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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
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Indie is a genre that allows people to pick u a cheap guitar, sing/talk in a nasal manor. In Britain it is popular to do this with a thick colloquial accent such as Cockney or Geordie. Indie is about being different, only in the same way as everyone else who is indie. Indies, as indie lovers are known, pride them selves on their openness to “new” music, so long as it sounds like The Clash or has a synthesiser badly played in an annoying 80’s manor all the way through it. The fast guitar solo was outlawed in indie in 1989. You can only be an indie guitarist if you have a tinny nasty guitar tone and play slightly out of sync with your drummer. Indie bassist died out in 1987 and so they are left with a computer putting in 1/8th note repetitions.
Indie fashion: It is Topman fashion that isn’t purchased from Topman or other such high street chains. Charity shop clothes are preferred however if you spent £70 on a pair of 1965 socks from Christies auction house that’s ok too.
In the indie world or the uk, NME tell you which bands to like and dislike, strict adherence to this is strongly recomended otherwise you may be seen to be disturbing the independance of indie
Pete Doherty is the king of indie.
the Axel Rose of Indie
Famed for not turning up at gigs, or when turning up being off his face. Fans love him for "the intimacy of the gig" (meaning only 5 fans turn up and the rest of band get pissed off and leave) and "the pain of his story" lets all turn up and feel sorry for a guy will be joining the 27 club.
Also famed for breaking into a bandmates house, stealing and selling his guitars for heroin.
Kate Moss and Pete Doherty king and queen of cool in theindie world! or so say NME
by pappydu October 11, 2005
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a type of rock music, which is defined by the "independent" labels its published by. listening to indie music is often a badge of membership in certain hipster social circles. indie rock bands often evade commercial success (intentionally or not), but the instant they become popular with anyone not in the "in crowd", or they get air play on commercial radio, their old fan bases dissolve, accusing the bands of "selling out".
aside from sonic youth, every indie band i've ever listened to, has disappointed me
by minghi April 26, 2003
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Short for independent.
Thanks to social norms and media, indie is overlooked from what it stands for.
indie boy: Hey, check me out cool eh?
me: Err..scarves,vintage tees,shades and polaroids your idea of indie?
indie boy: Yea its hip right?
me: right......

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genre made for music no one has ever heard of.
Hey i like indie because it makes me unique and no one else knows of the bands i like.
by gurtej May 26, 2006
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Indie, i believe is anything that is. It was once extremely underrated and now it has turned ino this giant mainstream scene of rich kids in the hills driving in there beamors and listening to the mouse or going home and watching "Garden State" affinity times. Oh well there will soon be a new scene out there for us to feast upon and then have it eaten and then shit out by some Hollister sporting surfer boys down in Hunington.
indie is what is in.
by ALEX the cat March 27, 2005
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(england)
origionally bands without a record label.
Now a variety of bands tht get worse by the minute, most indie is more depressing than emo, each song boring after 2 times worth of hearing it, and hooribly over played, because indie is the new "in"
most indie ppl say they are different and "individual" this cannt be true as they are indie, also most are just trendies and dont actually like the music!!!
guy:hey are you going to leeds fest?
indie kid:yeah of course
guy:what bands are you going to see?
indie kid:you mean bands play there
guy:i just dont want to talk to you
indie kid:just because im better than you and more individual than youll evere be
guy:*punch*
by milner April 13, 2005
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