Montreal-based indie band Arcade Fire continues to be the most blogged musical act on The Hype Machine on June 1, generating coverage in the time leading up to the August release of The Suburbs. Rapper Kanye West and ceo, the solo project of The Tough Alliance's Eric Berglund, are in second and third.
Ceo first came to public attention in April, when Swedish pop band jj recorded a track to celebrate ceo on the acts' Swedish label Sincerely Yours. That label has now announced that Berglund will release his debut album, White Magic, at the end of June, also sharing the album's lead single "Come With Me." Kickin the Peanuts (kickinthepeanuts.com) writes that the track "is sounding a lot like the Tough Alliance, which is only a good thing - it's a rollicking, Swedish indie-pop tune."
Also holding a top spot in the blogosphere is Mercury Prize-winning band Klaxons, which released its breakthrough album Myth of the Near Future three years ago. The British dance-punk act is reportedly preparing the release of a second album, Surfing the Void, and has shared the track "Flashover" from that album. This Music Wins writes, "If the chaotic side of the band is what you're after, then they've excelled and expanded, but if you were hoping that...they'd been honing a revolutionary new sound - then you're likely to be disappointed."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on June 1 at 10:00am GMT:
• Arcade Fire (unchanged)
• Kanye West (unchanged)
• ceo (+1)
• Klaxons (+1)
• Wild Nothing (-2)
• Madvillain (-1)
• Drake (unchanged)
• Crystal Castles (unchanged)
• Kathryn Calder (new)
• Mt St Helens (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.