Indie band Deerhunter moves into first position as the most popular act in the blogs according to The Hype Machine on October 1, with rapper Kanye West falling into second place. New in the day's top ten: Los Angeles noise-pop bands No Age and Local Natives, and French pop outfit Yelle.
No Age formed in 2005 and is known for both its DIY ethic and its ties to the Los Angeles underground music scene. The duo has made two full-length studios albums, the second of which was released on Sub Pop Records, and a third, Everything in Between, was just released on September 28. "By dissecting influences like My Bloody Valentine, The Ramones and 'everything in between' the band creates melody-driven pop songs with a DIY punk ethos underneath all of the fuzzy distortion and experimental noise," reviews blogger Atlas and the Anchor (atlasandtheanchor.blogspot.com).
Local Natives is Los Angeles indie band that began attracting widespread attention after performing nine shows at the 2009 South by Southwest Festival, then following the international release of its debut album Gorilla Manor in February. The band is back in the blogs after recently releasing a video for "Wide Eyes" from the LP on Pitchfork. "The opening track on Silver Lake favorites Local Natives' Gorilla Manor gets a David Lynch-y video treatment featuring a love story, a pool party, a dude in a shark costume and a violent conclusion worthy of Piranha 3D," writes Brand X (www.thisisbrandx.com). "Wide eyes, indeed."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on October 1 at 10:00am GMT:
Kanye West (-1)
Duck Sauce (unchanged)
Sufjan Stevens (+1)
School of Seven Bells (+5)
White Denim (+2)
No Age (re-entry)
Local Natives (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.