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
Originally meaning music that was released by bands on independent labels, "indie" has now come to represent music released by the majors, but marketed towards students and adults who should know better.
Tarquin thought he was cool, because he read the NME, and had heard of a few 'obscure' indie bands. Everyone else thought he should wash more often.
by Darkness Fish February 09, 2005
A misunderstood joke in the disguise of a "subculture". Really, Indie is a nostalgic trend that consists of black rimmed glasses, tight jeans, and God forbid those goddamned Red Beanies. In a nutshell, Indie is a derived term from the term "indie rock" where kids who aren't puss enough to be emo but too puss to skate.
Have you seen those Indie Kids with their tight jeans and red beanies? Damn they're stupid.
by Ike Furam May 17, 2009
Indie is the most boring version of rock ever to been played throughout Europe.
Indie-fans mostly wear second hand clothes and weird army caps.
they also tend to dance by simply going a step forth and then a step back, repeating the whole process for about 8 hours, or untill their club closes.
While still being just some spoiled middle-/upper-class-kids, they think of themselfes as being different of any other consumers (which they are not).
People who Listen to indie are always of caucasian background. there has never been any asian, african, southamerican Indie-fan or Indiegroup.
Indie-fans only like music that is the washed out and never contains anything more then the Amaj Cmaj Gmin Dmin Emin chords, or a slight deviation of those chords
If Indie were Food it would be a soup cooked just with water and flour with neither spices nor salt, also someon wood have spitted in that soup....
They Whole Indie Music focusses on music that takes all energy out of Rock leaving you with a boring -completly paralyzed brother of rock and roll
Bottom line INdie is mucialy speaking the most boring stuff on the world
just ask the kids who always look down on you and look like they have eaten a whole package of sleeping pills and find everything cute what they listen to
and u get a good picture of waht indie is
by AlternativeMyAss April 17, 2009
indie is a subculture founded on being free... having a mind of your own, most indie kids fall into it by being considered strange or eccentric by most stern right wings..

its driven by love...and such.....well im sleepy
"beth" omg let talk to that gargling microwave..
"dan" no its got a tad of zebra vomit on it not fuhn..
"beth" well lets play some neutral milk hotel to it and see how it gargles
*aero plane over the sea* blast out toward the sad gargling microwave*
"dan" wow this indie shit is tickling its fancy!!!
by stiles February 11, 2008
short for independant
used to define a joint you rolled that you aint sharing...cuz sharing's for losers
we rolled some indies for the drive
by fackoff September 26, 2007
Not actually a musical genre. Stems from the meaning of independent labels, which can apply to any REAL musical genre, from punk to metal and their subgenres, to underground hip hop etc. Bands such as Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, The Academy Is, etc, are/were commonly labeled as Indie, but most bands that commonly fall into the "indie" label are actually just as easily (and correctly) labeled as art-rock or experimental.

Indie kids, however, are generally pretentious, stuck up (and by no means more educated/intelligent than anyone falling into another social group) copy-cats that think they know everything about music, movies, life, etc. One commonly sees them dressed up in earth tones with suspenders, sporting such "outdated" fashions as corduroy, and those slanted hats commonly associated with grandfathers and old-school newspaper boys.
indie labels: anything that is not funded/ran by large corporations and multinational businesses, even more popular labels such as Epitaph and Fat Wreck-Chords would be considered independent labels

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Indie kid 1: "Hey Chuck, did you hear that new Arcade Fire CD?"

Indie kid 2: Uh, James, Arcade Fire sold out man, they aren't indie. But those are some nice suspenders you have. Let's philosophize about the affect of cheese on society."
by Ken W March 27, 2007

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