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MNDR: Artists To Watch 2011


Genre: Dance

If hipster pop icon Robyn is aching to take a break after putting out three mini-albums in 2009, Amanda Warner-who records as MNDR with collaborator Peter Wade-is ready to take her place. Warner has looks (attractive blonde; favors oversized eyeglasses), a back story (talented programmer and self-described "mega gear nerd," she was raised on a North Dakota farm before relocating to Brooklyn) and-most of all-talent. She's already caught the eye of Mark Ronson, who featured her on his recent track "Bang Bang Bang," and put out a single on Jan. 18 on the solidly trend-spotting Mountain Dew-sponsored imprint Green Label Sound. MNDR will release more singles and videos throughout the winter, and the act plans on putting out an album in the spring on a yet-to-be-determined label. Warner will also hit the road with Chromeo and is working on developing her visually evocative live show.

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