Pygmalion is ripe with artists who have just released new records. Grizzly Bear’s upcoming album Shields just came out, and we enjoyed spinning it on our Shrinkwrap with Nat (Tuesdays 9-10). This is ideal because the audience will have time to become well-versed in the new and exciting record. Dirty Projectors, Cloud Nothings, and Best Coast all released critically well-received albums within [...]
Every September, Champaign-Urbana is proud to host the Pygmallion Music Festival! This festival is great in really showcasing all C-U has to offer, and brings many big national names and local acts to different venues across town. You might be saying: “Wow, Boswell, it’s only July…don’t you think you’re jumping the gun a little bit?”. [...]
The greatest thing about music festivals is that you get to see bands that you absolutely love, and in the same day you get the chance to discover new music as well. Pitchfork Music Festival ended just yesterday night, and I left with a few songs stuck in my head. Here they are, songs from [...]
That time of the year is upon us: the initial artists of the Pygmalion line-up have been announced. And while there are still slots to fill, both big and small, everyone is starting to get damn excited. Whether you’re insanely pumped about the line-up or are unsure how you feel, you came to the right [...]
I must admit, before I write a review about a band, I usually have some sort of prior knowledge of what they sound like or what they are famous for. This week, with the Cloud Nothings, I truly went into my first listen as ignorant as humanly possible. I wanted a clean slate, so I [...]
30. James Blake (James Blake) Working off of the momentum he gained from his EPs and iconic singles such as “Limit to Your Love” and “Wilhelms Scream,” James Blake released his self-titled debut album. The 23 year old year old British singer is known for mixing his dubstep production with soft, soulful piano and vocals. [...]
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