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Monday, January 25, 2010

Got another one of these in the mail from the mysterious iamamiwhoami early this morning. Popular guesses at this point include The Knife, Goldfrapp (not likely based on the first single from Head First), the Golden Filter, and Christina Aguilera, but like our friends at WTD, we're leaning toward "none of the above."



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's that whale shark duh

8:52 AM  
Blogger jesselun said...

Trippin' balls

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope it's the whale shark, but it's gotta be X-tina

9:06 AM  
Blogger scoops said...

pretty high production value on these if it's an unknown artist.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone recognize the face at 0:55-56?

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fever ray? Her last album was so dark and heavy, and I feel like she is so capable of all sorts of sounds, that this could be her moving around. The videos are super dark and mysterious, but super high quality...?

"here before" seems to have a similar vibe... someone new would be spectacular, either way...

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bruce springsteen

10:48 AM  
Blogger brennnan said...

this whole thing reeks of Miley to me.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've always thought it was christina since the first video came out, and i do even more so after seeing the person's face in this video. but christina has a major label record deal. i think they would be showing these clips on mtv instead of sending them to blogs that cover independent music. but i can't think of any one else it could be other than her.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Linds said...

you might have already covered this in another comments section but has anyone mentioned the possibility of Lykke Li yet?

12:13 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

I sure hope it's Christina.
It's really obviously not Fever Ray or the Knife. They have a project lined up right now and it's too pop for their taste. You only say it could be them because it's got a similar element has some of her videos but the music doesn't sound like them/her at all.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

if this is xtina then the whole major label plan is out the window at this point. This music wouldn't be anywhere near MTV.

Also goldfrapps single rocket sounds nothing like these clips. I find it hard to believe its either of her or xtina's new album she produced.

im surprised no one has mentioned jj as a possibility with a new album coming out, a history of making freaky videos, and no one knows what they hell they look like.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

flying lotus

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Carlos D said...

Could be Royksopp too.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It definitely is Christina Aguilera! It's amazing how everyone is going so dark these days.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Julien said...

no, i dont think is jj, here's how their female singer looks like: http://factmag-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/jj-050110.jpg

1:19 PM  
Blogger David said...

9 20 19 13 5

this spells "It's Me" when applied to letters. Still trying to figure out the 723378...any ideas?

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Royksopp's 'Senior' won't be released until late 2010.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I think it's Whale Shark's debut LP, loved his earlier stuff

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone figured it out:

title of the first video: Prelude 699130082.451322
6+9+9+1+3+0+0+8+2 = 38 || 4+5+1+3+2+2 = 17

now: A - 1, B - 2, C - 3, D - 4, etc...

38: CH (3 - C, 8 - H)
17: AG (1 - A, 7 - G)

it's CHristina AGuilera.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a new episode of Beardo

1:41 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

lady gaga

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Peter said...

There is something very Floria Sigismondi about these videos.
And Christina has worked with her in the past.

2:08 PM  
Blogger hp said...

Seems like the type of stunt Lady Gaga might pull,no?

2:12 PM  
Blogger LiquidHeaven said...

still possibly ellie goulding. Whatever it is the music is good so I'm still drawn to it.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7+2+3+3+7+8 = 30
3+0 = 3
3 = C

==> "Its me, C"

2:26 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Might as well make it official:

"It's me, C" = Conor Oberst, obvs.

3:55 PM  
Blogger shelley duvall said...




3:57 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Yeah. I am going with Christina, although I don't the point in her doing all of this.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

would we all be talking about the new christina aguliara video otherwise?

4:51 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

I take what I say back. i dont think its Christina. Just went to her website and nothing there resembles any of the videos whatsoever.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous kyriakos said...

directed by Stephane Sednaoui perhaps?

6:20 PM  
Anonymous V said...

I actually wish this was X-tina. But, considering the range of people she's working with on the upcoming album — sure she's working with Goldfrapp and Sia — but she also is working with M.I.A., Santigold and Le Tigre. Hell, Flo-Rida is slated for a track cameo. There is no way an album with that many disparate influences would be branded and promoted via these sorts of teasers.

I suspect it to be Gaga. She's got the budget for this type of teaser and reeks of her type of buzz schtick. It even looks like her in a few frames. The better question is, who's her production partner?

8:44 PM  
Anonymous jugheadsjonesin said...

Why would it be Christina incorporporating elements of ambient, dubstep, and industrial? A lot of the keyboard and drum production sounds like Trent Reznor, and I'm pretty sure he's been in the studio for a minute. Maybe he's collaborating with some new ppl? He's obviously got the dough for high production values as anyone who's been to his concert's knows, AND he's got a history of using cryptic viral marketing to drive up the hype of his new albums.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This neither sounds like christina, her music is insanely vocal centric, nor looks like her. Does this really look like it would appeal to her super huge international crazy sized radio audiences!? Maybe her audiences who read gorilla vs bear, but I am pretty sure we are not representative of the money making masses that worship her.

And they do echo both trent reznor and fever ray, listen to the start of here before by fever ray then listen to when the beat comes in around :28 in the 3rd video and you will start to see the similarity in sound. Whoever this is, I would say it is pretty far beyond anything christina has demonstrated herself to be capable of. This is underground and intelligent, not blockbuster tear wrenching red lipstick wearing female vocal focused music. Whoever, reznor or andersson influenced, it does not sound like christina regardless of who she collaborates with. I mean jesus she is described as a "powerhouse vocalist" and the new album is said to include everything from "rap" to "ballads." This is neither rap nor a ballad nor does it sound like the person who created it would ever include rap or ballads on their album. We need better methods of decoding these numbers. They are messing with our heads.

If it is christina then my mind will be blown and I will gladly bow before her. But honestly, there is not much evidence.

jj seems like a really cool possibility to explore as well.. very mysterious.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous matt said...

hey! check this out, every1

11:58 PM  
Blogger Tom said...




12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's not as far fetched as we think. I think it will be someone we won't have expected.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

actually really hoping its xtina at this point!

10:05 AM  
Anonymous matt said...

MTVNews article on it
says Christina's publicist says it isn't her

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd put my money on The Knife or Goldfrapp. Or a whaleshark. Really doubt it's Christina.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ghostly vocal sounding sample in the background is matteah baim from meatllic falcons (http://www.myspace.com/matteahbaim), for sure. The production is VERY European. This is CocoRosie reinventing themselves.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I can hear "Head First" being repeated at the end of the video but that's probably just my mind playing tricks on me...

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polly Scattergood? More likely, Fever Ray. Those sounds in the background of Here Before, although they're baby seals or whatnot, seem like they could be passed off as a whale shark.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Confirmed: Its the Teenagers.

Blond chick in the video had everyone fooled.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hope it's Kate Bush.

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's to mainstream for The Knife! I could be Fever Ray - who had hooked up with a much more heavier beat.. Otherwise it could be royksopp's new sound from "Juior"... I Dont think it's Xtina - becuase she is famous for her Voice - and this is very audio-tuned.

5:37 AM  
Blogger the LOV2 collective said...

bjork? no?

11:19 AM  
Blogger Jacob said...


So then if this link is legit..?

11:33 AM  
Anonymous matt said...

i really kinda hope its christina
ive always liked her (looks and voice ha)
itd be cool 2 see her do something different

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like SALEM

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trent Reznor.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to their youtube account they're from Vanuatu an island near Australia....maybe it's a clue.

10:13 PM  

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