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Form of rock music, short for independent. Bands such as the Libertines, the Cribs, Dirty Pretty Things the Coral etc are indie bands, however, bands such as razorlight, the wombats, the feeling are indie pop, and should all be shot dead
"Carl Barat is indie"

"Why do people think scouting for girls are indie? They're a shite pop group!"
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Music of bands on independent labels. It is often mistaken as emo however, indie music is just better than emo music at so many levels and in so many ways. The lyrics are meaningful, clever and the tunes are generally pleasent and clever for the ears too as opposed to the fakely depressing, nasal-sounding moanings and whinings which emos call music. I'd say all emos should just go kill themselves because they obviously have no knowledge of music.

Cool Kid "Oh yeah, what's the name of that song by that indie band My Chemical Romance?"

Indie Kid (-thinks "fuck off and die"-) says "fuck off and get some musical knowledge. And grow some charisma and perhaps some sticky outy ears while you're at it. But you're not smart enough to do all those things so you might as well just die."

Cool Kid "God, i thought you were an indie kid."

Indie Kid "Just go, get away from me now!"
by ZZzzamy November 05, 2006
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when you're musically alone (..sighsigh)
Indie Kid: Yey! This song by Blur is great?
Anybody else: ...Bl..who?
I.K. Blur!...I mean one of the best bands in the world...come on!Blur!Damon Albarn...Dan Abnormal...come on!....
A.e. ah?
I.K. ....oh, -the whoo hoo song-
A.e. yey!whoo hoo!great song really...then, have you heard the last avril lavigne song? she really rocks!
I.K. Oh,fuck
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Are into very obscure bands and newish bands until they become mainstream
Indie 'Hey do you like Black Rebel Motorcylce Club?

Wannabe 'Never heard, Oh but I love Arctic Monkeys.

Indie 'You dick, I told you about them about three fucking years ago, go and listen to The Courteeners, quick!

Wannabe 'Okay, I'm really sorry.'
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Indie started out as being an individualist (hence the name indie), wearing what you want and listening to what you like (but mostly unheard of or obscure bands) but now has become more of a fashion which some people like and others do not.
British Indie is sort of a mix between mod and punk. The style of a mod and the attitude of a punk. The music listend to is the smiths, blur,the cure and bands which are heavily influenced (by agian, mod and punk bands) like the libertines, the others, the cribs, the coral, the paddingtons and bloc party amoungsed many others.
dad: Who do you think you are? Paul Weller?
mum: No, he thinks he's Joe Strummer!
gran: look at ya with ya scruffy jeans and messy hair. in my day you'd get a good sound thrashing if you went out like that!
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Indie is just another trend, like anything else. Its the bastard child of emo. How to be indie - read pitchfork every single day, pretend to be into many genres of music, talk about bands as convoluded as you possible can, constantly try and find some obscure peice of music that nobody else has, say that its not as good as thier old stuff about every new album by any band that has a previous release, conform to the artistic nuancues within - its a bit like dada, read existentialist literature, wear blazers scarves, tight pants, "cool" artsy tshirts, pretend like you are not just part of another group by claiming complete originality, live in a slummy apartment, be "spontaneous" and "random", make shitty electronic music with your laptop and synthesizer, drink vitamin water all the time, smoke cigarettes, be super choosy about friends and pretend like indie people are the only "real" people, dont forget, you are totally original!
Lamer 1:Hey, did you get the new autechre?

Lamer 2:uuuuh - yeah! its not as good as thier old stuff.

Lamer 1:fuck you there isnt a new autechre - youre not indie anymore

Lamer 2:omg i wanna die nobody likes me! - i wish there was a place that could tell me how to be hippest all the time!

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In a common sense, "Indie" stands for a musical stream of bands who use influences of different older bands (mostly from the 70's, 80's). Most of them are considered "pop", but their music is "handmade" and they often belong to small record labels. They also express their independence in creative clothes etc.

I think you can be indie in many different ways when you
- don't do something just because everyone else does it.
- create your own favourite style in music, clothes, ...
- build up your own opinions and stand behind them.
etc.
Cool Kid: So what music do you listen to?
Indie Kid: Oh, there are many styles I like... i think Franz Ferdinand are very catchy at the moment...
Cool Kid:I think the new album by Good Charlotte is awesome.
Indie Kid: I used to listen to this band when I was 13, but now I'm a bit outgrown.
- silence -

Cool Kid: I heard you are also into Indie?
Indie Kid: ...
Cool Kid: I recently bought some CDs by Adam Green, he's so cute and so indie... But his music is really lame, I think.
So do you want to have them?
Indie Kid: (chuckles to itself) No, thanks.
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