Los Angeles pop group Dum Dum Girls is the most talked-about musical act in the blogosphere on April 7, according to The Hype Machine. Soul singer Aloe Blacc and freak-folk duo CocoRosie are in second and third, while new top-blogged acts include Tobacco and Harlem.
Tobacco is an American electronic musician known for his use of pre-digital electronic instruments such as analog synthesizers and tape machines. In addition to his work as a solo artist, he fronts the band Black Moth Super Rainbow. On May 25, he is set to release his album Maniac Heat, which will reportedly feature Beck on two tracks. That album's first single, "Sweatmother," has just been released and is being shared around the blogosphere.
Harlem is a three-piece garage rock band from Austin, Texas. The group just released its second album, Hippies, on April 6 - its debut on the independent label Matador Records. Atlanta's A-list (atlalist.com) reviews, "The production is rough and live. The guitars jangle and buzz. The feedback cannot be held at bay as Michael Coomers and Curtis O'Mara trade vocal flourishes from track to track. ... These Austin boys have pounded out another set of hooky, rambunctious, three-minute songs packed with garage fun."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on April 7 at 10:30am GMT:
• Dum Dum Girls (+1)
• Aloe Blacc (+2)
• CocoRosie (-2)
• The Aston Shuffle (+2)
• Hot Chip (+3)
• Twin Sister (+1)
• Jamaica (+2)
• Tobacco (new)
• Delorean (-4)
• Harlem (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.