Most blogged artists: Robin Pecknold, Wild Beasts, Oupa
Thursday 10 March 2011
Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold remains at the top of The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on March 10. Swedish singer Fever Ray, the alias of Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson, jumps into second position, while English indie rockers Wild Beasts hold third.
Wild Beasts, hailing from Kendal, just announced their third full-length album, Smother, due out in May. The band also debuted the first single, "Albatross," on BBC1 Radio. "From what I've heard Smother will be a mellower, subtler version of their sound (depraved rock/funk cabaret)," writes music website Stereogum (stereogum.com).
Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg is set to release a seven-track album this summer under the alias Oupa. Bloggers are swapping the LP's title track, "Forget," described as a "beautifully sore, cathartic break-of-day ballad" by blogger Transparent (www.transparentblog.com)
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on March 10 at 10am GMT:
Robin Pecknold (no change)
Fever Ray (+3)
Wild Beasts (no change)
White Denim (-2)
Lykke Li (-1)
Kurt Vile (no change)
Here We Go Magic (no change)
Arctic Monkeys (no change)
Wye Oak (-2)
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 Wild Beasts' clip for "All The Kings Men," from the 2009 album Two Dancers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxh5zMbNAo
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