Most blogged artists: American synth artist Com Truise drops free song

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New Jersey electronic artist Com Truise, aka Seth Haley, is a hot topic in the music blogosphere after releasing another free track from his just-released full-length, Galactic Melt. Also climbing The Hype Machine's chart on August 18 is Tokyo indie-pop band Möscow Club.

Com Truise gained some buzz last summer for his '80-inspired EP Cyanide Sisters and, more recently, for remixing tracks from Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack. He also has been releasing a slew of free tracks from his new album, including the latest, "Ether Drift," "a synth heavy trip through the cosmos," writes blogger Earmilk.

Möscow Club represents Japan in this month's Music Alliance Pact's (MAP) monthly listing of up-and-coming music acts from around the world. "Like similarly ocean-centric artists Best Coast and Beach Fossils, Möscow Club turns simple melodies into irresistible beach-blanket pop," writes blogger Make Believe Melodies.

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on August 18 at 10:00 GMT:

Feist (no change)
Ganglians (no change)
Clock Opera (no change)
SBTRKT (no change)
Active Child (+1)
Little Dragon (+2)
No Ceremony (reentry)
Com Truise (+1)
Möscow Club (+1)
Tim Neuhaus (new)

Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.

Listen to an audio-only clip of Com Truise's "Ether Drift":