Most blogged artists: Best Coast, Cut Copy, The Walkmen

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Los Angeles duo Best Coast continues to be The Hype Machine's most blogged act on July 16, getting attention leading up to the July 27 release of debut full-length album Crazy for You. Australian synthpop band Cut Copy is in second place and also new to the top ten, while Canadian art rock group Women is in third.

Cut Copy began in 2001 as the project of Australian DJ and graphic designer Dan Whitford. The now three-member band has released two albums and has a third expected out in January. The trio has just released the track "Where I'm Going" as a free download; it will be out as a limited-edition 7" vinyl in August. The band calls it "the kind of track Brian Wilson would've written if he took ecstasy and hung out in 60?s London instead of California."

Another new band to the top ten is The Walkmen, an American indie rock group that has released five studio albums since forming in 2000. A fifth album, Lisbon, is due out in September, and a track of the same name is now making its way around the blogosphere. Music Induced Euphoria ( comments: "it kind of sounds like an ol' time band tribute to a military officer. really really uncharacteristic of the NY band, but a solid track nonetheless."

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on July 16 at 11:00am GMT:

• Best Coast (unchanged)
• Cut Copy (new)
• Women (unchanged)
• Local Natives (-2)
• M.I.A. (-1)
• Panda Bear (unchanged)
• The Walkmen (new)
• School Of Seven Bells (+1)
• The Drums (re-entry)
• Interpol (re-entry)

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.