Los Angeles rock troupe Warpaint is the most popular act on The Hype Machine on September 20 after releasing a new single for its upcoming The Fool. Sweden's The Radio Dept. and rapper Kanye West take second and third position. Other top acts include Blackbird Blackbird and John Vanderslice.
Blackbird Blackbird, the project of San Francisco musician Mikey Sanders, is back in the blogs after releasing a slew of new tracks on its website last week, including "Modern Disbelief" and a cover of Modest Mouse's "Float On." Blackbird Blackbird "is constantly churning out new songs for us nerdy bloggers to obsess over," writes music blogger Wild Tonic (www.wildtonic.com). "As a follower, I can't help but wonder when the boy sleeps." Of the artist's rendition of "Float On," blogger We All Want Someone to Shout For (www.weallwantsomeone.org) writes, "He transformed it into a dreamy, synthed out delight that gives the song a whole new feel."
US-based indie artist John Vanderslice is a new face in the blogosphere after releasing a brand-new EP last week for free on his website. The EP, Green Grow The Rushes, includes six new tracks, notably "Lay Down" featuring Spoon drummer Jim Eno. Of the new work, blogger Musical Pairings (www.musicalpairings.com) writes that it "demonstrates Mr. Vanderslice again pushing up against his prior sonic boundaries in new and refreshing ways while simultaneously retaining his signature sound."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on September 20 at 9:00am GMT:
- Warpaint (+1)
- The Radio Dept. (+1)
- Kanye West (-2)
- Chromeo (+2)
- Megafaun (unchanged)
- Houses (+1)
- Blackbird Blackbird (re-entry)
- Sharon Van Etten (re-entry)
- J. Tilmman (re-entry)
- John Vanderslice (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.