Most blogged artists: California indie band Girls drop new track

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On July 21, San Francisco rock band Girls, fronted by lead vocalist Christopher Owens, hit a top spot in the music blogosphere after the release of a new track from the band's upcoming full-length Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Also climbing into the top ten in The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart is British band Metronomy.

Last November, Girls released a six-song EP titled Broken Dreams Club, a follow-up to the band's debut LP, Album. On September 13, the band will release their sophomore disc, and they just dropped the first single from that album, a track dubbed "Vomit." "It's loud, has a gospel choir and is up the[re] as one of their heaviest songs to date," writes blogger 405.

Pop act Metronomy is also a hot topic in the day's top ten after being included in the shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize in England for its third album, The English Riviera. "A band truly worthy of the acclaim and exposure," writes blogger Quiff Pro 'Fro. "After all of the 'Nu-Rave' nonsense died down, Metronomy have since evolved into a sleek, funky alternative pop/rock group."

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on July 21 at 9:45 GMT:

M83 (no change)
Gross Magic (+1)
Washed Out (+1)
Girls (re-entry)
Toro y Moi (-3)
Letting Up Despite Great Faults (+2)
The War on Drugs (no change)
Dum Dum Girls (re-entry)
Metronomy (re-entry)
Little Green Cars (-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.

Watch Metronomy's clip for "She Wants" for their latest album: