Most blogged artists: Porcelain Raft releases EP of chillwave remixes

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Dream pop artist Porcelain Raft, the moniker of Rome-born, London-based musician Mauro Remiddi, debuts in The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on August 11 with the release of a remix EP. Also, San Franciso band Girls is back in the chart after debuting a new video for their latest single.

Electronic artists Memory Tapes, Memoryhouse, CFCD, Babe Rainbow and Pierce & Pierce all contributed remixes of tunes from Porcelain Raft's Gone Blind for a new EP released via label Acéphale's website. Blogger The Music Ninja writes that Toronto-based chillwave artist Memoryhouse produced a "totally chill, totally headphone-worthy" remix of the track "I Found a Way Home," while Danish producers Pierce & Pierce's rendition of "Talk to Me" offers a "quick beat and hand claps right on top of long, melting chords."

Indie rock band Girls, fronted by lead vocalist Christopher Owens, has been a hot topic since the release of a new track called "Vomit" from the band's upcoming full-length Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Now the band released a video for the track that "begins with seductive footage '60s cherry red Mustang convertible then changes pace to a drive through the city," writes blogger FensePost. "Interesting angles and bright colors amidst a dark background all emphasize the song's power."

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on August 11 at 10:00 GMT:

Jens Lekman (no change)
Air France (+1)
Neon Indian (-1)
Beirut (no change)
Porcelain Raft (+1)
Male Bonding (+1)
Tycho (-2)
Best Coast (reentry)
Jay-Z and Kanye West (+1)
Girls (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.

Watch Girls perform their new track, "Vomit":