Most blogged artists: Sleigh Bells, Wolf Parade, Holy Ghost!

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Brooklyn noise pop band Sleigh Bells continues to be the most blogged act on The Hype Machine on May 3, as bloggers discuss and share the band's new single "Tell 'Em." Indie rock/post-punk band Interpol and folk/electronic duo The Books are in second and third, while Wolf Parade and Holy Ghost! are new to the top ten.

Montreal rock band Wolf Parade has released two albums on Sub Pop Records, most recently 2008's At Mount Zoomer, which peaked at number 45 on US album charts. That album's follow-up, called Expo 86, is due out on June 29, and the band is streaming two tracks from the album, "Ghost Pressure" and "What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way)."

Brooklyn disco duo Holy Ghost! is set to release a debut EP, Static on the Wire, after garnering attention for its remixes of MGMT, Phoenix, and Moby and for the original standalone track "Hold On." The band is now giving away the single "Say My Name," which Welikeit.indie (blog.welikeitindie.com) calls a "catchy-as-hell forward thinking disco-pop track."


The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on May 4 at 10:00am GMT:


• Sleigh Bells (unchanged)
• Interpol (+2)
• The Books (+4)
• Wolf Parade (new)
• Phosphorescent (+1)
• Holy Ghost! (new)
• Kelis (-2)
• LCD Soundsystem (-5)
• Best Coast (re-entry)
• Crystal Castles (-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.

http://hypem.com

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