On February 3, US folk pop band Fleet Foxes maintains the top spot as most blogged musical act according to The Hype Machine. Also holding the second and third spots are rock duo The Kills and US indie folk band Bright Eyes. Also in the day's top ten: The Go! Team and Cut Copy.
Brighton-based pop sextet The Go! Team is a hot topic in the blogs after the release of its album Rolling Blackouts. Bloggers are also circulating the album's lead single, "Buy Nothing Day," featuring Best Coast's Bethany Consentino, described as "just exploding with giddy, garage pop energy" by blogger Music for Rants (musicforants.com).
Australian synth-pop trio Cut Copy is back in the blogs after a reported leak of their upcoming third album, Zonoscope, due out February 8. Bloggers are also swapping the track "Where I'm Going," rated "one of the most addictive, fun, flamboyant songs of the year thus far" by blogger I Guess I'm Floating (www.iguessimfloating.net).
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 3 at 11am GMT:
Fleet Foxes (no change)
The Kills (no change)
Bright Eyes (no change)
Toro y Moi (no change)
Sleigh Bells (+2)
Vivian Girls (+3)
The Go! Team (-1)
Lykke Li (-3)
Cut Copy (reentry)
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.