New York, NY - After an astonishing 95 weeks on Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart, the MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE 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 & remastered re-release stateside on January 22nd. 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.
MSI are currently gearing up for the release of their new full length studio album, IF, which will be released in late April 2008 worldwide.
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.
Not only has MSI supported such bands as System of a Down and Korn, they've partaken in many large North American festivals in recent history. They twice performed at the Voodoo Music Experience with the likes of Iggy Pop, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age, and in 2004, the band was a headlining performer at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival alongside Radiohead, The Cure, Kraftwerk, and The Pixies. The following year, the band performed at the US Download Festival, alongside The Killers, Arcade Fire & HIM.
After the release of several CDs and singles, as well as such opportune opening slots and festival performances, MSI's headlining shows throughout North America have become some of the hottest tickets in town, wherein the band frequently will play to a sold-out venue.
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!
Rounding out 2006, MSI released a limited edition EP (exclusive through Hot Topic stores within North America) entitled Another Mindless Rip Off. Featuring five new demos alongside five remixes What Do They Know?, the third single from You'll Rebel to Anything, the EP sold out in a matter of weeks.
Having already toured extensively across North America during the summer of 2007 – headlining the "Revolution" stage of Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution – the band released their first ever DVD, Our Pain, Your Gain which captures their three night stand at NYC's Webster Hall, and began working hard to play to many adoring fans outside of this country. Not only did they recently complete a sold-out headlining tour throughout the UK, they were direct support for My Chemical Romance throughout Europe in November 2007. In February of 2008, they will be touring throughout Australia, New Zealand & Japan.
Shortly thereafter, the band will put the finishing touches on their new album, IF (late April 2008, worldwide), before heading out once again to take their music to the masses, most notably as co-headliner of the massive rock n' roll extravaganza Bamboozle on May 3rd/4th, 2008 in New Jersey. A full North American headlining tour is to follow with The Birthday Massacre as direct support. As anyone that has seen MSI live can tell you, Mindless Self Indulgence's name truly manifests itself during their incendiary live shows...