September 30, 2011

New Decemberists EP Announced!

Galley favorites The Decemberists have just announced that they will be releasing a new EP on November 1st! The EP, titled Long Live The King will contain five acoustic tracks recorded at the same time as their last album, The King Is Dead, and a cover of the Grateful Dead song, "Row Jimmy". Get pumped!

Vids Worth A View - Dan Mangan

Today we stumbled across a beautiful video of Dan Mangan and crew playing two acoustic songs in a river! The background of the wilderness perfectly matches Mangan's voice and style. He plays "Rows of Houses" and "Leaves, Trees, Forest" of his new fantastic album, Oh Fortune. Enjoy!

September 29, 2011

City and Colour "Weightless" Music Video

Canadian group City and Colour have released a brand new video for their song "Weightless" off their newest album, Little Hell. It is very simple and straightforward, but also very beautiful. "It was all about using light in different ways," says frontman Dallas Green.

Blitzen Trapper Song on KCRW

Today on KCRW's website, the new Blitzen Trapper tune, "Astronaut," is featured as Today's Top Tune! This website offers a new free download every day and often has some really interesting stuff! Check it out!

Sims - Wildlife

Sims, also known as part of rap collective Doomtree, may be the next thing to come out of Minnesota hip-hop. His brand new Wildlife EP stands out with its old school beats and refreshingly genuine and powerful lyrics. Available for free on his bandcamp, the EP includes five tracks that really capture his signature style. If you are a fan of innovative, indie rap, or his better known Doomtree partner P.O.S, you will definitely take a liking to Sims. Enjoy!!

Sims-"The Lighthouse"

Sims-"The Line"

September 27, 2011

Dan Mangan - "Row of Houses" Music Video

With the release of Dan Mangan's new album today, his new music video for the single "Row of Houses" is also premiering on Rolling Stone! Enjoy!

Recent Recommended Releases - 9-27-2011

Wilco - The Whole Love
Buy on iTunes
Wilco-"Born Alone"

Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune
Buy on iTunes
Dan Mangan-"Row Of Houses"

Justice - Audio, Video, Disco EP
Buy on iTunes

Mastodon - The Hunter
Buy on iTunes
Mastodon-"The Sparrow"

The Knux - Eraser
Buy on iTunes
The Knux-"She's So Up"

Shower Hour - Fall Show #2

Shower Hour hit the airwaves again last night with a great mix of some eclectic folk bands and some fun electronic stuff. Check it out!!

Stream Shower Hour - Fall Show #2

September 26, 2011

New Ryan Adams Album Streaming

For those of you who like Ryan Adams as much as we do, his upcoming album is now streaming in its entirety on NPR! Check it out here!!

Ashes & Fire Streaming

The Security Dilemma: 9.26.11

Another great hour of music last night on WMFO. Check out the playlist, I promise it'll be a great way to start your week.

The Security Dilemma--9/26/11

September 25, 2011

James Vincent McMorrow - Wicked Game / Whip My Hair

Tender-voiced Irishman James Vincent McMorrow has quite a way with covers. With the amazing, pure sound of his acoustic guitar and powerful falsetto voice, he does a great job of putting his unique spin on a song. He recently performed a brilliant version of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" live. Take a listen to the live recording below. On another note, a few months back he humorously covered Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" and even made that soothing and relaxing. Check it out!

James Vincent McMorrow-"Wicked Game"

James Vincent McMorrow-"Whip My Hair"

September 23, 2011

The Tallest Man On Earth - Weather Of A Killing Kind

This summer the TV network Adult Swim gave away some random free singles online. One of those was a little gem from Kristian Mattson, better known as The Tallest Man On Earth. Enjoy this little treat from the folk gods! 

The Tallest Man On Earth-"Weather Of A Killing Kind"

Beirut-NPR Tiny Desk Concert

I could not be more excited to share this with you all. I've long been a fan of these sessions at NPR's offices, and even longer a fan of the truly brilliant Zach Condon and his group Beirut. This intimate view of a usually huge, orchestral band is quite refreshing. The first two songs are off their latest album The Rip Tide, the title track and "Santa Fe," respectively. The third is a traditional Serbian tune that goes a long way in explaining the influences for Condon's decidedly unique sound. Listen to this, and then go back and listen to their entire catalogue. I promise you won't regret it.

P.S. Here's my absolute favorite ever.
Avett Brothers-Tiny Desk Concert

September 22, 2011

Vids Worth A View

One of our favorites, LA quintet Milo Greene has caught my eye with a beautiful video of them playing live in someone's living room. This video definitely speaks to how exquisite the band is live. Catch them on tour this fall with The Civil Wars! Check it out! You can hear the studio recording of "Autumn Tree" below.

Milo Greene-"Autumn Tree"

September 21, 2011

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- Make The Money

Galley favorites Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have released yet another amazing single. Macklemore spits his classic, heartfelt rhymes over an amazing Ryan Lewis beat. They never fail us! Check it out!!

Buy on iTunes
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-"Make The Money"

September 20, 2011

Recent Recommended Releases - 9-20-2011

Opeth - Heritage
Buy on iTunes
Opeth-"The Devil's Orchard"

The Jayhawks - Mockingbird Time
Buy on iTunes

Shower Hour: Fall Show #1

After a long summer hiatus, Shower Hour has returned to the airwaves at WMFO! It airs live from 1-2 am EST on Tuesday mornings (Monday nights). But if you can't listen live, you can check out the archives right here at the Adventure Galley! Here's week one:

Shower Hour - Fall Show #1

September 19, 2011

Yellow Ostrich - Live at Austin City Limits

Our old friends (and long-time Adventure Galley favorites) Yellow Ostrich joined a star-studded lineup this weekend at Austin City Limits. Here's a sample from what looked like an amazing set. And for those of you in Boston, they'll be opening for Ra Ra Riot on October 20 at the Paradise. Make sure to check that out. As always, enjoy.

