Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold rises to the top of The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on March 9. American rock band White Denim takes second while English indie rock act Wild Beasts moves into third.
Singer-songwriter Pecknold jumped nine slots in the day's top ten since releasing three new solo tracks via his Twitter page on March 8. Of the track "I'm Losing Myself," featuring Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, blogger Clean-Cut (clean-cut.org) writes that it is "a stripped back folk song and their voices mesh together beautifully."
Fever Ray, the alias of Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson, is a Swedish singer who supplies lead vocals for electronic duo The Knife and who released her self-titled debut solo album in 2009. Bloggers are circulating her track "The Wolf," which will be featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming film Red Riding Hood starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. "'The Wolf' is so severe and brutal sounding and heart piercing," writes blogger The Bang Pop (www.thebangpop.com). "I just feel alive or like I want to bite raw meat and watch the blood drip."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on March 9 at 11am GMT:
Robin Pecknold (+9)
White Denim (+3)
Wild Beasts (+6)
Lykke Li (-2)
Fever Ray (reentry)
Kurt Vile (reentry)
Here We Go Magic (new)
Wye Oak (reentry)
Arctic Monkeys (-1)
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 the latest trailer for the film Red Riding Hood, featuring Fever Ray's new track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM8V3cHdSC4&NR=1&feature=fvwp