On February 25, Canadian rock band Broken Social Scene continues to be the most blogged act of the moment, according to The Hype Machine. Swedish five-piece indie rock band Shout Out Louds has climbed into second place, and American duo White Hinterland holds onto third place.
Shout Out Louds released its third album, Work - the first since 2007's Our Ill Wills earned the band international attention - on February 23. Pop Dose (popdose.com) calls Work "another early leader in the race for year-end honors." Shout Out Louds is following up its album release with an extensive US/European tour, hitting major cities from March through July.
The New Pornographers is a Canadian/American indie rock supergroup (its members include solo artist Neko Case) that formed in Vancouver in 1997. The group is due to release its fifth album, Together, on May 4, and has made the first single from that album available for download. Kickin the Peanuts (kickinthepeanuts.com) calls "Your Hand (Together)" "an absolutely wonderful, rollicking power-pop jam."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 25 at 10:00 AM GMT:
• Broken Social Scene
• Shout Out Louds (new)
• White Hinterland
• The Morning Benders (-2)
• The New Pornographers (new)
• Tracey Thorn
• Club 8 (new)
• Beach House (-4)
• Ellie Goulding (-2)
• Gorillaz (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.