Most blogged artists: Wild Nothing, Small Black

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Wild Nothing, the project of punk musician Jack Tatum, is the most popular act in the music blogosphere on August 19, according to The Hype Machine. Montreal funk duo Chromeo and Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp follow in second and third, while Small Black makes its debut in the top ten.

Tatum, who adds band members for his live shows, released his first album as Wild Nothing, Gemini, in May. He was last seen in the blogs in late June with the release of the EP Evertide on the new record label Warmest Chord. The artist has just released the track "Golden Haze" from a forthcoming EP of the same name, expected out within the year as a 12?, on CD, and digitally, with each version containing a different track listing. We All Want Someone to Shout For ( says of the new track, "It's another dreamy wonder that has a tight hold on nostalgia. Sorta sounds like The Cure."

Small Black is a Brooklyn indie group lead by Ryan Heyner and Josh Kolenik, who has called the band's sound "Casio dream noise pop." The band released a self-titled debut EP that earned comparisons to Washed Out and Wavves, although Tympanogram ( noted the musicians' "stronger vocals, a stronger pop sensibility than their counterparts." The band is back with the track "Photojournalist" off debut album New Chain, due out October 26.

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on August 19 at 10:00 PM GMT:

• Wild Nothing (re-entry)
• Chromeo (+1)
• Royksopp (unchanged)
• Arcade Fire (+3)
• No Age (-3)
• Gold Panda (-2)
• Small Black (new)
• Glasser (new)
• Wise Blood (-3)
• Colapesce (-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.