On February 12, the most blogged musical act of the moment is experimental rock band Yeasayer, followed by British bands Hot Chip and Massive Attack. All three acts recently released studio albums, and many bloggers are sharing songs from the albums as part of their weekly MP3 roundups.
Trip-hop duo Massive Attack released its fifth studio album,
Heligoland, on February 9. In addition to songs straight off the album, bloggers today are sharing a remix by Brazilian DJ/producer Gui Boratto of the duo's song "Paradise Circus," which features guest vocalist Hope Sandoval. Daily Beatz (dailybeatz.com) says the track "has its fair share of welcome highs and lows and becomes really unexpectedly beautiful in the last few minutes, all while maintaining the eerie integrity of the original song."
UK alternative dance band Delphic is getting mention Friday as bloggers share several different remixes of the group's track "Doubt," off the group's debut album Acolyte. Delphic itself is often in the blogs with its remixes of music by other bands. Battery in Your Leg (batteryinyourleg.com) explains why many of the MP3s shared on blogs are remixes: "Bloggers these days end up receiving more remixes than original music. ...Out of say 100 emails I receive a day, I'd say at least 50 of them are remixes. ...you have to spend quite a lot of time sifting through them... ."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 12 at 10:30 AM GMT:
• Hot Chip
• Massive Attack
• The Radio Dept.
• The Golden Filter
• Vampire Weekend
• Josh Ritter
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.