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Mindless Self Indulgence

Formed: 1989
From: New York City, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mindless Self Indulgence News

Below is our complete Mindless Self Indulgence news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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The Left Rights Announces New Album Tracklisting

The Left Rights, the electronic side project from Mindless Self Indulgence's Jimmy Urine and Steve Righ, has posted the tracklisting for it's forthcoming full length album. The album, titled "Bad Choices Made Easy," is set for a Novemver 9, 2010 release date through UppityCracker Records.

Here's the "Bad Choices Made Easy" tracklisting:

1. Bruja De Los Jaime
2. I’m On Crack
3. Jack The Riffer
4. White
5. Fuck MSI
6. Fart Doodie And A Cocky Pee
7. Deuce Courtesans And A Lambs Tail Of Snuff
8. Why You In My Phyzical
9. I Like The Smell Of My Amiga
10. Whistling Dixie
11. Chubbinz
12. Da Finga
13. Geeks For Fans
14. Man
15. Young Black And Constipated
16. Xyzpdqbgs
17. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
18. Fire In The Kitchen
19. The Mask Of Zorro
20. Alabaster Street
21. Dadeaddudeindebtdude
22. Pope John Paul The 3rd
23. Little Hard On’s
24. The Man With Ze Mustache
25. Force You To Love Me
26. Eagle Head
27. Twinkle Twinkle
28. Genesis 16:12
29. Meow
30. Ass In My Face Part 1
31. Ass In My Face Part 2
32. Food
33. Mike B. Good
34. Hopeless
35. Free Porn
36. Super Suburb Chix
37. Dowst
38. Party Time Crust Cakes
39. Pictures Of Doodie
40. Cheaper By The Fruzzen
41. Magic Bone

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"Serart" To Be Re-Released As Deluxe Edition

Serjical Strike Records has announced that they will be re-releasing "Serart." The album that was originally produced by Serj and Arto, "Serart - Deluxe Edition" now includes two previously unreleased remixes by Bill Laswell and Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence). An eclectic array of textured tracks, "Serart - Deluxe Edition" mixes Middle Eastern melodies with Pan-African rhythms while shifting from classical motifs to bursts of percussion. Included with the audio "Serart - Deluxe Edition" also features a DVD containing the short film “Sun Angle Calculator,” with music scored by Serj Tankian himself.

You can buy the record in your local record store or you from the Serjical Strike Store starting April 21, 2009.

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Dir En Grey Comments On Show Cancellation

Dir En Grey has issued the following statement about the recent cancellation of a London show:

"To all of our fans in London:

"We are incredibly sad and disappointed that last night's show at Brixton Academy was canceled. In case you were unclear, it was due to a failure of the London electrical grid.

"In any case, the show will be rescheduled at a later date, and both Dir en grey and Mindless Self Indulgence apologize to all of our fans for this unavoidable inconvenience. We know that many of you traveled very, very far to see us perform in London and stood in the cold for hours to get a good spot at the front of the stage. All of the members of Dir en grey and Mindless Self Indulgence were very much looking forward to this show for months and are were extremely gutted not to be able to perform for our fans. Despite our best efforts, at the end of the day it was beyond our control. Our management is already working out details to bring us back to London as soon as possible to make up for this unfortunate occurrence. Please check back for more information and how to obtain ticket refunds on www.kerrang.com from Monday Feb 2. We advise all ticket holders to retain their ticket stub.

"We appreciate all of your support and very much look forward to seeing you all as soon as we can."

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MSI Taps Johnny Araya To Fill In On Tour

MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE's friend Johnny Araya, from the Canadian metal band and labelmates Thine Eyes Bleed, will be stepping in for bassist LynZ during the Kerrang! Tour as well as during MSI's immedtiately-following European run. MSI will be directly supported on the tour by labelmates DIR EN GREY.

Kerrang! Magazine has a dedicated mini-site to the tour, which the lovely Katie Parsons will be updating two or three times each day with news, videos and photos from fans.

