#1
So, as the title says, I'm pretty new to indie. I'm not exactly sure where to start out, though, since there's so many bands out there. What bands should I check out?
#3
Since when is indie a genre? Indie is just short for independant, which means ''without a record label''.
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#5
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Since when is indie a genre? Indie is just short for independant, which means ''without a record label''.

a while ago yeah, but the words changed meaning pretty much so there's no reason to be overly pedantic
#6
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(poser)


I'm not a poser. What does wanting music recommendations have to do with being a poser? Am I suddenly considered a phony because I'm trying to expand my horizons musically?
#7
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a while ago yeah, but the words changed meaning pretty much so there's no reason to be overly pedantic

I wasn't trying to be pedantic, I was just wondering. I get confused when people talk about indie as if it were a genre.


Damn you for making me look in a dictionary.
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#8
Dinosaur Jr.
The Pixies
Sonic Youth
Joy Division
My Bloody Valentine
Pavement

Depends what you're looking for.

There's a stickied thread with some bands to check out here.
#9
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I wasn't trying to be pedantic, I was just wondering. I get confused when people talk about indie as if it were a genre.


Damn you for making me look in a dictionary.


Well, do you want me to use more specific terminology?
#11
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Well, do you want me to use more specific terminology?

Anal would have sufficed. And ease up on the hostility.
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#12
check out the stickied alt & indie essentials thread


but as that's just albums, i'll give you a couple of indie bands to check out...

Guided by Voices
Pavement
Yo La Tengo
Sonic Youth