On February 5, Brooklyn experimental rock band Yeasayer continues to be the most blogged musical act of the moment, according to The Hype Machine. In second and third are French alternative rock band Phoenix and Baltimore dream pop duo Beach House, which recently recorded new versions of songs from its new album Teen Dream.
Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand of Beach House visited the Horseshack recording studio in Illinois, USA, to record semi-live versions of songs from their studio album Teen Dream, which was released January 26. Those tracks were posted on the recording studio's website, Daytrotter (daytrotter.com), on February 1, and are now being passed around the blogosphere.
Also in the blogs Friday is San Diego ambient post-rock project The Album Leaf, which was formed in 1998 by guitarist and electronic musician Jimmy LaValle. The band released its fifth studio album, A Chorus of Storytellers, on February 2. Knox Road (www.knoxroad.com) says, " A Chorus Of Storytellers takes us in, allows us to breathe, and drops us off at the end with a new outlook on the world." Citizen Dick (www.citizendick.com) reviews, "This may be The Album Leaf's most mature and dynamic effort yet."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 5 at 10:00 AM GMT:
• Beach House
• Four Tet
• The Album Leaf
• Major Lazer
• The XX
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.