Here are the tour dates for Kerrang! Magazine's 2009 Relentless Energy Drink Tour, featuring MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, DIR EN GREY, Bring Me The Horizon, Black Tide, In Case Of Fire: More...

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Tub Ring Joined By Creature Feature's Curtis RX

TUB RING, who just finished a string of dates with Creature Feature and The Birthday Massacre, are heading to Portland, Maine for dates with MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE with a surprise guest in tow. The band comments:

"Just a quick update to let you know that we're 1/3 of the way through our trip from San Francisco, CA to Portland, ME and we've packed some extra cargo with us.

"Curtis RX from Creature Feature is joining us for the next five shows, and he'll also be handling second guitar duties. This is surely going to make for some special shows, and I guess will double as an early Christmas for the East coast.

"Why's he coming? Because we can't get enough of him."

The remaining Tub Ring tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dir En Grey Added To Mindless Self Indulgence Tour

Dir En Grey has been added to the Kerrang! tour in the United Kingdom which will be headlined by Mindless Self Indulgence and also features Bring Me The Horizon, Black Tide and In Case Of Fire.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 13 - Belfast, Ireland@ Belfast Mandela Hall
January 14 - Dublin, Ireland @ Dublin Academy
January 16 - Bristol, England @ Bristol Academy
January 17 - Cardiff, England @ Cardiff Great Hall
January 18 - Southampton, England @ Southampton Guildhall
January 20 - Oxford, England @ Oxford Academy
January 21 - Norwich, England @ University of East Anglia
January 22 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City
January 23 - Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy
January 24 - Leeds, England @ Leeds Academy
January 26 - Liverpool, England @ Liverpool Academy
January 27 - Glasgow, England @ Glasgow Barrowlands
January 28 - Newcastle, England @ Newcastle Academy
January 29 - Birmingham, England @ Birmingham Academy
January 30 - London, England @ Brixton Academy

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Bring Me The Horizon To Tour The UK With MSI

Mindless Self Indulgence will team up with Bring Me The Horizon, Black Tide and In Case Of Fire to tour the United Kingdom as part of the Kerrang! magazine's 2009 Relentless Energy Drink Tour.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 13 - Belfast, Ireland@ Belfast Mandela Hall
January 14 - Dublin, Ireland @ Dublin Academy
January 16 - Bristol, England @ Bristol Academy
January 17 - Cardiff, England @ Cardiff Great Hall
January 18 - Southampton, England @ Southampton Guildhall
January 20 - Oxford, England @ Oxford Academy
January 21 - Norwich, England @ University of East Anglia
January 22 - Nottingham, England @ Rock City
January 23 - Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy
January 24 - Leeds, England @ Leeds Academy
January 26 - Liverpool, England @ Liverpool Academy
January 27 - Glasgow, England @ Glasgow Barrowlands
January 28 - Newcastle, England @ Newcastle Academy
January 29 - Birmingham, England @ Birmingham Academy
January 30 - London, England @ Brixton Academy

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The End Records Posts Free Sampler On Amazon.com

The End Records has posted a free 16-song sampler from Amazon.com for download as MP3s. The sampler includes songs by MADE OUT OF BABIES, LORDI, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, NADJA, JARBOE & JUSTIN K BROADRICK, and many more.

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Tub Ring Issues Post-MSI Tour Update

Chicago's TUB RING has returned home from playing a few dates with MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE and has osted an update online:

"After 2 weeks on the road doing sold out shows with Mindless Self Indulgence, we’re home writing and recording pre-production for the new album. Says keyboardist Rob Kleiner on new album: 'ue out in 2009, this album will be an exercise in how avantgarde you can make indie pop songs. The name of the game this time is cool and unusual punishment for the listeners.'

"In the meantime check out Tub Ring's remix of the Mindless Self Indulgence hit "Issues" on the upcoming "(It's 3AM) Issues" remix album due out in July via THE END RECORDS. Also keep an eye out for Rob Kleiner's original score in the upcoming feature film "Watch Out," directed by Steve Balderson, which is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Joseph Suglia."

