Mindless Self Indulgence are a co-ed, New York City-based punk/electronic band noted for their incendiary live performances. The band took time out from a worldwide tour schedule to stop by the show to talk about their new album, If, released on April 29. The band consists of Jimmy Urine (vocals), Steve, Righ? (guitar), Lyn-Z (bass), and Kitty (drums). If is the band's fourth studio album, following Tight (1999), Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy (2000), and You'll Rebel to Anything (2007). In between that output came two live recordings and two EPs.
Founded in 1997, the band has an enthusiastic fanbase, many of whom flooded the switchboards of BC Radio during the show, making this interview an adventure in perseverance. Eventually we got an opportunity to chat extensively with Jimmy Urine. The show went past the hour mark for the live broadcast, but the archive contains the entire interview. Check Mindless Self Indulgence's MySpace page for more information about the band and to listen to some songs from the new album.