...
mark- damn... my life sucks... all my friends are gone and have outcasted me, i think i'll write a song...
mogwai- god look at all these faggot kids, is this "indie" some new scene or something, fuck it, lets play our tunes and take their money, these bitches aint shit.
History: grew out from 60s garage, 70s punk, and 80s post punk it started in the mid 80s as alternative/college radio music. Once nirvana hit big the alternative genre split: the popular side was just alternative(Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, No Doubt, etc.) and the other half that wasn't mainstream(by choice or not) became indie rock(Pavement, Sebadoh, Built To Spill, etc).
Some bands have signed to major labels but are still considered indie(Modest Mouse, etc.). Go figure.
Sound: In the begining indie sounded like alternative(because it was) but it grew more experimental and weird. In Britain indie has more of a typical sound like Radiohead, Muse, etc. rather than a definition based on 'the scene.'
The scene: if you really think all indie kids do is try to be cooler than other people then... well.. you're mostly right. The main point is, don't take the scene and the whole hipster attitude seriously. No one does. And if you do, well, then I'm cooler than you.
the state of being "indie":
1)being unable to talk to anyone about your music.
2)but knowing that, in the process, you're way cooler than the kids you try to talk to about it.
(Examples of Indie music)
80's- Joy Division, Sonic Youth, The Smiths
90's- Pavement, Radiohead, The Pixies, Happy Mondays (Are they considered dance music or indie rock?).
Now- The Shins, Bright Eyes, Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service, Rilo Kelly, Modest Mouse.
Confused FYE Employee- "Uhh, no. We do have a wall of My Chemical Romance albums on the wall behind you".
Indie Kid- "Fuck"
Although this definition is accurate, the word has come to mean more. For many, it has come to symbolize originality and forward-thinking, especially in music and design.
By this definition, indie is any business or designer that is not associated with a large company. Indie can also define the consumer who chooses to support small business, independent record labels and handmade items rather than shopping at big-box stores.