Mindless Self Indulgence
|Mindless Self Indulgence|
Mindless Self Indulgence on-stage in 2012
|Origin||New York City, New York, US|
|Genres||Synthpunk, industrial rock, electronic rock|
|Labels||Chip, Uppity Cracker, Elektra, Metropolis, The End|
|Associated acts||The Left Rights, Tub Ring, The O, Retard-O-Bot, My Chemical Romance, button*masher|
|Past members||Markus J. Euringer
Mindless Self Indulgence (often identified using the abbreviation MSI) is an American musical group formed in New York in 1997. Their music has a mixed style including punk rock, alternative rock, electronica, techno, industrial, hip hop and breakcore. Their group name is derived from a solo EP that frontman Jimmy Urine wrote in 1995.
The group was formed when Urine was joined by fellow musicians guitarist Steve, second guitarist (and Urine's brother) Markus Euringer (replaced by bassist Vanessa Y.T, who was subsequently replaced by Lyn-Z), and drummer Kitty in 1997. They have released five albums, two EPs, one live album, and one live DVD. Rather than signing traditional record contracts, the band has licensed most of their albums to record labels, retaining ownership of the music.
The group maintains a devout fanbase, and has opened for many well-known acts such as Linkin Park, System of a Down, Korn, Sum 41, Insane Clown Posse and Rammstein. Notable bands who have opened for them include The Red Paintings, The Dresden Dolls, Rasputina, mc chris, The Birthday Massacre, Tub Ring, Death Spells, and Dog Fashion Disco.
In December 2010, they released a comic entitled Adventures Into Mindless Self Indulgence about various tour stories and significant moments of the band's career.
The band released a remastered CD/DVD version of the band's first full length album Tight in 2011, called "Tighter", including bonus tracks and recordings from their early days.
On October 30, 2011, they announced they would tour North America starting on March 3, 2012 and lasting until April 1, 2012.
In May 2012, Mindless announced a tour of Europe from October 25 to November 10, 2012. In August, a tour of Australia for Soundwave 2013 was scheduled for Late February/Early March 2013.
A demo of the song from an upcoming album was released in December 6, 2012.
On December 17, 2012, the band announced that they were touring the United States starting March 27, 2013 through May 5, 2013 through an update on their Kickstarter page. This was followed by an announcement of a European tour on the 14th of May 2013, starting on the 14th of November 2013 and ending December 8th.
Uppity Cracker is an independent record label created by Jimmy Urine and James Galus, which the band has used to distribute numerous promos, after their former label refused to distribute releases that featured controversial song lyrics (such as the song 'Panty Shot'). The label has been used for the releases Tight, The Left Rights, Alienating Our Audience, and Despierta Los Niños. Albums that have been released on other labels also carry the Uppity Cracker imprint. The label's only release not related to Mindless Self Indulgence is by New York pop-rap group The O.
- Jimmy Urine – vocals, synthesizer, programming (1997–present)
- Steve, Righ? – guitar, backing vocals (1997–present)
- Kitty – drums (1997–present)
- Lyn-Z – bass guitar (2001–present)
- Markus Euringer – guitar, bass guitar (1997)
- Vanessa YT – bass guitar (1998–2001)
- Tight (1999)
- Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy (2000)
- You'll Rebel to Anything (2005)
- If (2008)
- How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence (2013)
- Despierta Los Niños (2003)
- Another Mindless Rip Off (2006)
- <3 (2010)
- Alienating Our Audience (2002)
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