Indie musician Sufjan Stevens continues to be the most popular act on The Hype Machine on September 1, having just announced a new album, The Age of Adz, due out in October. Rapper Kanye West and dream-pop duo Beach House are in second and third, while The War on Drugs and Oh Land are both new to the top ten.
The War on Drugs is a rock band from Philadelphia led by Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile. The Americana-influenced band released a debut LP, Wagonwheel Blues, in 2008, on the label Secretly Canadian. That label has just announced the release of an EP, Future Weather, on October 26, and has shared the track "Comin' Through" from the eight-song album. Pop Headwound (popheadwound.blogspot.com) calls the track " a solid little jam" and notes that it "sounds a bit cleaner than the songs from the debut - the arrangement isn't quite as dense and echoed, and singer Adam Granduciel's vocals aren't draped in as much reverb."
Oh Land is the moniker for Danish female electro-pop artist Nanna Øland Fabricius, whose style Stoney Roads calls "a slightly classy Katy Perry with a touch of pop jazz." The singer has just released a new track, called "Sun of a Gun," which is now circling around the blogosphere in its original form and in remixes by Yuksek and Savage Skulls.
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on September 1 at 10:00am GMT:
. Sufjan Stevens (unchanged)
. Kanye West (+1)
. Beach House (-1)
. The War On Drugs (new)
. El Guincho (+2)
. Miami Horror (-1)
. Ra Ra Riot (-3)
. The XX (-2)
. Pete Yorn (-1)
. Oh Land (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.