1. A rock band that
hasn't been signed
on to a record label. Therefore, an independently managed rock band.
2. A band that
fits under the label 'indie-rock' which nowadays rarely
actualy means a band without
a record label but instead fits the general
Their followers may not necessarily follow them
like their music but just to be able to have something
obscure on their I-Pod and to be able to criticize people
who don't like or haven't heard of said band.
If a band manages to sign a record deal or get on a popular radio station they
will often loose a large chunk
of their fan base who now no longer consider them
and will deem them
Indie-rock is usually simply referred to as Indie
Keep an eye out for people
who want to get attention or be considered
' for liking
indie music. People like
these are often referred to as Indie Posers
. These people fall into two major categories:
1. Those who download hoards of indie rock playlists and keep the songs whether they
like them or not. They
get great enjoyment from watching their
friends scroll through their
artists and not recognizing
any of them.
2. The people who know only four
or five indie bands but still
think that they
're avid listeners to the music. They
get really disappointed
find out that most of their
those bands too. They
normally only know
one or two songs from each artist.
Some of the well know Indie
Rock bands are: Arcade Fire, Wintersleep, Arctic Monkeys, the Decemberists, Phoenix, the Holloways, Mumm-Ra, Modest Mouse.
An example of an Independent band is Hawksley Workmen.
Friend: Oh hey, can I see your I-Pod?
Poser: Sure. But you probably
won't know any of the artists, they're all pretty obscure.
Friend: Wintersleep, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade fire, I love those bands. Although a couple of songs on the album Funeral
took a bit of time to get used to. What did you think of it?
Poser: Er, what?
Poser1: Do you know -insert obscure band name here-
Poser2: Duh. Of course. How could anyone not have heard of them
Poser1 is now deletes that band from their
Poser2 adds their entire
album since they'd never heard of them
The best way to mess with their
minds is to ask them
if they know a band who's name you just made up. Wait
for an appropriate time after they've agreed they're fans of it to say you made it up. Watch them