Warner moved from Oakland, California to New York City in 2008 to work as a songwriter for hire. It was only after meeting Wade that she began to consider fronting a musical act herself. MNDR has opened for bands like YACHT, Massive Attack, and Deerhoof and frequently collaborates with visual artist Jamie Carreiro, who provides visual effects for MNDR’s live shows.Warner and Wade uploaded four tracks to MySpace in 2009, and those tracks eventually became MNDR’s debut EP, E.P.E… The band is currently at work on their first full-length album, tentatively scheduled for release in early 2011. The song “Fade to Black” from E.P.E was re-recorded in the Simlish language of The Sims and is featured in The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff.
Amanda Warner is featured on the song “Bang Bang Bang”, the first single taken from Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.’s third studio album, Record Collection. The song was co-written by Warner, Wade, Ronson, and Q-Tip. Daniel Kreps from Rolling Stone describes MNDR as providing “the song’s indelible French-laden hook” while “a debonair Q-Tip absolutely slays on his verses.” Warner subsequently provided vocals for a parody version of the song, called “Dom Dom Dom”, written by Chris Moyles and Dave Vitty. She is also featured on Ronson’s 2010 tour in support of his new album.
Edited by Deafjams on 7 Oct 2012, 19:37
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