Mindless Self Indulgence (commonly referred to as MSI) is a New York-based shock rock band. Their music has a mixed style including electronica, punk and even industrial metal. Their name comes from the CD Mindless Self-Indulgence, a solo album by Jimmy Urine recorded in the mid 1990's. The band was formed two years later when the other three Dance: The Remixes|Never Wanted To Dance]]", being released before the band's fourth album, If, was released on April 29, 2008.
They have opened for a number of mainstream acts, including System of a Down, My Chemical Romance, Korn, Staind, Sum 41, Mushroomhead, Insane Clown Posse, and Rammstein. They have also had many well known bands open for them early in their respective careers such as My Chemical Romance, Fake Shark - Real Zombie! and Tub Ring. They have also played in many large ]]'', is featured on the soundtrack of Madden NFL 09.
The band played a private show for the 16th birthday of the daughter of Kurt Cobain.
Jimmy Urine formerly Little Jimmy Urine (born James Euringer) does Vocals and Programming for Mindless Self Indulgence. He was born on , in New York City. He grew up with his older brother M Dog J. Euringer. The first album he released was Mindless Self-Indulgence, which differed from most of Mindless Self Indulgence's later work, focusing mainly on an Industrial music style. He made most of this album by himself except for guitar by Steve, Righ? on one track. He and guitar player Steve R have a side project called "The Left Rights", a 39 track album that was self produced.
In an interview with Shoutweb he claims to have been arrested in Detroit on charges of indecent exposure after a performance in which he attempted to light his pubic hair on fire, while on tour with Insane Clown Posse.
Steve, Righ? (Born Steven Montano) plays guitar in Mindless Self Indulgence. He first contributed guitar to "Bed of Roses" on Jimmy Urine's solo album. He got the name "Steve, Righ?" from someone approaching him at a show saying, "You're Steve, righ?...". He was replaced by Rob Kleiner of the band Tub Ring for a brief time while he was hospitalized in late 2004 to early 2005 due to a hip injury. After a brief absence he re-joined the band. The hip injury was sustained at the show at which My Chemical Romance opened for them. He has had two surgeries on his hip - the first one unsuccessful. According to an interview with Jimmy for Kerrang! magazine, Steve claims to frequently get stopped by the metal detectors at airports due to his metal hip. Besides contributing to "Bed of Roses," Steve has also co-written a handful of songs with Jimmy Urine, such as "Dicks Are For My Friends" and "Seven-Eleven" among others. With Mindless Self Indulgence, he has written the last two songs on the album Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy: "Whipstickagostop" and "Z", both of which he performs the lead vocals on.
Lindsey Ann Ballato was born on May 22nd, 1976 in Jersey City, NJ. She was the bassist for Mindless Self Indulgence.
Along with artist Jorden Haley, Lyn-Z contributed to the You'll Rebel To Anything CD artwork. She Is currently married to the lead singer of My Chemical Romance Gerard Way
Markus J. Euringer is Jimmy Urine's older brother. He contributed to a few songs on their earlier albums on electronics until he retired to write horror novels.
Live recordings and compilations