Why are fun. being called an "indie" band? They are on a major label and had a huge top 40 hit. They're a good band. Their Elton John-meets-Arcade Fire-with-a-sprinkling-of-Weezer approach easily stands out against the crap spewed out by the Britneys, Gagas, Black Eyed Peas, Beibers, and Disney sluts, a breath of fresh air in modern mainstream music. But, even if the members' previous groups could be called "indie", Fun is technically not an "indie" band.