Most blogged artists: Robin Pecknold, Explosions in the Sky, Yuck

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Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold remains at the top of The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on March 14. Swedish singer Fever Ray holds onto second place while Oupa, the new side project of Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg, climbs into third.

American instrumental indie band Explosions in the Sky, hailing from Texas, is set to release its sixth studio album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, on April 18 in the UK and April 25 in the US. Bloggers are circulating a track from the album dubbed "Trembling Hands" that is "definitely a more dynamic and risky side of Explosions in the Sky never before seen," writes blogger Kata Rokkar (, adding, "you can sense a more upbeat and optimistic band."

UK rock band Yuck just released a new video for the track "Get Away," days after Blumberg announced his solo project, Oupa. Of the new track, Impose Magazine ( writes, "The garage fuzz is exchanged for stripped down piano and vocals that evoke something other than our derisive Pavement comparisons."

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on March 14 at 11am GMT:

Robin Pecknold (no change)
Fever Ray (no change)
Oupa (+1)
Explosions in the Sky (+4)
TV on the Radio (reentry)
Battles (new)
Yuck (reentry)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (new)
Wye Oak (no change)
UNKLE (no change)

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 Yuck's new video for "Get Away":