New York-via-Bay Area artist MNDR, a.k.a Amanda Warner, released her brand new single â€œ#1 In Heavenâ€ produced by Peter Wade and mixed by Tony Maserati (BeyoncÃ©, Lady Gaga) on January 17th via Ultra Records. The song premiered on Pitchfork (take a listen below). Additionally, MNDR released the video for the track today on SPIN.com. Watch it here. Directed by old friend Cody Critcheloe, a.k.a. SSION, the video, inspired by Patty Hearst, attempts to make a political manifesto using different archival footage, animation, and film techniques.
MNDR will release her much anticipated full-length debut album in Summer 2012. â€œ#1 In Heavenâ€ is as irresistible as everything else sheâ€™s given us thus far, and the first single since â€œCut Me Out.â€
Just three months after MNDRâ€™s first EP release, E.P.E., (Wondersound 2010), which garnered mega-accolades from fans and media tastemakers, MNDR landed a global smash with the single she wrote and recorded with Mark Ronson & the Business Intl called “Bang Bang Bang,” featuring Q-Tip and MNDR. The track sold more than 3.5 million copies and helped introduce the world to Warner and co-writer and producer Peter Wade’s smart, hooky songwriting. MNDR was profiled as an Artist to Watch in SPIN, Fader, Paper, Nylon, Billboard, Q, and NME magazines, performed the track on Letterman, Kimmel, Carson Daly, and Jools Holland’s TV shows, and took the stage at Pukkelpop and V Fest â€” all as an unsigned artist. Shazam named MNDR a breakthrough act and the project earned an MTV O Awards nomination. While the praise was streaming in, MNDR developed a super-energetic live show propelled by innovative reactive visuals designed by digital artist Jamie Carreiro and built up a dedicated fanbase.
MNDR combines pop sensibilities with a love of early house, minimal techno and IDM. By blending a well-honed musical background with in-depth midi programming, sound design, and analogue synthesis skills, Warnerâ€™s result is an incredibly danceable electronic pop sound.
MNDR has headlined shows in the US and the UK, opened for Miike Snow, Massive Attack, Chromeo, Yacht, The Shins and Deerhoof in the US, among many others.
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