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Mindless Self Indulgence's "If" Debuts At #27

Mindless Self Indulgence (MSI) debuts on Billboard's Top 200 Album Sales Chart at an astonishing #27 with their album "if." Released Tuesday, April 29th on UCR/The End Records, "if" has already spawned amazing chart numbers prior to album release. Still holding steady since its debut six weeks ago, the single "Never Wanted To Dance" remains at the #1 Position on Billboard's Hot Dance Single Sales Chart. No strangers to the dance charts, singles from their last full length, "Straight to Video" and "Shut Me Up," have both hit #1 and remained in the Top Ten for over a year each.

MSI also prove that in addition to their sales and chart rankings, they are a formidable presence online, with a fan-base which is not only rabid, but also incredibly faithful. For the last month, MSI have remained the Number One Band on MySpace Music in all territories, and in all genres they are competing for. It should be noted, MSI is the ONLY band to remain on the Top Ten Artist Chart consecutively since the inception of MySpace Music. In addition to MySpace, the band has recently had Top 5 rankings on YouTube as well as a smorgasbord of other social networking sites.

The band is currently at the start of its national Spring/Summer tour and will be playing Fort Lauderdale's Revolution tonight with dates leading them back to a massive hometown show in NYC on June 27th. The Birthday Massacre, Combichrist, London After Midnight, Hollowboy, Tub Ring, Fake Shark Real Zombie, and A Kiss Could Be Deadly are support in select cities.

Here are the latest Mindless Self Indulgence tour dates with The Birthday Massacre: More...

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Mindless Self Indulgence To Release Digital Single

New York's electro-metal band MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE (MSI) will release a digital-only single "Mastermind" on February 12th, 2008.

From a posting on their official MySpace blog, it reads: "On February 12th, Mindless Self Indulgence will release a digital-only
single of the fan favorite "Mastermind". The single will be your first peek into completed studio material from the new record "If" (out April 29th via a licensing deal with THE END RECORDS) and contains artwork by Jhonen Vasquez.

You can see for yourself and hear a sample of the song now on MSI's MySpace page.

The band plans to tour extensively this year in support of the new album and has already been confirmed as co-headliner of the massive rock n' roll extravaganza Bamboozle being held on May 3rd and 4th, 2008 in New Jersey.

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Mindless Self Indulgence Sign To The End Records

The End Records has signed an exclusive licensing deal with New York's electro-metal band MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE (MSI) for North America. The group's new album, titled "If", will be released on April 29, 2008.

MSI, one of the most unique and hard-working acts in the scene today, continues to storm the music scene with its infectious and feisty electronic, metal and punk rock sound, winning over music fans with their incendiary live shows, catchy fun-filled hooks and creative music videos.

Singer Jimmy Urine stated about the direction of the group's new material, "The fact is that we get bored easily and we like to hear many different kinds of music...often at the same time. This record reflects that, and in doing so, this will be our most diverse album to date as well as one of our longest."

In other MSI news, after an astonishing 95 weeks on Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, the MSI single, "Straight to Video", has reached its highest position to date, Number One. Coincidentally, MSI's single for "Shut Me Up" is currently perched at Number Four on the same chart wherein it has resided for 66 weeks (of which it has been in the Number One spot seven separate times). Both singles are culled from 2005's UCR/Metropolis Records album "You'll Rebel to Anything" which is set for an expanded and remastered re-release Stateside on January 22. Most recently, MSI's first ever DVD, "Our Pain, Your Gain" debuted at #5 on Billboard's "Top Music Video" chart, selling 3,500 copies in its first week this past September.

The band plans to tour extensively next year in support of the new album and has already been confirmed as co-headliner of the massive rock n' roll extravaganza Bamboozle being held on May 3 and May 4, 2008 in New Jersey.

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MSI Release Initial U.S. Tour Dates

The following initial dates have been released for MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE’s U.S. tour next year with THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE:

April 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
April 30 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 1 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
May 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
May 7 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
May 8 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
May 10 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

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MSI's "Golden I" DVD Performance Video Online

Mindless Self Indulgence performed 'Golden I' from the upcoming MSI debut DVD, 'Our Pain, Your Gain', in stores September 11th. You can watch the video on YouTube or below. More...

