Amanda Warner may draw lyrical inspiration from Patty Hearst, Marina Abramovic, Henry Ford and the Chinese economy, but Feed Me Diamonds (Ultra) is ultimately brainy only in the manner of the best pop art. She and MNDR cohort Peter Wade are smart enough to engineer bright, shiny electro-dance confections with just the right ratio of polish to crunch and layer them with Warner’s equally heady, sugar-rush vocals. Then they add just enough personality to keep us interested and pretty much leave it at that. For all the vibrancy and variety in their fizzy, fuzzy productions — Euro-disco, electroclash, flashes of dubstep and diva house, and loads of lushly romantic, ’80s-soaked synth-pop — the Brooklyn duo aren’t striving for anything that the likes of Robyn, La Roux and Yelle haven’t already mastered in recent years. But they nail it for 12 whole tracks, and that’s a rare and precious thing in itself.
Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m., $17-$19, with Shiny Toy Guns and Colourmusic, North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St., 215-787-0488, northstarbar.com.