On Tuesday in the blogosphere, people are talking about Jay Reatard, the Memphis garage rocker who died on January 13. Also getting mention is the US group Vampire Weekend, whose album Contra was released on January 11 and whose success is due largely to praise from music bloggers. Rounding out the top three is Swedish band jj, which just released a new track from its forthcoming CD jj no 3.
Also popular among music bloggers is indie rock band Spoon, whose seventh studio album
Transference, was released January 18. The band hails from Austin, Texas, and is due to headline the South by Southwest festival in that town in mid-March. The group is also currently gearing up for February tour dates in North America and Europe.
Coming in as the fifth most blogged about artist of the day is British electropop band Hot Chip, whose song "Ready for the Floor' earned a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. The group is set to begin a world tour January 30 in London in support of its album One Life Stand, due out February 8.
10 most blogged artists on Hype Machine on January 19 at 10:30 AM GMT:
• Jay Reatard
• Vampire Weekend
• Hot Chip
• The Ruby Suns
• Dum Dum Girls
• Happy Birthday
• Owen Pallett
• The xx
Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. The site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy MP3s.