Jan 25th, 2008 // 12 Comments

frattyfratfratfrat.jpgA concerned hater writes: “Four words that should never, ever be grouped together: ‘INDIE ROCK FRAT PARTY.’ I weep for the future.” What could an “indie rock frat party” even be? Maura sez: “Stereogum.” Zing! [FreeNYC; HT: therichgirlsareweeping]

  1. Ned Raggett

    “DJ RekLES”

    I wanted to pronounce this like ‘freckles.’

  2. jt.ramsay

    Concerned hater knows not of GBV?

  3. loudersoft

    Indie Rock Frat Party is like Gothic Jews For Christ.

    These phrases are the anti-Reeses Peanut Butter Cups of the world. Tragic.

  4. Kate Richardson

    Haha, nice graphic.

  5. enriquez the water bottle

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

    And I would assume “RekLES” is supposed to be pronounced “reckless,” and that the guy is named Les.

    I get the joke; it’s just retarded.

  6. MTS

    Wait, has no one ever heard of Pilam?


  7. Anonymous

    At my college, the “hip and cool” indie rock guys referred to their house as an indie rock frat house. They’re totally on Brooklyn Vegan all the time now. And they dated totally Mean Girls. Their hairlines really haven’t held up.

  8. SuperUnison

    Say what you will about the rest of the site, but Stereogum’s “Quit Your Day Job” feature is tits. Also, it was funny when people went batshit over the “Mr. & Ms. Indie Rock” thing as if it had somehow transcended being a tongue-in-cheek beauty pageant.

  9. Bob Loblaw

    You can still do keg stands, but you have to do it with your arms
    crossed, joylessly. Also, nobody plays Beirut anymore; they play a game
    where people throw ducks at balloons, and nothing is as it seems.

  10. Moimeme

    HaHA, I told you all the indie/hipster scene was dead [unpauses Jonas Brothers on iPod].

  11. Anonymous

    All the indie rock kids I know have a weird hard-on for frat guys. It must be because frat guys don’t feel the need to overanalyze their goals of getting girls and getting drunk, whereas no matter how hard indie rock kids try, they always just look like the group in the common room at Williams College.

  12. The Notorious T

    Hmmm…notoriously insular and elitist…easily identified at a glance…never doubt the sanctity of their beliefs…helps to know someone to get in to the parties —- who was I talking about?

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