Most blogged artists: Monarchy, Delphic, Dirty Projectors
Tuesday 08 June 2010
London-based duo Monarchy is the most blogged act of the moment on June 8, according to The Hype Machine. In the second and third spots are New York City band The Drums and British electronic act Four Tet, while Delphic and Dirty Projectors are new to the top ten this week.
UK alternative dance band Delphic is in the blogs after announcing that "Counterpoint" will be the next single from its most recent album Acolyte. To accompany the news, the band commissioned remixes of the track by Doorly and Tim Goldsworthy that are now being shared in the blogosphere. The Culture of Me (thecultureofme.com) calls the remixes "pretty killer in their own right, adding and subtracting as they see fit, though both employ a rather lead-footed approach to digital histrionics."
Dirty Projectors is a Brooklyn-based experimental rock band that has so far released seven full-length albums. The band recently recorded a cover of Bob Dylan's "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" for the Levi's Pioneer Sessions project (www.levispioneersessions.com), which has so far also included participation from Nas, The Swell Season, and She & Him. Tympanogram (tympanogram.com) writes, "It's pretty faithful to the original; it does away with the harmonica parts, and it lacks Dylan's unique singing style - but there are parts where Longstreth sounds as if he has directly channeled a younger Dylan."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on June 8 at 10:00am GMT:
• Monarchy (+2)
• The Drums (-2)
• Four Tet (-2)
• Sleigh Bells (-2)
• Delphic (re-entry)
• Arcade Fire (-1)
• Crystal Castles (re-entry)
• The Futureheads (-2)
• The Morning Benders (+1)
• Dirty Projectors (-3)
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.
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