News: MNDR follows Mark Ronson smash hit with debut album, ‘Feed Me Diamonds’; new interactive video for ‘U.B.C.L’!
New York’s Amanda Warner (aka. MNDR) will unleash her highly anticipated, debut album ‘Feed Me Diamonds’ this 28th September 2012 on Pod (M83, Does It Offend You Yeah?) through Inertia.
MNDR’s rise from the underground has been an impressive journey thus far. Just three months after MNDR’s 2010 EP release, ‘E.P.E’, she was already appearing alongside Q-Tip on Mark Ronson’s global smash, “Bang Bang Bang“, which sold more than 3.5 million copies and helped introduce the world to Warner and Wade’s smart, hooky song writing. The track let to her being profiled in SPIN, Billboard, Q, and NME Magazine, as well as perform on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly and Jools Holland’s TV shows.
Amanda would subsquently tour Australia with Mark Ronson for Future Music Festival 2011, also performing exclusive club shows in Sydney and Melbourne that would be attended by The Chemical Brothers and Spank Rock. Internationally, she would tour the USA and UK opening for Miike Snow, Massive Attack, Chromeo, YACHT, The Shins, Kaskade and most recently The Ting Tings, among many others.
Produced by Peter Wade and mixed by Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga), the forthcoming album is an ode to heartbreak and decadence with nods to MNDR’s pop sensibilities: love of early house, minimal techno and IDM. Warner and Wade made the choice to keep the album sounding dark and industrial, not spit-shine pop. “Pop music is a platform to say something,” says Warner. “You don’t have to only talk about parties.” The resulting album thus goes to tireless efforts to translate raw emotions into music that grooves without excess glitter.
The album’s swoon-worthy summer jams only solidify MNDR’s status as one of 2012’s most exciting and innovative new artists. This was no more on display than in June, when the MTV O Music Awards – celebrating excellence in music, digital marketing and technology – named MNDR the year’s ‘Most Innovative Solo Performer‘. Amanda used the occasion to launch her all-new interactive video for “U.B.C.L”, allowing fans to integrate themselves and friends into the action via Facebook.
‘Feed Me Diamonds’ is due out September 7th on Pod through Inertia