Using the term “indie” to describe a sound is problematic. The word is short for independent, of course, and by definition incapable of describing any sort of large collective. However, the indie rock aesthetic is a thing, it’s a specific sound that has been cultivated. I’d like to think it happened because of some conscious-collective shared among musicians who fought the big-label culture in the mid 90′s and early 00′s. There’s an ideological force propelling the genre, at least in it’s purest forms. Maybe that makes me an idealist, but there’s something cool in thinking about an artistic medium that mirrors a cultural ideal.
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