For over a decade, Mindless Self Indulgence, a four-member outfit based out of New York City, have been whipping crowds of eager fans in to furious riots with their heart-pounding electro-punk and death-defying stage antics. Now they’re back with an expansive North American Tour.
Over the years, MSI developed a devoted following, spawned bidding wars between major labels, and earned a reputation as a tough live act to follow, from clubs to arenas. But before this band could start destroying stages and delighting fans worldwide, they had to have a beginning.
In 1999, Mindless Self Indulgence burst onto the NYC scene, f**king up jaded audiences at smoke-filled clubs like CBGBs, Coney Island High, Brownies, and The Knitting Factory. That same year, they put out their debut album for their fans, which they recorded over the course of 48 hours. The result was a 15-track release called Tight, which became so sought-after that it quickly sold out and remains out-of-print to this day. The only available circulating copies of Tight still sell today for as much as $300 on EBay.
On April 26, 2011, for the first time in over a decade Tight was back, and it was as Tighter. This amazing re-issue featured the 15 original, highly coveted, mono recordings, all newly re-mastered, plus 12 previously unreleased audio tracks. Bonus features included a DVD with over an hour of never-before-seen videos from the band’s earliest shows, unreleased pictures, printed lyrics, and behind-the-scenes commentary from the band. And to top it all off, a previously unheard and updated “Bring The Pain” (new wave). The album was available on vinyl for the first time ever.
Even though the album itself remained out-of-print for the vast majority of the band’s career, the songs from Tight have been a staple of MSI shows for over a decade. So, whether you’re an old-school Mindless fan or a MSI newbie, Tighter will make you feel like you were there from the very beginning. It’s available now on The End Records
3/03 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/04 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
3/06 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
3/07 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
3/09 – Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
3/10 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
3/11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
3/13 – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
3/15 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
3/16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
3/17 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
3/18 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
3/20 – Pop’s – Sauget, IL
3/21 – Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
3/23 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
3/24 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
3/26 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
3/28 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
3/30 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
3/31 – Club Nokia Live – Los Angeles, CA
4/01 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