New to the blogs in recent days, EMA, aka Erika M. Anderson, claims a top spot in The Hype Machine’s most blogged artists chart on May 9 with the release of a new track from her debut album, Past Life Martyred Saints, due out this week. Also in the day’s top ten, dubstep producer Zomby gains some buzz.
EMA, the former frontwoman of the California noise-folk band Gowns, followed up the release of her track "California" with "Milkman," which blogger I Rock Cleveland (blog.irockcleveland.com) describes as "another impressive cut on what is truly an impressive album." "I’ve been slowly falling in love with Erika M. Anderson," adds blogger I Guess I’m Floating (www.iguessimfloating.net), "with each new song, hook, and verse the past few months."
Zomby is another hot topic in the day’s top ten with the release of a new track featuring Panda Bear, experimental musician and founding member of Animal Collective. Of the new collaboration, "Things Fall Apart," blogger Abeano (www.abeano.com) writes: "The reasons we loved him before – the skittering rhythms, oscillating synths and (waaaait for it) huge bass tones are given a soft touch by Panda B’s vocals.
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on May 9 at 11:00 GMT:
Washed Out (no change)
Fleet Foxes (no change)
Black Lips (no change)
Fucked Up (no change)
Com Truise (no change)
Tyler, The Creator (-1)
EMA (no change)
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.
Watch the recent clip for EMA’s track "California":