Hype Machine Lands on iPhone, Granting You Instant Cool Taste in Music

Hype Machine, the Whole Foods of obscure indie-blog popularity tunes, is now pocket-sized. This is great news for anyone who likes digging around the web for their next favorite song—beat your friends to the buzz! More mobile streaming!

As opposed to the browser version of Hype Machine, which is essentially a big list of streamable songs music bloggers are excited about, the app is going for a more Pandora-esque thing, turning blog giddiness into radio stations. You can stream by recency, popularity, pick a favorite blogger to follow, or track what your pals are listening to (so you can falsely claim you were so into that band before they were). Not bad for only three bucks. [iTunes via TNW]