Tuesday, August 21, 2012

#1 in Heaven

Song: #1 in Heaven
Artist: MNDR
Album: Feed Me Diamonds

MNDR the band are Brooklyn-based Amanda Warner and Peter Wade.  Warner moved to NYC from Oakland to start a songwriting career in 2008, but it wasn't until she met Wade that she considered leading a musical act herself.  She goes by the MNDR moniker herself, but the band includes Wade.

After uploading some tracks to MySpace in 2009, and opening for YACHT and Massive Attack, MNDR released an E.P. in 2010.  The debut album, "Feed Me Diamonds" was just released on Ultra Records.

I'm really liking the sound of the record, as well as singles "#1 in Heaven" and "Faster Horses."  There's a Charli XCX/Icona Pop-esqueness to her sound, with shades of Robyn, though less pop.

MNDR is probably best known for co-writing and guesting on Mark Ronson and the Business Intl.'s single "Bang Bang Bang."  (She came up with the hook in French.)

Check out the SSION lead singer-directed video for "#1 in Heaven" below.


#1 in Heaven
Faster Horses
Cut Me Out

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