Independent music.
Indies are generally either the best or worst people you'll ever meet.
indie kids do their own thing. They listen to obscure unheard of music because they're different and only think of pleasing themselves with their music taste.

emo kid - have u heard angels and airwaves? they rock
normal kid - um no
emo kid - aw ur a loser i cant even look at you chav

normal kid - hey i got the angels and airwaves album
emo kid - cool ur such an emo

emo kid - have you got the angels and airwaves album?
indie kid - no i prefer the long blondes
**********mutual stare of hatred************
indie - like the long blondes, dirty pretty things, the young knives, the guillemonts, dead disco, the like, the raconteurs, the harrisons etc
by Indiegirl4ever October 30, 2006
A genre' of music as well as a 'fashion' and part of an individuals personality. Most 'Indie' people consider themselves the gurus of music and that their genre' of music is the only one able to be appreciated as 'real' music.

Indie's give off a very elitist asshole attitude which is unbelievably annoying.

They claim to only listen to 'underground' music that isn't widely popular or common, which is contradicted by bands like Radiohead or artists like Adam Young from Owl City.

According to Indie kids, Adam Young is a sell-out?

Basically, if you're an artist who makes money, you are no longer considered popular amongst Indie kids.

Also, Indie people like to put themselves above the other social status of 'Emo' although they appear to be insanely similar, besides attitude. Also, 'Scene' kids seem to differ from Indie. Basically, you have to be a total douche bag to be an Indie kid who likes to put themselves above everyone else because they have a depressing home / school life and they've mastered the art of alienation.

In essence, an Indie = Emo / Scene without the whining emotion, and more of a stuck-up princess attitude.
Person: Hey, a friend told me you liked Modest Mouse?

Indie Kid: Not anymore?

Person: How come...?

Indie Kid: They're sell-outs and totally unoriginal...don't talk to me about 'good' music.

Person: ...I see... O.o lol?
by SayWHATAhhhhhInstantMustache February 09, 2010
One who works in a certain industry and demonstrates habits/characteristics because of it; or uses terminology relevant only to that industry.
1)Lindsey says: "I was the closer tonight and we were slammed! I was in the weeds for 2 hours after getting triple sat. Luckily the double L bussed my section for me before she got cut."

Leigh: "You're such an Indie".

2)At the restaraunt we had dinner at, Lindsey was being such an Indie. She collected all the menus from our friends and handed them to our server when we were done ordering."
by Indie1 March 05, 2007
Shop at Pacsun
Converse/canvas Vans OTWs
Skinny Jeans
Watches LOST/Heroes
Listens to Obscure Bands
Will Argue With You Until You Are Out of Things to support Your Opinion, Because Theirs are Endless
the think they are better than you because of the above
If you are indie, then fuck you.
by idontlikeindie January 23, 2011
Despite definitions about album labels e.t.c, Indie has become a truly woeful "trend" that emerged during the nineties, characterised mainly by bands with short and uninventive names beginning with "the" and ending with "s". The idea that "indie" kids are intelligent is a myth, purely drumming up discussion that could substitute a donnie darko script.
"Indie" is a condradiction in itself - attempting to be without a label, whilst labelling oneself "indie" at the same time. "Indie" is a trend for the masses, easy to fit in and where everybody looks the same and revolves around a musical taste that is always.... the same.
Various attempts have been made to sub - categorise this type of music to make it sound more interesting.
It could be inferred in this case that "indie" is where nerds find salvation, this idea can be supported in the fact that most indie kids look like a contemporary Austin powers, Simon Amstel or Napoleon Dynamite.
"Indie" girls are normally attractive in appearance, however are up thier own backside and completely caught up in thier trend, most likely be irresistably attracted to males akin to the above.
A sentence spoken by an "indie" kid will most likely contain the words "yeah" "totally" "like" and "legend", accompanied by an annoying laugh.
"Indie" kids, in general, have an appalling sense of humour comprising of terrible in-jokes.
Despite the "indie" versus "emo" debate, it can be set in stone they are as bad as each other.
Any thumbs down ratings on this article will be assumed to fit any of the above categories.

Indie kid: "gwarf"
by actual facts October 07, 2008
Someone who likes Alternative Rock and doesn't care what other people think of him/her. They are sometimes rideculed by morons who listen to shit music eg. TFI, Heavy Metal, Punk, Emo music, Pop and any other music that hasn't really got any REAL lyrics besides, a screech, a mumble, a sware word, and something to do with love.

Indies wear whatever they want and are the smartest people you could think of without being nerds! Most indies, don't even know they are indies because of their strong dislike of labelisation. Indies are very cool, and so different from eachother, the only thing they would have in common is listening to Alternative Rock, and hating lots of other music genres.

If you are a moron, you would only listen to music that sounds like something you've heard before which is already shit by someone who doesn't know how to sing, but 'makes up for it' by screaming loudly, mumbling, or playing his instrument really loudly to cover his voice up.

If you are smart, you'd listen to whichever music sounds new and you don't know which style it is. 9/10 says it'll be alternative music.
Chav: *plays music on phone really loud for attention*
Indie: Turn that down, it is shit!
Chav: Shurrup ya sweaty bastard
Indie: *laughs at how dumb the person is*
by :x-y-z: July 23, 2006
short for independant rock, indie can pretty much be defined by listning to a Modest Mouse album such as The Lonesome Crowded West or The Moon and Antarctica. Good News for People Who Love Bad News is still an indie album, just not as much.

contrary to what non-indies say, indie followers are not cults, and don't think their better that anyone else. If you told a true indie, such as myself, that Modest Mouse sucks, just like any indie, I would say, "Congradulations, I don't really give a shit what you think about my music."

Also see emo, but take out the not laid for 8 years and wanna-be goth part.
Modest Mouse, Radiohead, REM, The Shins
by CowboyDan1314 March 29, 2005

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