American indie band Deer Tick continues to be the most talked-about musical act in the blogosphere on April 14, according to The Hype Machine. Brooklyn indie band The National and New York dance-punk act LCD Soundsystem are in second and third, while Fol Chen and The Futureheads are new to the list this week.
Fol Chen is an indie pop band from Los Angeles that formed in 2009 and put out its first studio album, Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made, on Sufjan Stevens's label Athsmatic Kitty in February 2009. Part II: The New December is due out on June 6, and the band has shared a track from the album called "In Ruins." Surviving the Golden Age (survivingthegoldenage.com) writes, "The track sounds like a dream collaboration between Hot Chip and Madonna being remixed by the Knife."
English post-punk revival band The Futureheads has been performing for a decade and has released three studio albums, most recently 2008's This is Not the World, which reached number one on the UK indie chart. The band is set to release The Chaos on April 26 in the UK and June 1 in the US, and bloggers are passing around the album's single "Struck Dumb." Vinyl District (vinyldistrict.blogspot.com) says of the album, "On this, their fourth release, the band have taken their signature sound and blasted right through their own mold for what is arguably the foursome's most riotous album to date."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on April 14 at 11:00am GMT:
1. Deer Tick (unchanged)
2. The National (re-entry)
3. LCD Soundsystem (re-entry)
4. Fol Chen (+5)
5. Todd Edwards (-3)
6. Owen Pallett (-1)
7. Crystal Castles (-2)
8. Two Door Cinema Club (re-entry)
9. The Futureheads (new)
10. The Tallest Man On Earth (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.