The Security Dilemma: Fall Show #1

I'm happy to announce that the Security Dilemma is back at WMFO for another season of eclectic music and radio fun for all. For those of you awake, the new time is 1-2 am EST on Monday mornings (Sunday evenings.) You can stream it live online at But don't worry, I'll continue to post the archive every week as well. Hope you enjoy!

The Security Dilemma--9/19/11

September 17, 2011


I'm not sure why I have gone so long before posting this, but it's about time that someone tells you about SomethingALaMode (or SALM). Two extremely talented string musicians from France, a cellist and a violist, teamed up a few years ago to do something extraordinary. They combined their beautiful, lush strings with European electro music! Their debut album has a very distinct sound and is full of gems whether you're a classical music buff or a fan of the clubs. Check it out!

SomethingALaMode on iTunes

SomethingALaMode-"Rondoparisiano (feat. Karl Lagerfeld)"

SomethingALaMode-"Little Bit Of Feel Good (feat. Adam Joseph)"

September 16, 2011

Neutral Milk Hotel - Little Birds

Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel continues to throw little gems our way as he is in the process of compiling all of the group's material for an enormous box set release! As of today there is a new unreleased track streaming on his site. Check it out!

Stream "Little Birds"

September 14, 2011

Alex Drumm - Empty Rooms EP

Yet another Canadian singer/songwriter, Alex Drumm, breaks the mold a bit. With his debut Empty Rooms EP, available on his bandcamp, Drumm goes for a rough around the edges sound and hits it out of the park. With a sound comparable to Okkervil River and a beautifully unperfect voice, Drumm makes this EP a must-listen. Check it out!

Alex Drumm-"Knight, Death, and the Devil"

Alex Drumm-"Bedspins"

September 13, 2011

El Guincho-"Bombay"

Enter Spanish musician Pablo Diaz-Reixa, or as the world knows him, El Guincho. I came upon this song while perusing my library yesterday, having long forgotten the charm and immense groove Bombay carries. Add to that the oddest, most entertaining music video I've ever seen, and we've got quite a combination on our hands. Watch and listen, I'm sure you'll feel the same way.

Recent Recommended Releases 9-13-2011

Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing
Buy on iTunes
Blitzen Trapper-"American Goldwing"

Blind Pilot - We Are The Tide
Buy on iTunes
Blind Pilot-"Half Moon"

Das Racist - Relax
Buy on iTunes
Das Racist-"Michael Jackson"

Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song
Buy on iTunes
Grouplove-"Colours (Xaphoon Jones Remix)"

Mogwai - Earth Division EP
Buy on iTunes

Neon Indian - Era Extrana
Buy on iTunes

September 12, 2011

Justice - Helix

Justice has once again teased us with another great single off their upcoming sophomore album. After hearing this and the other two singles, Audio, Video, Disco, and Civilization, it is pretty clear to see how the duo has grown and expanded their repertoire in the years since their first album. Turn up this funky track, get excited for Audio, Video, Disco to drop on October 25th, and get dancing!


September 08, 2011

New Dan Mangan Songs

Folk crooner Dan Mangan is releasing a new album, Oh Fortune, on September 27th. We're already awfully excited. If you want to hear why, check out these two new songs off the upcoming album! Enjoy!

Preorder Oh Fortune

Dan Mangan-"About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All"

Dan Mangan-"Rows Of Houses"

September 07, 2011

Ryan Adams-"Ashes & Fire"

Just released. One of my favorite artists, Ryan Adams, performing the title track off his upcoming offering due out next month. Not sure if he'll have a band behind him for the record, but after watching this video I almost don't care if he does. And if the rest of the album is anything like this cut, it's shaping up to be one of Adams' best efforts. October can't come soon enough.

Femi Kuti

The son of absolute legend Fela, Femi Kuti does his father proud with his latest album, Africa for Africa. Socially conscious, thought provoking, and at the end of the day just great to jam out to, the 14 tracks are well worth a few spins. Though the album came out earlier this year, Kuti caught my ear again with his wonderful Daytrotter Session released just last week. Give him a listen, get up and dance, I guarantee you won't regret it.

Femi Kuti-"Africa for Africa"

Femi Kuti-"Dem Bobo"

September 04, 2011

New Wilco Album Streaming

Wilco's upcoming album, The Whole Love, due out Septermber 27th, for a limited 24 hour period, is streaming on the band's site! Get on this while you have the chance!

New Justice Single

Frech duo Justice have graced us with another single off their upcoming album, Audio, Video, Disco, due out October 25th! This and the previously released "Civilization" Single give us a pretty good look at how different this album will be from their previous release, † . Enjoy!!

Justice-"Audio, Video, Disco"

September 02, 2011

New Neutral Milk Hotel Stuff!!

The mastermind behind Neutral Milk Hotel, Jeff Mangum has recently revamped the group's website and will begin offering a huge NMH box set soon! The new site also offers one-of-a-kind drawings by Mangum himself and some other cool stuff! In the meantime, you can now stream a previously unreleased track from the recording sessions of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea!! And it's great!! Check it out and enjoy!

The new site can be found here!