On March 31, Brooklyn indie band The National nears a one-week streak as the most popular musical act in the blogosphere, generating buzz in the time leading up to the release of album The High Violet. Barcelona synth-pop band Delorean and New York dance-punk project LCD Soundsystem are in second and third, according to The Hype Machine.
Dum Dum Girls is a new entry in the top ten on March 31. The Los Angeles all-female pop band, led by singer Dee Dee, formed in 2008 and got a career boost in 2009 when it was signed to Sub Pop Records. The group released I Will Be on March 30, and bloggers are passing around tracks from the album, especially "Jail La La," an older song by the band that has been rerecorded and given the video treatment. FensePost (www.fensepost.com) described the group's sound: "The band fits that early girl punk rock sound and meshes it with a 60s garage-rock throwback... ."
Two Door Cinema Club, also new to the top ten this week, is an electro-pop indie band from Northern Ireland that is signed to French record label Kitsuné Music, which released the band's debut album Tourist History on March 1 in the UK and Ireland (it is expected out in North America on May 3). Bloggers are sharing tracks from that album, as well as a video for the song "Something Good Can Work" and a remix of that song by DJs The Twelves that is offered on a Kitsuné compilation album.
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on March 31 at 10:30am GMT:
• The National (unchanged)
• Delorean (+3)
• LCD Soundsystem (+2)
• Blitzen Trapper (-2)
• Caribou (-2)
• Hot Chip (unchanged)
• Prins Thomas (+1)
• Dum Dum Girls (new)
• Teenage Fanclub (-6)
• Two Door Cinema Club (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.