A hot topic in the music blogosphere on Tuesday, April 10, is a new track by New Zealand pop star Kimbra, Foster the People's frontman Mark Foster and Canadian electro act A-Trak. Also in the blogs, Brooklyn-based reverb rock band Dive gains some buzz with the release of a new track.
On April 5, Converse released the track “Warrior,” a collaboration featuring Foster, Kimbra, and A-Trak, as part of the Converse Three Artists - One Song series, available as a free download from the Converse Plug into Color website. “They put together a ridiculously punchy new track, complete with syncopated beats and synths galore," writes blogger Umstrum.
Four-piece indie band Dive recently signed on with Captured Tracks, which will release their debut album Oshin on June 26. Meanwhile, bloggers are swapping the LP’s first single, “How Long Have You Known.” “The track is a hazy dreamwave track in vein of [indie band] Real Estate,” writes Surviving the Golden Age.
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on April 10 at 9:30 GMT:
1. Jj (+1)
2. Dive (new)
3. Father John Misty (+2)
4. Kanye West featuring DJ Khaled (+3)
5. Star Slinger (reentry)
6. Edward Sharpe (no change)
7. Mark Foster + A-trak + Kimbra (new)
8. Dirty Projectors (reentry)
9. Japandroids (-1)
10. Jai Paul (-9)
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 new video for “Warrior”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUUivXgJ2S4