It was a congregation of abbreviations when NME stopped MNDR to talk about her music at SXSW.

I found out later on that she’s a professional ‘top-line’ writer for numerous mahoosive major label popstars. Combine that fact with a nifty sideline in serious minimal techno disc-spinning and all the pieces of her puzzle begin to fall ever-so-neatly into place. We got chatting afterwards. We covered the same conversational ground you’d expect with any lektro-pop hopeful. Y’know; Black Flag, world economics etc.

Watch video of MNDR live at SXSW and her interview with NME here.

The Huffington Post ran it’s SXSW follow up article today and listed MNDR as “Best Show”.

The best show I saw all week was put on by one lady band MNDR, a modern-era, Janis Joplin-esque songstress who took the stage with crystals hanging from her neck and a safety pin barely keeping her shirt on.

It’s just her and her keyboard and a boatload of enthusiasm. There weren’t more than 40 people there to see her perform but she brought the funk like it was Madison Square Garden. And every time the beat dropped — a beat she has no doubt heard hundreds, if not thousands of times — she reacted with so much joy it was like she had just been kissed by a puppy.

Check out their full review of MNDR’s set and the rest of the superlatives here.

MNDR was featured as the first SXSW report on the Chicago Reader. They loved Warner’s “hi-NRG techno-pop heat” and emotional resonance with mohawked teenagers.

I feel like the only place really suited for MNDR is a stadium, on a bill between Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. I feel like she’s the people’s Rihanna, up from jazz dork to glam dazzle. She whipped her glasses off accidentally and played it off as a dance move and everyone cheered.

Read the full article here.’s picks for what to see at SXSW, including Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Spoon, and MNDR. Here’s what they had to say about MNDR:

And don’t overlook MNDR just because of today’s daytime show. This one-woman act will break-out the beats no matter how high the sun. She’s opened for some of the biggest names in independent music, but in Austin she’s going her own way with dance tracks right on the edge of early techno and current synth-pop. MNDR plays tomorrow’s SESAC party, BrooklynVegan’s day party on Friday and the Grand Life/VICE party on Saturday. Don’t worry, work on the debut MNDR album is underway with producer Peter Wade.

Read the whole article here.

March 13, 2010
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MNDR has announced showcases for South by Southwest. Coming fresh off tour with Yacht and current tour with These Are Powers, MNDR hits the stage starting on Wednesday and keeps bringing the party everyday until Saturday night. Showcase info below:

**Wednesday (3/17)**
SESAC Day Stage Cafe
Austin Convention Center, 4th Floor

**Wednesday (3/17)**
Music Gym
815 East 6th Street (at Frontage Rd)

**Thursday (3/18)**
The Velveeta Room
525 East 6th Street (btwn Neches and Red River)

**Friday (3/19)**
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
Club de Ville
900 Red River Street (btwn 9th and 10th)

**Saturday (3/20)**
Grand Life/VICE Party
Lanai Lounge 422 Congress Avenue

**Sunday (3/21)**
1AM (Monday Morning)
MtyMx Festival
Monterrey Mexico

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