HYPE: Just A Number 05272011

Enigmatic and mysterious artist/band/collective Just A Number 05272011, who according to Soundcloud hail from the Isle of Man, appeared on the Transparent Blog this morning and I’ve been throughly hooked. Half-screamed, strained vocals strike out against oddly-empathy-inducing industrial electronic beats. On first impressions he/she/they sound like an English answer to The Knife, with the track “THE PAIN” particularly reminding me of that Swedish duo. There is also the thoroughly compelling, yet almost static, video for “He Didn’t Want A Love Song” – it only features one man, barely moving. Yet, coupled with the very strong, emotion-filled song, I couldn’t tear my eyes away. He/she/they have already captured my attention and they’re sure to grab yours. Check out the two tracks below.

WATCH: “He Didn’t Want A Love Song”
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