British band Radiohead is back in the blogs after releasing a seven-inch featuring two tracks, "Supercollider" and "The Butcher," to celebrate Record Store Day, April 16.
The band released the two tracks for free to fans who purchased their latest album, King of Limbs, via Radiohead's website. "They don't break any new ground or inspire much awe (as Radiohead songs are wont to do)," writes blogger The Dadada (thedadada.com) of the new songs. "This new cut is a worthy edition to the catalogue of one of history's greatest bands," reviews Tympanogram (tympanogram.com) of "Supercollider."
Clams Casino, producer for rappers Lil B, G-Side, and Soulja Boy, just released an instrumental mixtape that is making the rounds in the blogosphere. "With the brazen vocals stripped away, these static-drenched beats are smooth and impressively effective all on their own," writes Troys Noise (www.troysnoise.com).
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on April 22 at 11:00 GMT:
Digitalism (no change)
The National (+3)
Purity Ring (+4)
TUnE-yArDs (no change)
Lykke Li (-4)
Clams Casino (new)
Young Turks (new)
Fucked Up (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.
Watch Radiohead's clip for "Lotus Flower" from King of Limbs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOa1a8hYP8
Watch The National perform 2010's "Bloodbuzz Ohio": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfySK7CLEEg