On February 17, Brooklyn rock band Yeasayer continues to be the talk of the blogosphere following the release of its breakthrough album Odd Blood. Swedish indie pop band The Radio Dept. and Vancouver garage-rock/noise-pop group Japandroids are the second and third most popular acts in the music blogs, according to The Hype Machine.
Getting significant mention in the blogosphere is Local Natives, a Los Angeles indie band that began attracting attention from the music press after performing nine shows at the 2009 South by Southwest Festival. The band released its debut album, Gorilla Manor, in 2009 in the UK, and is now in the blogs after releasing the album internationally. Indie Rock Café calls Local Natives (www.indierockcafe.com) "a band to watch in 2010."
Pattern is Movement is a Philadelphia rock band, formed in 2001, sometimes called a "math rock" group for its rhythmically complex experimental style. The band is working on a follow-up to its debut album
All Together and offered up a track as a free download. The Needle Drop (theneedledrop.blogspot.com) says the single, "Light of the World," "reinforces everything we've come to expect from their music: whimsical pop melodies floating over a myriad of math rock drums."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 17 at 10:00 AM GMT:
• The Radio Dept.
• the morning benders
• Local Natives
• Pattern Is Movement
• Toro Y Moi
• Bon Iver
• Kiki Pau
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.