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Mindless Self Indulgence (Or MSI) are an American electropunk band. They describe their music as "Industrial Jungle Pussy Punk". Though considered punk, they are heavily influenced by techno, industrial, electro, and hip-hop. Intentionally iconoclastic, lead singer James Euringer (who uses the stage name Little Jimmy Urine) owes sartorial influence to the New York Dolls, wearing fishnet shirts at concerts, and is occasionally seen in shorts or pants with the inside cut out similar to how a skirt looks, and neon stockings. Euringer's outfits and antics are often the focal point of live shows.
Another large influence in the band's music comes from early 1980s culture. Frequently the music contains samples of early 80's hip-hop or rock, as well as Atari-style beeps and tones. Indeed, their second album as a band, 1999's Tight, was allegedly mixed on Atari equipment. Many of Urine's dress styles consist of the juxtaposition of popular 1980s clothing or bastardized versions thereof.
They also use clever lyrics and stance to give meaning to songs, such as "You'll rebel to anything," which is a song that talks about how punk culture is being exploited by misdirected youths as a way to be unique or get noticed.
The band's energetic live shows have gained them much recognition. The band is known to stay after the show has finished, signing whatever fans want until not one person is left wanting an autograph. They also take photographs with all desiring fans. They have opened for a number of popular bands, including System of a Down, KoRn, Staind, Sum 41, Mushroomhead, Insane Clown Posse and Rammstein. They have also played many large musical festivals including Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans in October of 2003, as well as headlining the Mojave tent at the 2004 Coachella Festival. They also recently played on the main stage of the Give It A Name festival around the UK.
Intentionally iconoclastic, lead singer James Euringer (who uses the stage name Little Jimmy Urine) often appears onstage at concerts wearing fishnets, or other bastardized versions of female clothing. Euringer's outfits and antics are often the focal point of live shows.
1980s pop culture is a significant influence of the band. MSI's music frequently contains samples of Atari-style or Commodore 64 beeps and tones.
They have opened for a number of popular modern bands including System of a Down, Korn, Sum 41, Mushroomhead, Insane Clown Posse, and Rammstein, as well as having now-popular bands open for them on headlining tours, such as Deadsy, Fake Shark - Real Zombie!, PT Grimm, Kill Hannah, and Tub Ring. They have also played many large musical festivals including Voodoo Music Experience in 2003 and 2005, as well as headlining the Mojave tent at the 2004 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
They will be headlining the second stage on Projekt Revolution 2007.
M dot Strange, (director of We Are the Strange), is set to direct MSI's next music video.
-Little Jimmy Urine.