US folk pop band Fleet Foxes holds the spot as the most blogged artist in the music blogosphere according to The Hype Machine. Other top bands on February 9 include US rock duo the White Stripes and US indie act Toro y Moi. Also, US indie artists Cold Cave and Canada's Young Galaxy return to the top ten.
Experimental synthpop group Cold Cave, founded in 2005 by hardcore musician Wesley Eisold, just released the first single from its upcoming album, Cherish the Light Years, as a free download. The track, "The Great Pan Is Dead," is "pretty great, generating an almost indistinguishable explosive wall of noise," writes blogger Just Music That I Like (www.justmusicthatilike.com). "A massive statement for the new album, can't wait."
Blogger reviews are in for Montreal indie band Young Galaxy's just-released third album, Shapeshifting, which dropped on February 8. The album, heavily under the influence of Swedish producer Dan Lissvik (one-half of the duo Studio), "is a much more interesting and engaging record than I'd have ever thought they'd be capable of," writes music blogger Chromewaves (www.chromewaves.net). "Their blend of glofi/chillwave with catchy beats and melodies really separates themselves from the rest of the pack," adds blogger Quarterlife Party (www.quarterlifeparty.com).
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 9 at 1pm GMT:
Fleet Foxes (no change)
The White Stripes (no change)
Toro y Moi (no change)
Cut Copy (reentry)
Cold War Kids (+1)
Sleigh Bells (-2)
Cold Cave (reentry)
James Blake (-3)
Young Galaxy (reentry)
Work Drugs (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.
Watch Young Galaxy's new clip for "We Have Everything": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgWyQ0Xwd4