Mindless Self Indulgence (MSI)
New York's Mindless Self Indulgence (MSI) is an inflammatory band which has been mixing punk rock and driving electronic music together since 1997. With an amalgamation of sounds and genres, the band has been storming the electronic and punk scenes, garnering many hardcore fans in their wake with both their recorded material, and manic live performances.
In 2005, MSI released "You'll Rebel to Anything", and shipped over 130,000 copies. The band hit the road for the album and never looked back, gaining massive exposure and more fans along the way.
In early 2006, the band garnered more attention with the chart-topping single, "Straight to Video: The Remixes". The single debuted at #3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales Chart, and remained in the top five for several months following. The follow-up single, entitled "Shut Me Up: The Remixes +3" – featuring remixes by Ronan Harris (VNV Nation), Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Rob Zombie, Static X), and Tommie Sunshine – debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales charts, and has regained that ranking multiple times into 2007!
In February and March of 2008 the band toured throughout Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and had a sold-out tour of the U.K. The band returned to finish up work on their new album "If" (released via an exclusive license with THE END) on April 29th, 2008.
Prior to the release of "If', the band made available the digital-only release "Mastermind" on February 12th, 2008 through iTunes. The first single released from the album, "Mastermind," sold over 1,000 downloads on their first day of release. MSI also released the "Never Wanted to Dance" single on March 18th, 2008, featuring remixes from Tommy Sunshine, The Birthday Massacre, Combichrist and Ulrich Wild.
"Never Wanted to Dance" debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart and remained there for several weeks! The single also hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Single Sales. Over at radio, the single was crowned by KROQ LA's Jed the Fish as his "Catch of the Day." On the internet, MSI have scored an impressive #1 MySpace Band in any country and any genre.
Proving once again that they're a band to be reckoned with, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE (MSI) debuted on Billboard's Top 200 Album Sales Chart at an astonishing #27 with their album "If"
Peeking into the underground realm where the band has forged a massive cult following, mainstream tome Entertainment Weekly dubs the album "like the entire Ozzfest - with a wee bit of cabaret interlude - condensed into 45 minutes."