Electro-experimentalist Zola Jesus claims a top spot in the Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on September 7 after releasing the second single from her second album, Conatus, due out October 4. Also returning to the music blogosphere is The War on Drugs frontman Kurt Vile.
Zola Jesus is the stage name of 22-year-old Russian-American singer Nika Roza Danilova, known for her broody, industrial sound. She followed up the release of the track "Vessel" with "Seekir," a "dark dance track, featuring [her] gothic vocal tones, with a bit of a disco flair," describes blogger
Their Bated Breath.
Psychedelic folk-rocker Kurt Vile follows up his new album, Smoke Ring for My Halo, with a new track called "The Creature" from his upcoming EP. Recorded during his Smoke Ring sessions, the new song is one of four others set to be featured on the EP, which also includes a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Downtown Train." "You won't exactly mistake this track for something other than a Kurt Vile song," writes blogger Stereogum, "but it's pretty pleasant, and maybe a little more clear-sounding than previous efforts."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on September 7 at 10:00 GMT:
Zola Jesus (re-entry)
The Magician feat. Jeppe (-1)
Kurt Vile (re-entry)
Dum Dum Girls (-4)
Insane Clown Posse (-1)
The Drums (-1)
Toro y Moi (no change)
The Field (new)
Neon Indian (no change)
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.
Watch Zola Jesus's clip for "Night," from her 2010 EP Stridulum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM8fEP8FOqE