Magnificently bespectacled electro-pop siren Amanda Warner, a/k/a MNDR, remains a bona fide SOTC obsession, combining tech-heavy Tigerbeat6 gearhounding with sharp hooks that make you think of Madonna and then make you feel ridiculous for thinking of Madonna until you conclude that thinking of Madonna is not actually so ridiculous. Great pop songs, is what we’re saying here, and the trend continues with her new “Cut Me Out,” available for stream/download/etc. and another triumph of digital churn and purring analog appeal. She’ll bring her laptop-visuals-besotted live show to Terminal 5 on February 4 as the opening act for Chromeo, fellow adepts at the bridging the human/android divide by making the former dance like the latter, or vice versa.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 20, 2011