Most blogged artists: indie pop artist Twin Shadow drops an '80s remake

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Twin Shadow, aka Brooklyn-based musician George Lewis Jr., reenters the music blogosphere after releasing a new track called "Changes," a remake of "Circus Is Gone" by 1980s band Baggare. Also, a new face in The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on September 19 is Australian band Royal Headache.

Twin Shadow is reportedly working on a follow-up to his acclaimed debut album, 2010's Forget. In his latest cover track of a relatively obscure '80s track, he "redressed the song, from something seemed almost introspective and sad, into a sexual electro jam," writes blogger Tympanogram.

Sydney-based breakout rock-pop band Royal Headache represents it home country in this month's Music Alliance Pact's (MAP) monthly listing of up-and-coming music acts from around the world. "After a couple of years of drip-feeding 7", CD-R and cassette releases, the time has arrived for the release of Royal Headache's debut album," writes blogger Who The Hell Are They?, who shared the track "Down the Lane."

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on September 19 at 9:30 GMT:

Florence + The Machine (+5)
Korallreven (+2)
Justice (no change)
Twin Shadow (reentry)
Girls (+4)
Royal Headache (new)
Neon Indian (reentry)
Friends (new)
Daft Punk (reentry)
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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 Twin Shadow's clip for 2010's "Castle in the Snow":