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Projket Revolution 2007 Bands Rumored

In addition to My Chemical Romance, Placebo, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Saosin, The Bled and Mindless Self Indulgence are rumored to be confirmed for Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Tour. Details on the tour will be announced shortly.

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MSI vs. iTunes

Digital music giant iTunes has asked shock-rockers Mindless Self Indulgence to change the genre that they are filed under. MSI is currently filed with their distributor as 'Religious/Inspirational', apparently because of their 'devout' fan-base and 'cult-like' following (in the last year alone the band has shipped around 180,000 CD's).

This seems to have upset a few conservative Christian organizations, who have lodged complaints with iTunes to have the bands music removed from that category. Some Christians have even bought the offensive material apparently on faith, despite the fact that the material was clearly marked as being explicit. That MSI's album "You'll Rebel To Anything" sold quite well, reaching Number 27 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel charts, was the icing on the cake.

Jimmy Urine, vocalist for MSI, had this to say about the controversy: "It was iTunes, not us, that interpreted "religious" to mean Christian/Gospel. What is offensive to some people is obviously inspirational to others. To our fans this IS inspirational music. I have no intention of changing the genre listing of this album."

Find out what others are saying on their iTunes page at this location.

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MSI Have Topped The Dance Single Charts In The US

Mindless Self Indulgence was particularly surprised to discover that their song "Shut Me Up" is the unexpected number 1 selling dance single in the US. The band has managed to better such popular culture acts as Beyonce (featuring Jay Z), Madonna, and Justin Timberlake's dance chart debut, "Sexyback". Are Mindless Self Indulgence becoming a mainstream act? Or is mainstream finally being given the boot? Check out the chartlist here. MSI's song "Straight To Video" has made it to number 11, and Nine Inch Nails' "Every Day Is Exactly The Same" remains in the top five.

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MSI Want Your Help Creating A Song (Part Two)

As previously reported, Mindless Self Indulgence have come up with yet another crazy scheme; a 'choose-your-own-adventure' song. They want the general public (that means you) to help them write a new song with them. How it works is, every week, MSI will ask one question. You can then vote on your most preferred answer. At the end of the week, the answer with the most votes becomes part of the song. Thus, once the song is finished, the band will be able to shift blame squarely on your collective laps. The polls on which you can vote will be posted in the blogs section of MSI's MySpace page.

The votes for the first poll, which asked whether the song should be an original or a cover song, are in, with a considerably favourable result for an original. The second poll is now up, and the band want to know with what instrument the song should start. You can vote for Guitar, Bass, Synthesiser or Random Samples.

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MSI, DFD, The Esoteric For Halloween Ball

One of the midwest's largest Halloween concert events, the third annual All Freaks Halloween Ball continues this year after last year's great success with Mushroomhead, Living Dead, Crossbreed, and others.

Appearing this year will be Mindless Self Indulgence (Metropolis Records), Living Dead, Dog Fashion Disco (Rotten Records), Dead by 28 (B4 Records), Candy Coated Jesus, The Esoteric (Prosthetic Records), and DJ Darks Choir, with more acts TBA.

You can view the fest's promo image here.

Show details follow:

SAT OCT 28 2006 6:00PM
ALL AGES WELCOME
TICKET PRICE: $30

CLUB BIJOU
209 N. SUPERIOR
TOLEDO, OH 43606

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MSI Want You To Help Them Write A New Song

Mindless Self Indulgence have come up with yet another crazy scheme; a 'choose-your-own-adventure' song. They want the general public (that means you) to help them write a new song with them. How it works is, every week, MSI will ask one question. You can then vote on your most preferred answer. At the end of the week, the answer with the most votes becomes part of the song. Thus, once the song is finished, the band will be able to shift blame squarely on your collective laps. The polls on which you can vote will be posted in the blogs section of MSI's MySpace page. The first asks whether the song should be an original or a cover song.

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