Most blogged artists: British rockers Male Bonding release new track

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London fuzz rockers Male Bonding return to The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on August 9 after dropping a new track from their upcoming sophomore album. Meanwhile, buzz continues to build around Texas chillwave band Neon Indian's upcoming disc, Era Extraña.

Male Bonding was a hot topic in the blogs last year with their debut album, Nothing Hurts, described as "a raucous affair, harnessing the elements of the punk DIY ethos mixed with lo-fi jitterbug-rock," by blogger Listen Before You Buy. In recent days the band dropped a single called "Tame the Sun" from their upcoming LP Endless Now (due out August 29/30 via Sub Pop). Consequence of Sound writes that the new track "is a blast of poppy, grunge-inspired rock sweetness with a hard noise-infused outer shell."

Neon Indian, the project of Mexican-born musician and composer Alan Palomo, is releasing a new album -  the follow-up to 2009's Psychic Charms - on September 13 via Palomo's own label, Static Tongues. Following the release of the first single, "Fallout," the band recently dropped a track called "Polish Girl," which "ventures out of chillwave into electro," according to blogger Indie Here.

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on August 9 at 9:00 GMT:

Jens Lekman (no change)
Neon Indian (no change)
Four Tet (no change)
Air France (no change)
Tycho (+2)
Das Racist (-1)
Chromeo (+1)
Male Bonding (reentry)
Flight Facilities (-3)
Jj (-1)

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.

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