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Interview:
Mindless Self Indulgence is taking a break, not breaking up
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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Mindless Self Indulgence frontman Jimmy Urine wants to be the New York electro-rock group's fans are clear about its upcoming hiatus.

"It's not a breakup," says Urine (ne Euringer), 44. "We love each other. We think we're great. Nobody's crazy bipolar heroin addicting or anything like that. We'll be back.

"This is more of a heads-up so people know we're going to take time off the road; 'Don't be lazy. If you want to see it, come see it and have some fun now, 'cause we don't know how long it's going to be until the next time.' "

Mindless Self Indulgence is still riding high on last year's "How I Learned to Stop Giving a S--t and Love Mindless Self Indulgence," as well as a new remix EP. And Urine says that among his activities during the hiatus will be digging into MSI's vaults for unreleased material, and after composing music for the video game Lollipop Chainsaw he says he'd "like to get into more of that work, video game and soundtracks. I love doing those.

"But there's definitely gonna be more Mindless releases, probably sooner than later. I just need to be in the right place to focus on it -- which is not the road and worried about what we're gonna sound like or look like tonight, or how this piece of equipment is going to work. So that's what I'm focusing on now, and I'll have plenty of time to do the rest when I get home from this tour."

Mindless Self Indulgence, Death Valley High and the Bunny Bear perform Wednesday, April 2, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. Call 313-961-8358 or visit www.saintandrewsdetroit.com.

Web Site: www.saintandrewsdetroit.com

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