Mainly teenagers who all share a common love for the arts and music. They listen to many bands most people haven't heard of and tend to dress however they want, usually ruling out the rules of fashion. One may see these "indie kids" in a local coffee shop, art gallery, or thrift store. These people aren't "emo". They also tend to wear warm neutral tones as opposed to black. They are fairly reserved and tend to be open minded as well as opinionated.
here are some examples of what indie kids look like and listen to:


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Okay, well, indie kids. first off, let me tell you how different the are from emo and scene kids. like, 20295823 miles off. emo kids are crying dark kids that didnt turn into indie kids after the early 2000's. (most indie kids were originally the 1990s emo kids, but thats a completely different definition than the new wave emo kids)
scene kids are rainbow wearing, makeup smearing kids who stick it to people unlike them, or slightly like them.
okay, so indie kids. i guess ill define them descriptivly if you want:
of course, they listen to indie music, consisting of bands such as of montreal, owen pallett, casiotone for the painfully alone, and more bands that you've probably never heard of. more popular bands they listen to are the shins, the decemberists, bloc party, and of course, the beatles, david bowie, and talking heads.
a mistake people generally make is comparing the personality lineaments of emo kids to indie kids. emo kids are depressed and want to cut themselves. indie kids are quite the opposite. yes, they are only human, so of course they get sad sometimes, but indie kids usually have an upbeat look at life. their music is usually happy, so that most likely has an effect on their moods.
indie kids mostly consist of liberals, and i have never ever seen a republican indie kid. they dont only hang out with indie kids though, but it is a nice plus to them to have friends that appreciate their music, and dont listen to 50 cent.
most indie kids enjoy books (most likely classics). also have a random obsession with some country such as the UK, France, New Zealand, Japan, etc.
boys- highly fashionable, but not pretentious about it. they just like looking good. they are usually wearing either some creative outfit like red jeans and a dress shirt, or just jeans, skater shoes, an awesome graphic tee, and a jacket. hair looks like it hasnt been brushed in two days (not more than that though, they dont want to look gross). most likely no make up. if anything, a touch of eyeliner, but its not looked highly upon
girls- very pretty girls. either wavy hair or stick straight. bangs or side bangs are a must. hair can be randomly crimped too. it looks really cool. boots are worn, but rarely to school. flats and converse are for school. jeans are worn, usually straight leg, not skinny jeans. pretty shirts and jackets are worn, along with a little bit of jewelry. oh and headbands. dont ever forget headbands. makeup is not overdone.

basically, indie kids are misunderstood. they hate it when they are called emo or scene. they love discussing music, and love even more laughing at kids who listen to horrible music. they are usually very smart, and extremely witty. do not take it as arrogance. it is simply them expressing themselves
girl: omg i love scary kids scaring kids! dont you?
indie kid: hmmm not really
girl: why?? i thought you would have LOVED SKSK
indie kid: no not really. um, im going to go read something, then go ride in my car with my buds while we blast some arcade fire. bye see you later
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an indie kid isn't any of those things. They're really just nerds who aren't nerdy. What I mean by this is that they don't have an unhealthy LOVE of school (they are smart, so their grades will be decent, but they don't go to freaky color coded flashcard frenzies). They dress however they want, whereas regular nerds just fail at dressing like everyone else. They listen to indie music (obviously) but they don't always brag about it. If they wear jeans, a tshirt, and converse it's because they FEEL like it, not cause they're trying to be indie. They hang with other indie kids, nerds, and normal people.
The kid you see listening to their ipod while standing next to their frantically studying friends, then witness an hour later actively involved in some nerdy debate, that's an indie kid.
by Lorena Lovegood June 23, 2009
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usually, really fucking smart. they can be pretentious, but they have the right since they're so smart. usually listens to obscure bands that arent on the radio and likes to read. although it represents th idea of being who you are, indie has become a stereotype in itself.
then there are kids who try to be indie, and they're really annoying. you can notice the difference between a real indie kid or a fake indie kid because indie kids dont go out of their way to prove they're awesome and listen to cool music. if it comes up in conversation they may discuss music but not try to shove it down your throat. on the other hand, someone who tries to be indie will use every given oppurtunity to rattle off an obscure band and prove how cool they are.
real indie kid: hey, how are you?
fake indie kid: i'm okay, the shins.
real indie kid: what?
fake indie kid: i said the shins, must of slipped out, they're like so awesome because i have the garden state soundtrack.
real indie kid: oh.
fake indie kid: yeah i listen to awesome music. i'm pretty awesome in myself.
real indie kid: fuck.
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The Teens who aren't mainstream, listen to Indie and Alternative music, no defining clothing or style, can be anyone and look like anything. Ranging from hippies to social outcasts. Most people have a very narrow-minded veiw on Indie Kids because they don't necesserily like their music so they tend to make generalised and insulting comments about their clothing and what they do.
"Dude, is that guy listening to Faker?" "Yeah, he must be one of those Indie Kids"
by The Indie Kid November 11, 2008
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An indie kid is a young person who likes to listen to, emulate the style of and attend shows performed by obscure, independant label music bands. The irony of the indie kid is obviously that his or her style is now popular among many youths and therefore not really independant. Anyway, defining a person by their tastes alone is stupid.
regular joe: "hey what are you listening to?"
indie kid: "I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness"
regular joe: "what???? what are you talking about?"
indie kid: "it's the name of the band"
regular joe: "oh haha...i've never heard of them"
indie kid: *smiles gleefully with the feeling of having obscure taste in music*
by arcaneidiocy June 20, 2006
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Elitist, liberal (not Democrats, they're all Libertarians and Green Party and such) people aged 16-28 who listen to independent music. Better than regular people, they're smarter, hotter (they generally try and act like they don't care about how they look, but they do), and better than the general populace. Do not mistake them with emo kids, emo is the ANTI-INDIE. Emo kids and Indie kids have had a long-standing war since emo became the "new thing". Indie kids hate indie yuppies also, indie yuppies are the Starbucks-drinking, Volvo-driving kids who thing that the music they hear on The O.C. is "indie", think that that Shins song is life-changing, and only pretend to read James Joyce.
Non-Indie: Hey, I heard those Franz Ferdinand people you were telling me about, they sound great.
Indie: I told you about them in fucking Novemeber of 2003, before they sold out. Go listen to some Gang of Four anyway, they're ace, and Franz Ferdinand are just GOF knock-offs anyway.
by Indie Kid May 13, 2005
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