Term describing the attitude
of someone who derives pleasure
or a vague feeling of self-worth
from listening to a particular piece of music
for the sole reason that no one else has ever heard of it. Usually the term is only applicable when the person goes out of their way to gloat
about this, or makes constant and pointless references
to said no-name band
Often the term will be associated with someone who uses overly comparative
descriptions of a band, usually using at least one (preferably many) of the following terms as a base of comparison: indie rock
, power pop
(and so forth). People who are indier than thou are frequently also incurable audiophiles
, who gain actual sexual satisfaction
from handling new vinyl albums
"Dude have you dug the new Escapegoat vinyl EP
"Escapegoat... my friend, where have you been?"
"What kind of music is it?"
"Hmmm... well they really don't fit into a genre
, that's so great about them! They're kind of retro acid jazz house emo (*breath
*) post punk power pop. Sort of like Fearwig. But indier."
"Don't you have friends
Someone truly indier-than-thou will never hesitate to jump on the chance at unnecessary namedropping