British rock group Radiohead holds its position as the music blogosphere's most hyped musical act according to The Hype Machine on February 25. Swedish pop star Lykke Li and American noise pop band Wavves round out the top three. Also in the day's top ten: Toro y Moi and Keep Shelly in Athens.
Chillwave act Toro y Moi, fronted by US recording artist Chazwick Bundick, has been a hot topic in the blogs since the release of its album Underneath the Pine on February 22. "Not all of the album is straight-up musical wallpaper," reviews blogger Fluxblog (www.fluxblog.org). "A lot of the reason why the record works is because it does periodically snap together into tighter, more pop-oriented forms."
American indie rock band Keep Shelly in Athens rises in the chart after recently releasing a 7-inch featuring the tracks "Hauntin' Me" and "Song to Cheer You Up." Of the latter, blogger Dailybeatz reviews: "It never gets quite as huge as 'Hauntin' Me' and there's clearly a much warmer and jazzier sound all around to this tune."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 25 at 1pm GMT:
Radiohead (no change)
Lykke Li (no change)
Wavves (no change)
Toro y Moi (no change)
Star Slinger (no change)
Keep Shelly in Athens (+2)
Architecture in Helsinki (no change)
TV on the Radio (new)
Summer Camp (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.
Watch Toro y Moi's video for "Still Sound" from the new album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gqh4e1S6j0