MGMT continues to be the most popular act in the music blogosphere on March 16, according to The Hype Machine. The Brooklyn indie duo is generating buzz in anticipation of the release of its second album, Congratulations, in early April. French electro-house artist Kavinsky and Austin, Texas chillwave band Neon Indian are also at the top of the charts today, while additional bands on the list include Oh No Ono and Woods.
Oh No Ono is a Danish five-piece band founded in 2003 that mixes a New Wave, psychedelic sound with modern production techniques. In 2005 the band released an EP, Now You Know Oh No Ono, that earned the band notice in the Danish music scene; two subsequent albums, Yes and Eggs, have gained international attention. Oh No Ono's top spot in the blogosphere this week comes thanks to a remix of the group's track "Eleanor Speaks" by Canadian electronic artist Caribou, set to release the album Swim on April 19. Stereogum (stereogum.com) calls the remix a "liquid, techno-stroked reworking."
Woods is a Brooklyn-based folk band whose 2009 album Songs of Shame was described by Pitchfork as "a distinctive blend of spooky campfire folk, lo-fi rock, homemade tape collages, and other noisy interludes, all anchored by deceptively sturdy melodies." The band has just released "I Was Gone" off upcoming album At Echo Lake; Chipped Hip (www.chippedhip.com) says of the track: "Think of it as 'Paint it Black' as performed by a group of nomadic forest dwellers."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on March 16 at 10:00 AM GMT:
• MGMT (unchanged)
• Kavinsky (unchanged)
• Neon Indian (unchanged)
• Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (unchanged)
• Dr. Dog (+2)
• Gorillaz (-1)
• Oh No Ono (+3)
• The Morning Benders (unchanged)
• Woods (new)
• Cults (-4)
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.