Some people are unaware that indie rock is just rock music whose artists are on an independent (or indie) record label.
Indie is not a genre of music. It can be hip hop on an independent record label. The latter is a record label which operates without funding by major record labels.
There are also indie films, indie art, etc., which are films/art/etc which are independent from commercial, mainstream establishments (just like indie music).
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).
-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.
~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.
-wearing faded skinny jeans
-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.
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.
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.
Indie Kid - no thanks, I would rather stay at home and paint while listening to fleet foxes.
It can also mean music. The Killers, Snow Patrol and Stereophonics are not Indie
A list of some Indie bands:
Yeah Yeah Yeah's
The Flaming Lips
Indie: Not much, just listening to some anamanaguchi
Normal guy: That names retarded
Indie: Have a listen (plugs in earphones)
Normal guy: Hey, that's pretty cool and chiptuney
Indie: Yeah, it's good shizz, well, I'll be on my way, see yah.
Normal guy: Wow, he was nice, pretty cool too, he just had some indescribable aura about him.