Most blogged artists: Deerhunter, Avey Tare, La Sera

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Atlanta rockers Deerhunter hold steady as the most popular act in the blogosphere according to The Hype Machine, October 7. Rapper Kanye West is in the number two slot, while Animal Collective's Avey Tare moves into third. Also new in the day's top ten: New York's La Sera and UK indie outfit Yuck.


Brooklyn-based Avey Tare is in the blogs today after releasing the first single, "Lucky 1," from his debut full-length solo album, Down There, set to drop October 26. No stranger to side projects, Tare is following in the footsteps of his Animal Collective bandmate Panda Bear in releasing a solo LP. "'Lucky  1' rides a sloppy swamp beat reminiscent of Animal Collective's more electronic experiments," writes The New Gay ( "Tare's vocals are catchy and brighter. For as murky as it is, 'Lucky 1' is a big pop moment."

Musician Katy Goodman, the frontwoman for the Brooklyn rock band Vivian Girls, is also working on a side project, dubbed La Sera. She just shared the track "Never Come Around," which will drop as a 7-inch single on November 16 via Hardly Art. "You'd think that from her work with Vivian Girls her track would have a strong punk/noise-rock influence," writes JP's Blog (, "but it sounds more like 60s girl groups which have also impacted her previous work."

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on October 7 at 12:00 p.m. GMT:

Deerhunter (no change)
Kanye West (no change)
Avey Tare (new)
Brian Eno (+2)
La Sera (new)
No Age (-2)
Small Black (-1)
The xx (no change)
Sufjan Stevens (no change)
Yuck (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.