MNDR, pronounced man dar, hails from Brooklyn through Los Angeles via San Francisco, but the BK should be proud to call her as it's own, considering she's the kind of musician who can take the bare minimum and achieve maximum radness.
According to the industrially ghettotech minded gal, MNDR, aka Amanda Warner, is a "cassette tape player, midi mapping work days, nightime beat maker, nord modular defier, 909 to the 303 and a casual beverage admirer". Heavily influenced by IDM, MNDR embraces her "nerdcore" while maintaining a synth-driven musical style that is easily integratable onto any house party playlist.
So how did we get blessed with the beats of this blonde-haired beast? MNDR hit us, and hit HARD, at The Fader Fort over at the Ace Hotel. Wrapping up a gnarly CMJ week, this was the perfect medicine, in that it made us dance even MORE, shaking the cobwebs off our weary bones.
MNDR has toured with and opened for groups including The Shins, Har Mar Superstar and Deerhoof among many others. She's most recently designed and programmed Yeah Yeah Yeah's touring keyboard rig. All this while currenly being in the studio completing her first full-length album with producer Peter Wade.
Video of MNDR getting chatty with The Fader is below.
Check out the demo of my, and soon to be your favorite MNDR track, C.L.U.B. You can buy the C.L.U.B. single on iTunes. And bonus! MNDR plays Cameo on Tuesday! So if you're not going to Flo (see below post), then come kick it with MNDR!
mp3: MNDR - C.L.U.B (Demo)