Most blogged artists: Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor launches side project, releases new track
Friday 29 July 2011
Chris Taylor, producer and vocalist for the indie band Grizzly Bear, debuts in The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart after releasing the first track from his new solo project CANT. Also climbing into the top ten on July 29 is Canadian artist Owen Pallett.
Taylor reportedly teamed up with Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. to produce a new experimental pop album called Dreams Come True. He just dropped the first single, "Answer," a "breathy, multi-instrumental layer cake of a track," according to Nialler 9. The album releases on September 12 on Taylor's label Terrible Records.
Pallett is a Toronto-based composer, violinist, and singer who plays experimental music sometimes called Baroque pop. Last year he was a hot topic in the blogs after releasing his LP Heartland and EP A Swedish Love Story. Now bloggers are swapping Pallet's cover of The Strokes' "Hard to Explain," which is included on Stereogum's tribute to the 10-year anniversary of The Strokes' debut album This Is It. Other indie artists featured on the album include Austra, The Morning Benders, and Real Estate, among others.
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on July 29 at 9:00 GMT:
St. Vincent (no change)
Amy Winehouse (no change)
M83 (no change)
Neon Indian (+2)
Washed Out (no change)
Bon Iver (+2)
Twin Sister (re-entry)
Owen Pallett (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.
Watch Owen Pallett's video for his 2010 track "The Great Elsewhere": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZslepJpWZkw
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