Ed. note: As everyone knows, music blogs are the most powerful force in the industry, if not the world. You might think that you’re getting new music from radio or TV, but in fact, you’re only hearing it because a blogger once wrote about it. They have so much power! Seriously, have you even tried to fathom how many albums Malajube and David Vandervelde have sold? Those guys must own mansions!!
Occasionally, though, an artist manages to find success without being noticed by the bloggers. We’ll chart such musicians’ unlikely ascent to fame with a new feature called Unbloggable.
HOMETOWN: Franklin, Tennessee
MOST RECENT ALBUM Riot!, released June 12th; 42,000 copies sold within first week
TOTAL NUMBER OF HYPE MACHINE MENTIONS: Four
WHAT ARE THEY LIKE? Unapologetic pop-punk, courtesy of Pete Wentz-affiliated Fueled By Ramen records
WHY WON’T ANYONE BLOG ABOUT THEM? Unapologetic pop-punk, courtesy of Pete Wentz-affiliated Fueled By Ramen records
ARE THEY BLOGGABLE? Yes. Despite certain reservations about just about anything aimed at the Alternative Press set, both Idolators whole-heartedly endorse Riot!, especially “That’s What You Get,” which so far only one blog has deemed good enough to post.
NEXT WEEK ON UNBLOGGABLE: Enrique Iglesias, the man not even the most die-hard popist will defend.