Active Child, Los Angeles-based songwriter Pat Grossi, climbs into the most blogged artists chart as his upcoming album streams on The Hype Machine. American dance punk band The Rapture also claims a top spot in The Hype Machine's chart on August 17 as buzz continues to build around the band's upcoming album, In the Grace of Your Love.
Active Child is set to release his debut album
You Are All I See on the label Vagrant on August 23, and bloggers have been reviewing the album since its was made available to listen to online. Blogger
RCRD LBL raves that the new material is an "astounding offering from dreampop's most interesting act." Music blogger
Informal Flick Thru adds, "The best music always sounds completely unique, and there sure as hell isn't anything like this around at the moment."
New York City band The Rapture, which signed with LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy's label DFA, recently offered up its new single, "How Deep Is Your Love?," as a free MP3. The track is set to be included on the band's upcoming album, set to drop September 4 in the UK and September 5 in the US. "Built around a piano riff, 'How Deep Is Your Love?' recalls commercial house music in the early 90s," writes blogger Faded Glamour.
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on August 17 at 10:00 GMT:
Feist (no change)
Ganglians (no change)
Clock Opera (no change)
Blitzen Trapper (-1)
Active Child (+2)
The Rapture (reentry)
Little Dragon (new)
Com Truise (reentry)
Möscow Club (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.
See an album trailer for Active Child's You Are All I See: http://www.youtube.com/user/ActiveChildMusic#p/a/u/0/8CLjh9RRocE