MNDR - Feed Me Diamonds
New York via-Bay Area artist MNDR a.k.a. Amanda Warner will release her highly anticipated, debut full-length album Feed Me Diamonds on August 14, 2012 via Ultra Music. Feed Me Diamonds, produced by Peter Wade and mixed by Tony Maserati (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga) was a labor of love, with nearly all of the sounds and beats on the record designed from scratch. The album is an ode to heartbreak and decadence with nods to MNDR’s pop sensibilities, love of early house, minimal techno and IDM. MNDR released single and Patty Hearst tribute “#1 In Heaven” at the top of 2012.
Amanda puts it simply, “Pop music is a platform to say something. You don't have to only talk about parties." Feed Me Diamonds is the result of Warner and Wade's tireless efforts to translate raw emotions into music that grooves without excess glitter. The pair first teamed up in 2008 after discovering a mutual love of gear, sci-fi, and cults. Warner studied classical piano and bass as a kid in North Dakota and got her start in a Minneapolis noise band before moving to California and immersing herself in rave culture. When she relocated east to design the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' touring synth rig, she met Wade, a young studio vet who'd seen it all as an in-house producer and engineer for Sony Music under Tommy Mottola.
"The one-person dance machine Amanda Warner, who unlike the other acts on the bill, had no interest in obscuring anything. Her music was blunt and ecstatic, an antidote to boys in hiding --New York Times
"MNDR is our favorite electronic pop singer/producer and gear head who crafts effervescent jams we simply cannot shake from our brains." --FADER
"...the latest, hottest, most effervescent minimal-techno electro-pop project to hit Brooklyn." --Interview
“…danceable, club-wrecking pop music with a quirky, arty bent.” - Nylon