Interesting theory, uh, Skippy. But it's true though - if you have an indie rock band, particularly one of those there popular-type folkwave bands, then one of you will have to grow a beard, or at the very least some serious stubble or a 'tash. Here are a few examples:
Built To Spill:
|Not bad. Going for the Deadliest Catch look here, I feel.|
|Nice, fellas. Three out of five ain't bad.|
|Hmmm. Must try harder. the dude second left is really going for the retro gear, though.|
We Are Scientists:
|Guy in the middle is workin' it.|
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros:
|Wow. I count seven beards, a tash and some stubble. You guys win.|
Death Cab For Cutie:
|50%. Needs work.|
Seems like the key to success here is the hairy face. Sometimes it helps if there's a lot of flannel present and perhaps a woolly hat or two. Glasses seem only to add to the indieness.
Now, where did I put my Gillette Mach II?