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Indie Rock is a term used to describe a wide variety of acts. It is a highly debated term in that it originated by describing a bands label backing (independent as versus major), but now is used to describe any number of bands and their particular sounds regardless of which label carries them.
In respect to the sound, Indie Rock is related to earlier Alternative Rock in that there is often a disregard for traditionally mainstream qualities with bands expanding upon the core of Rock music by using non-standard instrumentation, unconventional song structures, vast differences in sound on the same record, or whatever else they fancy from not being limited to needing a radio-friendly appeal. Due to the incredible variety of acts, however, Indie Rock is an inherently vague term with few or no musical qualities indisputably linking the majority of bands together.