American chillwave act Washed Out, the moniker of musician Ernest Greene, holds the top spot in The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart after dropping a new single from his forthcoming LP. Also, bloggers review the latest track from chillwave act Ganglians.
Washed Out released two EPs in 2009 ( Life of Leis ure and High Times) and is back on the scene with a new album, Within and Without, due out this summer via Sub Pop Records. The new single, "Eyes Be Closed," is "totally incredible," raves blogger Chipped Hip (www.chippedhip.com). "It's part Boards of Canada-style IDM and part '90s electronica (think Moby)."
California-based psychedelic rockers Ganglians hold second place in the day's blog chart after releasing a new "menacing" (dasmonk.com) single dubbed "Jungle." The track is from the band's upcoming third album, Still Living. Blogger Mad Mackerel (madmackerel.wordpress.com) describes the track as "another slice of dark claustrophobic psych rock."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on May 3 at 10:00 GMT:
Washed Out (reentry)
Lykee Li (reentry)
Chad Valley (reentry)
Junior Boys (reentry)
Thao & Mirah (new)
Beth Jeans Houghton (new)
Matt Pond PA (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.