Palace of Musical Destiny

by Alewife

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Llig Mij I am SO GLAD I found Alewife! The rhythms and kickass guitar work are keeping me going through the pandemic.....because those rhythms and that guitar do not stop. Favorite track: Bosque.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Get the full 3D packaging, complete with weird photos, weirder artwork, and a lovely/loving tribute to our fallen warrior, High C. Plus over 55 minutes of pure Alewife exotica, mystery, and jungle rhythms.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Palace of Musical Destiny via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Message from Alewife: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily unable to mail records and other physical merchandise. We appreciate your support, and we will ship your order as soon as we can.

      $12 USD or more 


Bosque 05:55
El Orangutan 04:49
Pawnshop 04:31
Libertango 04:53
Patricia 05:08
Goldfinger 04:06


The CD is now available for local ($12 / Oak Park) hand off, or mail order. (Add $3 shipping.) Check the merchandise link above.

For all the great merchandise of the t-shirt variety (and so much more), visit – Get your very own RAKE BURN BURY threads that everyone's wearing! BugHead! The classic Alewife logo! Some of those mind-bending posters. Antifa. The line work of High C. Check it out.

ALEWIFE can also be heard on the CHICAGO SURF RALLY album: a compilation of the city's finest surf rock combos:

August 26 - Bass St Landing Summer Music Series, Moline IL
August 28 - Montrose Saloon, Chicago
More dates to be announced soon
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Please pay what you can ... nothing, something, a little, more than a little. Whatever you can will be mucho appreciado.


released August 24, 2020

COLIN TOLINE: Bass, Synth, Keys
ALEX HAUSSMANN: Conga, Djembe, Vocals
BEVERLY GIBSON: Vocals, Melodica, Accordion
MIGUEL GONZALEZ: Traps, Percussion, Handsonic, Vocals
MITCH MCNEIL: Guitar, Vibes, Organ, Bass

Produced by Colin Toline
Mixed by Mark Jarasek with Beverly Gibson, Mitch McNeil, Vega del Castillo & Colin Toline
Mastered by Rich Rankin
Cover Artwork by Maggie Dahlberg c/o Palace of Musical Destiny, Kenosha WI
Design by Mitch McNeil / Disk Illustration: High C
Love to Carol Anthony and Mark Toline, all the Alewives, and our extended musical family (Rich-Adrian-August-SteveS-B.A.-Brian-MarkJ-JoeF-Chuck-BRose-Duff-BMac-GlennW-DaveP-Jack-Marcie-Emily-Will-Dougie-Tommy-Raul)
Dedicated in Memory of John Colin Toline 1955-2020


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Alewife Oak Park, Illinois

Renowned for their fermented blend of surf/latin/exotica, with a pinch of spice from around this vast global milieu. Heavily extraterrestrial by way of the equator. Music of the jungle. Music of the desert. Music from space. Alewife is now included on a compilation album of Chicago surf rockers: ... more

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