By Chase Stevens ’12
Do you like being that super fresh hipster who is the go-to source for any new and upcoming bands?
For those hipsters who want to make sure they are keeping up with all of the new music, one machine out there can help them out.
The Hype Machine!
The Hype Machine, located at www.hypem.com, is a website that takes the posts from critically acclaimed music blogs and rolls them all together into one convenient site.
Their own description of the site says that “to put it simply, the Hype Machine keeps track of what music bloggers write about.”
“We handpick a set of music blogs and then present what they discuss for easy analysis, consumption and discovery.”
“This way, your odds of stumbling into awesome music or awesome blogs are high.”
Hype Machine is free to use, and visitors can listen to songs as many times as you want.
However, the songs are not available for download.
They “provide a list of tracks that are currently being discussed on blogs, not the files themselves. If you discover a song or artist you like, we encourage you to support them by purchasing their music,” according to the website.
One unique feature about the site is that you can create user accounts.
With these accounts, visitors can mark songs you like and have them show up on your dashboard.
From this dashboard, you and other Hype Machine users can listen to the your favorite tracks.
Another cool feature of the Hype Machine is the “Popular” list.
On this list, new tracks that have been selected as frequent favorites show up here. It shows the top 20 songs that have been selected as favorites over the last three days and the last week.
Overall, the site is very useful for finding both new indie music and remixes of songs you know and love.
Visit the Hype Machine at www.hypem.com