Pygmalion Music Festival 2008


It seems like music festivals are popping up every week now, which is great news. Bigger acts such as Radiohead and Beck are touring the festival circuit and drawing huge crowds to these weekend showcases of past and present musical giants. However, one festival seems to stand out amongst the rest.

The Pygmalion Music Festival, taking place in Urbana, Illinois from September 17th to the 20th, focuses on local and national independent music acts, which seems like an anomaly in the cloud of major label music festivals that dominate the press. The headliners, Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, and Dan Deacon, will certainly draw the bulk of the audience, but with over 60 independent acts confirmed, your highlight is bound to be the discovery of a new, amazing band. Plus, it's only fifty bucks for the whole weekend!

Here's the rundown:

When: September 17 - 20

Where: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois (Two hours south of Chicago)

Why: Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, Dan Deacon, and a huge line-up of indie bands.

How Much: $50 for all days or individual show tickets will be sold at the door. But, why not just buy an All-Weekend ticket? It's cheap!

Now that you know the details, betterPropaganda will now present you with the 2008 Pygmalion Music Festival Playlist featuring many of the acts on board for this year's festival. Click through the 16 bands at the right and download each individual mp3 or stream them all below. Enjoy!

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song:Penny, Look Down
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Yo La Tengo
song:Beanbag Chair
album:I Am Not Afraid of You and I W…
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song:Bad News
album:At Home With Owen (Polyvinyl R…
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Asobi Seksu
song:New Years
album:Citrus (Friendly Fire Recordin…
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Black Mountain
album:In The Future (Jagjaguwar Reco…
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Dan Deacon
song:The Crystal Cat
album:Spiderman of the Rings (Carpar…
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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
song:Beat (Health, Life and Fire)
album:We Brave Bee Stings and All (K…
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song:Cherry Tulips
album:Some Racing, Some Stopping (Po…
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song:Skeleton Man
album:The Evening Descends (Dead Oce…
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Dark Meat
song:Freedom Ritual
album:Universal Indians (Vice Record…
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The M's
song:Don't Be Late
album:Real Close Ones (Polyvinyl Rec…
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Oxford Collapse
song:The Birthday Wars
album:Bits (Sub Pop Records)
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Pattern Is Movement
song:Right Away
album:All Together (Hometapes)
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High Places
song:Visions the First
album:High Places (Thrill Jockey Rec…
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Times New Viking
song:Drop Out
album:Rip It Off (Matador Records)
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Grampall Jookabox
song:The Girl Ain't Preggers
album:Ropechain (Asthmatic Kitty Rec…
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